Stephen W. Grace
Stephen goes to court for plaintiffs and defendants in every type of case imaginable, and he does so throughout Tennessee and Kentucky in both federal and state courts. Steve has tried more than 200 cases to conclusion in front of judges, juries or arbitrators in his twenty-plus years of trial practice. Steve focuses his practice on personal injury and employment rights litigation. He earned his Bachelors Degree with high honors from the University of Kentucky in 1988 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity. He graduated law school from the University of Kentucky in 1991 and was a staff member and Associate Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal. Steve is admitted to practice in all of the state and federal courts in Tennessee and Kentucky, and he is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and Kentucky Bar Associations. Prior to founding the Grace & Rudy law firm, Steve practiced successfully as a sole practitioner at the Law Offices of Stephen W. Grace from 2004 to 2012. Before that, Steve was an associate and partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC (1991-2004), where he litigated employment and business disputes, counseled businesses about litigation defense and avoidance and lectured clients and lawyers about issues affecting them in the areas of business and employment litigation. Contact Stephen
Ashley S. Rudy
Ashley practices in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, domestic and family disputes corporate law, contracts, estate planning, probate, real estate and commercial transactions. Ashley received her undergraduate degree in History from Cumberland University, graduating with high honors. While at Cumberland, she was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society in the Social Sciences. She received her law degree at the Nashville School of Law, where she received the Moot Court Award for outstanding presentation in the courtroom. Ashley is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations and the Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women. Contact Ashley
Jordan Sluder practices primarily in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation. He believes in maintaining a high level of communication with clients so that they remain fully informed during the complex processes of criminal and civil litigation.
Jordan received his J.D. from Nashville School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University. During law school, he worked at a firm specializing in civil defense before law clerking for a Nashville Criminal Court judge. Jordan is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He joined Grace & Rudy in 2012.
Pete joined Grace & Rudy in January 2013 after being admitted to the Tennessee Bar in November 2012. Pete practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, Social Security Disability, and Civil Litigation. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Corrections Specialist immediately after high school. After serving in the Marine Corps, Pete later went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Middle Tennessee State University in 2008, graduating cum laude. While at MTSU, he was a member of the MTSU Mediation Team that won 1st place National Mediation Honors, and he received the 1st place award for Top Advocate Team. Pete went on to attend The University of Tennessee College of Law where he received his J.D. in 2012 with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. During law school, Pete served on the Editorial Board of the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy as an Articles Editor and Student Editor, was a Member of the American Association for Justice Mock Trial Team, and was a member of several organizations including President of the Criminal Law Society, Treasurer of the International Law Society, and a Member of the Student Bar Association. Pete also interned for both the Davidson County and Knox County District Attorney General's offices, and the United States Department of the Interior. Contact Peter