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Kinika Young joined the Tennessee Justice Center in April 2017, after over 10 years of practicing at Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC. The Tennessee Justice Center is a public interest law firm that is focused on ensuring access to health care and other vital services for all Tennesseeans. At TJC, Kinika will lead the Children's Health Team, working to build a movement across the state to protect and strengthen the safety net for the most vulnerable children in Tennessee.  

Kinika was formerly a Member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, which has one of the largest health care practices in the country. Her practice focused on healthcare disputes, in which she represented hospitals and healthcare providers facing managed care payment disputes with third party payors. Kinika's experience includes analysis of regulations and statutes, such as ERISA and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, interpretation of contract provisions, and written and oral advocacy before courts and alternative dispute resolution forums. In 2014, Kinika traveled to Cuba to study the country’s healthcare system as part of a delegation of the American Health Lawyers Association. In addition to traveling, Kinika enjoys dining out and listening to music. Kinika began practicing law in 2006 after graduating cum laude from Tulane University Law School. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida A&M University in 2003 and is a native of Montgomery, Alabama.

Director of Children's Health
Tennessee Justice Center
211 7th Avenue North #100

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Health Care



Law School

Tulane University Law School

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