Allison Wannamaker, a native Memphian, serves as MIA’s Managing Director. With the firm Lewis Thomason, Wannamaker concentrated her private practice on immigration law and naturalization. Ms. Wannamaker previously served with CLINIC detention programs in Los Angeles and New Orleans. She is a graduate of Rhodes College (B.A., International Studies) and Georgetown University Law Center.
Ms. Wannamaker served as pro bono chair of Tennessee Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, treasurer of the AILA Midsouth chapter, and now serves as treasurer of the Memphis alumnae chapter of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. In 2010, Community Legal Center (CLC) recognized Ms. Wannamaker and several other attorneys as CLC’s Volunteer Attorneys of the Year.