Tenley focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, product liability, and pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare. She has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in a variety of matters, ranging from commercial disputes to healthcare fraud, and has experience representing individuals and entities in criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. She has represented clients accused of a variety of criminal violations including bank fraud, healthcare fraud, and anti-kickback violations, and has assisted clients in pre-indictment investigation, plea negotiations, and/or trial and sentencing. She has also successfully assisted individuals in post-conviction sentencing challenges.
Tenley has an active practice outside Alabama as regional counsel for product manufacturing clients, and has defended a wide variety of cases across the Southeast, including Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, and Florida.
Tenley was selected as a Rising Star in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers for her work in product liability cases. Tenley serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee, and is active in a number of nationwide legal associations. She is a member of DRI’s Committees on Women in the Law and Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA Section on Criminal Justice, and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She has also served as Past President of the Young Lawyers Board of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.
Tenley earned her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law where she served as an Editor for the Alabama Law Review, a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and a member of the Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team. She also received her B.S. from the University of Alabama, majoring in Commerce and Business Administration.
Prior to joining the firm, Tenley worked in Washington, DC as Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. Outside of work, Tenley is the mother of a 3-year old son and 1-year old daughter, and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and watching Alabama football.
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