Rachelle is the current President of the Conservatorship Association of Tennessee (“CAT”). Prior to returning to private practice in 2019, Rachelle Gallimore-Scruggs served as the founding Director of the Metro Government Office of Conservatorship Management (“OCM”). Under Rachelle’s leadership, the OCM uncovered funds misappropriated by fiduciaries; located undisclosed real property; identified real property purchased and sold without court approval; identified cases in which conservators used the conservatee’s resources for their own benefit, rather than for the benefit of the conservatee. During her time as Director, Rachelle created educational videos to help teach conservatorship best practices. Rachelle also served as an Assistant Metropolitan Attorney for the Metro Government Department of Law and served as the Assistant City Attorney for Clarksville, Tennessee. In these positions, Rachelle practiced employment law, tort liability, real property, land use, and advised Council, department heads, boards and commissions. While at Metro, Rachelle represented Metro Water, Public Works, Information Technology Services, Internal Audit, and others in their various legal needs. Rachelle obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theology, with a minor in History from Southern Adventist University and her Juris Doctor from The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She also studied master’s level English composition and grammar at The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Rachelle received two Dean’s Distinguished Service Awards from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for her volunteer work in the area of Conservatorships.
Rachelle and her husband, Roger Scruggs, enjoy spending time with family, the outdoors, fitness, and playing with their two dogs, Caveat (standard poodle) and Vici (miniature poodle). Rachelle holds multiple certifications, licensures, and belongs to numerous organizations.