Savannah Flowers Quintero Named New AOC Pro Bono Coordinator

April 19, 2021

Savannah Flowers Quintero has joined the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts as its new Pro Bono Coordinator. Quintero comes to the AOC from the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, where she worked as a staff attorney for two years.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to work with Savannah and have her on our team,” said Anne-Louise Wirthlin, Director of Access to Justice and Strategic Collaboration at the AOC. “Her perspective and experience add tremendous value to the Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Initiative and the work of the Commission.”

As Pro Bono Coordinator, Quintero will work with members of the state’s legal community to expand access to justice in Tennessee. In recent years, the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission has created numerous ways to further this mission in the state, including by establishing the Faith and Justice Alliance. Quintero will take a leading role with the Alliance, which works to educate and engage faith leaders in the state in an effort to help secure legal assistance for their congregants.

"The Access to Justice team at the AOC has long pioneered innovative solutions for Tennesseans seeking justice,” Quintero said. “I'm very excited to join such an engaging and passionate team, and I am eager to continue expanding access to everyone that needs it."

Quintero served in multiple roles while at the Legal Aid Society. She first served as a family law attorney, representing survivors of sexual and domestic violence in divorces, orders of protection and child custody proceedings. She then moved to the field of housing and consumer protection, where she defended tenants facing eviction and consumers involved in suits against debt collectors, among others.

Quintero received her Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law. While a student, Quintero worked as an extern at the Knox County Public Defender’s Office, as a domestic violence intern in the District Attorney General’s Office for the 20th Judicial District, and as a student attorney in the University of Tennessee College of Law Domestic Violence Clinic. She previously also worked as a family intervention specialist at Youth Villages in Nashville.

In addition to her professional activities, Quintero has also volunteered for a number of different agencies and organizations. She served as a victim advocate for the YWCA of Knoxville, as a crisis line and hospital accompaniment volunteer at the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville, and participated in pro bono programs at the University of Tennessee.

Quintero earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Belmont University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

She lives in Nashville with her husband and two beautiful dogs.