As a magna cum laude graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Calli started law school with the goal of one day becoming an advocate for people in need of one. In May 2015, Calli graduated in the top 28% of her class at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She also graduated with a certificate in Advocacy and an Award in Leadership, Service, and Public Interest. Upon graduation, she was awarded a post-graduate fellowship through her law school which provided her funding to work at a non-profit organization representing victims in order of protection hearings in Chicago, Illinois.
Calli is licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and the state of Illinois. From May 2013 until October 2018, Calli worked in prosecutorial positions at: Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (Chicago, IL), McDonough County State’s Attorney’s Office (Macomb, IL), and Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office (Memphis, TN). She has been assigned to general sessions court, criminal court, felony drug court, felony preliminary hearing team, domestic violence, and negotiation desk positions. She has extensive experience in high-crime areas, and she is extremely knowledgeable about criminal law.
Calli has significant litigation experience, and she has handled 130 felony preliminary hearings, 2 jury trials, 10 bench trials, 15 motions to suppress, 15 order of protection hearings, and 7 social security disability hearings. In private practice, Calli excels at advocating for her clients – in both civil and criminal proceedings.
Outside of law, Calli is a Schwinn Cycling MPower certified spin instructor. You can find her teaching at the new Cyclebar opening in Chattanooga near Hamilton Place. She has been teaching group fitness classes since August 2010, and she has taught almost every type of class you can think of. Calli holds the following qualifications: TRX Suspension Trainer, Crossfit L1 Trainer,PiYO Beachbody Instructor, & Insanity Beachbody Instructor. Most of all, Calli loves to play with her three dogs in her free time.