Andrea "Andie" McKellar is a founding member of McKellar|Hyde PLC. Andie has practiced law in Nashville since 1998, specializing in complex civil litigation and dispute resolution. Prior to founding McKellar|Hyde in 2011, Andie practiced at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC – one of the largest law firms in the Southeast – where she was a partner in the firm's litigation group. 

Andie is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and is admitted to practice before all Tennessee courts, including the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee. She graduated from Vanderbilt Law School where she was Associate Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. While in law school, Andie studied International Law at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to law school, Andie graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology and Journalism from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 

Andie has experience in a broad range of civil law, including commercial, healthcare, probate, insurance coverage, employment and personal injury. Andie has represented clients in federal and state court at all levels, as well as in arbitrations. In addition to litigating cases, Andie works with clients in a risk management role to assess their legal exposure and to develop and implement solutions to avoid litigation. 

Andie lives in Nashville with her sons, Mac and Bode.

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University – J.D., 1998

  • Associate Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review

  • Phi Delta Phi Member

  • Studied International Law at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland

  • Edited series of lectures presented by Professor Jonathan Charney to the Hague Academy of International Law entitled The Multiplicity of International Tribunals and the University of International Law.

University of Tennessee – B.A., 1994

  • B.A. in Anthropology and Journalism

  • Study Abroad Program, Urbino, Italy

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Nashville Bar Association

  • Lawyers Association for Women

  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

ASSOCIATED PUBLISHED CASES

  • In re NHC – Nashville Fire Litigation, 293 S.W.3d 547 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008) 

  • Anesthesia Medical Group, P.C. v. Chandler, 2007 WL 412323 (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 6, 2007) 

  • Anesthesia Medical Group, P.C. v. Buras, 2006 WL 2737829 (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 26, 2006) 

  • DLLP, LLC d/b/a Big Nine Productions v. International Creative Management, Inc., 2003 WL 21488287 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 25, 2003) 

  • Kandel v. The Center for Urological Treatment and Research, P.C., 2002 WL 598567 (Tenn. Ct. April 17, 2002) 

  • Head v. Wachovia Bank of Georgia, N.A., 88 S.W.3d 180 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2002) 

  • LeTellier v. LeTellier, 40 S.W.3d 490 (Tenn. 2001) 

ARTICLES

  • Representing Homeowners After a Natural Disaster, American Bar Association GP Solo October-November 2011

  • Tennessee Supreme Court to Review Opinion Limiting State’s Authority to Tax, State Tax Today, March 2, 2010

  • Tennessee Appeals Court Rules Gain from a Deemed Sale of Assets Is Taxable Business Income, State Tax Today, 2008


Lyndsay Smith is a founding partner of McKellar|Hyde, PLC. Lyndsay began her career as a litigation associate with Neal & Harwell, PLC where her practice consisted of white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, including assisting in the representation of ExxonMobil. Lyndsay also cultivated a small real estate practice, representing landlords, HOAs, builders, and developers. After leaving Neal & Harwell, Lyndsay practiced as the in-house litigation attorney at Upper Deck Inc. in Carlsbad, CA, representing the trading card company in civil litigation issues. 

Lyndsay is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and California and is a member of the bar of the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee. She graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Political Science. 

While in law school, she earned the highest grade in Copyright Law and was also awarded the CALI Award for Academic Excellence and the Jefferson Medal for Academic Excellence for this achievement. She was the co-recipient of the same awards after tying for the highest grade in California Real Estate Transactions. Through the University of San Diego School of Law, Lyndsay studied International Art Law in Florence, Italy and International Business Transactions at the University College of London. 

Lyndsay is a native Nashvillian who graduated from The Oak Hill School and Brentwood Academy. When not spending time at the office, Lyndsay enjoys traveling, sports, and hanging out with her family, friends, and her big, crazy dogs, Gunner and Rocco. Lyndsay is an active and thankful member of Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association

  • Member, Nashville Bar Association

  • Member, Young Lawyers Division, Nashville Bar Association

  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association

  • Member, Honky Tonk Bar Association