Kimi deMent Dean joins the A2J Tech team after serving the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission for nearly four years where she helped manage and direct statewide access and innovation initiatives focusing on strategic collaboration and community engagement. Prior to her work for the Court, she worked as a family justice attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands in Nashville, Tennessee, and in the private bar as a civil litigation associate for a small firm in Murfreesboro, TN. She has presented at numerous conferences including the ABA Equal Justice Conference, Self Represented Litigants Network Conference, TALS Equal Justice University, NLADA Annual Conference, and Subtech 2020. Kimi holds a Bachelors of Arts from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law, and a Master of Arts and Theology from the University of the South: Sewanee.
Kimi enjoys distance trail running, backpacking, orchid collecting, volunteering, and spending time with family. Kimi is a long-time marathon guide with Achilles International, a non-profit that pairs able-bodied and disabled athletes allowing athletes of all abilities to experience the joys of running. Kimi serves on several committees for the Colorado Access to Justice Commission and serves as Co-Chair of the Justice Tech Working Group of the Self Represented Litigants Network.