Courts Mourn Loss of Staff Attorney

May 4, 2018

Kristi Robbins Rezabek, staff attorney for the Tennessee Court of Appeals, passed away on May 4, 2018 at the age of 57. She worked for the Court of Appeals since 2006 and was based in the Jackson Supreme Court Building. She had previously worked as regional general counsel and senior staff attorney for the State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. She is the past president of the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, serving in 2012-2013, and the Howell Edmunds Jackson chapter of the American Inns of Court, serving in 2017.

Kristi was a native of Martin, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1985 with a degree in accounting. She was a 1993 graduate of The University of Memphis-Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she served on law review and earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Property, Legal Methods, Evidence, and Domestic Law.

She was an active member of Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband Kendall, daughter Kylie, father Guy Robbins, and siblings Marti Nonemaker, Stacey Hicks, and Scott Robbins. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Robbins, who passed away in January 2018. The full obituary can be read here.