Deborah Kidd received her undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and her Juris Doctor degree from Samford University Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1999. She is admitted to practice before the Tennessee State Bar, the Colorado State Bar, the Wyoming State Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, and the Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribal Court.
Ms. Kidd has had a private civil law practice but also served her country by joining the United States Air Force, serving as a Captain in the active duty military with the Judge Advocate General Corps. Within JAG, she served as lead counsel for Federal Labor and Employment Law, engaged in many arbitration and mediation actions, served as trial counsel during courts-martial and Article 32 investigations, and as legal advisor and government counsel during administrative discharge boards.
In her private civil law practice, she has concentrated on labor and employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, breach of contract, and commercial research. Ms. Kidd has worked with numerous financial institutions and businesses involving a full range of commercial issues: bankruptcy, loan default and collection, general business contract and lease disputes, disputes arising from both the formation and the sale of businesses, and corporate dissolutions with court directed audits and accountings.