Estie Harris began lobbying the Tennessee General Assembly in 1987. Her only stint away from Nashville's Capitol Hill was two years in Washington, D.C., as Chief of Staff for former U. S. Senator Harlan Mathews. Harris' broad experience in both the executive and legislative branches of government has greatly benefited the clients she has served since joining the firm in 1994. She understands the inner-workings of state government and enjoys long-term friendships with many state officials and employees.
Clients and legislators alike appreciate Harris' knowledge, compassion, and attention to detail in the political process. She has the ability to switch gears rapidly and does her homework on client issues. She has impacted issues as diverse as judicial selection, farm credit, the Tennessee Lottery, special payments to hospitals, pay equity for those providing services to the intellectually disabled and mental health insurance benefits.
In her "other life," Harris serves on numerous middle Tennessee community boards and associations; participates in local charitable fundraising efforts, and is involved with her church, The Cathedral of the Incarnation.
She is married and has two teenage sons. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Harris graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in agricultural economics.