Covington G. Dismukes
Covington G. Dismukes focuses her practice on meeting the needs of business owners. She provides counsel in corporate law, business transactions, taxation, securities regulation, and nonprofit law. She also offers estate planning services, with a particular focus on young couples, families, and new business owners.
Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee, Covington comes from a line of small business owners, and she uses her experiences growing up around the family businesses to advise entrepreneurs at all stages of their business needs. Covington is also a third-generation graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she received her B.A. in psychology and sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and a minor in philosophy. During her time at UT, Covington was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.
Covington graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, receiving a Business Law certificate with honors. She also earned a best performance award in her Business Planning class and was selected to serve on the Dean’s Leadership Council. Additionally, Covington was a member of the Business Law Institute, the Lawyer’s Association for Women, and the Public Interest Law Foundation.
In law school, Covington organized the annual fundraiser for the school’s clinical and pro bono programs, raising several thousand dollars to support the school’s work for those in need of legal services.
Covington was recognized by the Ole Miss Pro Bono Initiative and Clinical Programs for distinction in providing pro bono service during her time law school. Covington was also selected to participate in the Child Advocacy program during law school, where she served as an assistant Guardian ad Litem for children in cases involving allegations of neglect and abuse, making recommendations to the court regarding the best interests of the children.
Covington serves as an assistant editor to the West Publishing Company’s Tennessee Practice Series volumes on business formation and estate planning. She is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, Lawyers Association for Women: Marion Griffin Chapter, Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, and the Nashville Sports Council.
When she is not at work, Covington can be found with her miniature Australian Shepherd, Stella, and her Belgian Malinois, Luna. She also volunteers for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. CASA provides and advocates for court-appointed assistance to benefit abused and neglected children.