Raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Chelsea Parrish moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee. She played saxophone in the Pride of the Southland marching band and graduated summa cum laude in 2008 with a degree in English Literature. After working in a law firm for a year, she went back to school, attending the University of Tennessee College of Law.
During law school, Chelsea focused on transactional law, gaining experience as a student lawyer with the Homer A. Jones Wills Clinic and as a research editor for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and The Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice.
After graduating cum laude in 2012, Chelsea practiced consumer bankruptcy law for nearly six years, helping clients with difficult and stressful financial situations. After seeing firsthand how healthcare and long-term care costs often bankrupt clients and their families, Chelsea decided to transition to the practice of elder law where she can help clients plan for rising healthcare costs and avoid financial pitfalls. She enjoys the long-term relationship aspect of elder law, getting to know clients and their families and helping them navigate the various financial and legal issues faced by older adults and individuals with special needs.
In her spare time, Chelsea is usually reading as many books as she can, finding new recipes to cook, or watching the Nashville Predators, Tennessee Vols, and Tennessee Titans. She and her husband Trey are Knox Heritage members and are slowly renovating their 100-year-old home. They also spend as much time as they can outdoors with their active, crazy dog, a redbone coonhound named Agee.
Chelsea is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and Knoxville Bar Association.