Rhoberta Orsland has called Memphis home for the last 30 years. She graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in 1999 before enrolling at the University of Tennessee College of Law. She earned her doctor of jurisprudence and obtained her license to practice law in Tennessee in 2002.
Ms. Orsland clerked for Justice Janice M. Holder with the Tennessee Supreme Court until 2004. Thereafter, she went on to work for an insurance defense firm where she primarily handled workers' compensation cases before accepting a Workers' Compensation Specialist position with the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation. During her time as a Specialist, Ms. Orsland mediated workers' compensation claims, evaluated workers' compensation settlements for approval, and issued orders determining entitlement to workers' compensation benefits. Over the last seven years, Ms. Orsland served as a staff attorney for the Court of Workers' Compensation Claims, assisting Judges Jim Umsted and Deana Seymour with cases assigned to the Memphis Court.
Ms. Orsland and her husband live in midtown Memphis with their two children. She co-owns Liberation Escape Rooms in Southaven, Mississippi and volunteers with several organizations that serve Memphis's homeless population. She is an active member of her church and loves to write music in her spare time.
- Rhodes College (1999)
- University of Tennessee College of Law (2002)
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Memphis Bar Association