Catie Lane Bailey

Catie Lane Bailey has earned a reputation as one of the best young government relations attorneys in Tennessee. A registered lobbyist, Catie represents and advises clients on legislative and public policy matters before the Tennessee General Assembly, local governments, and various state and local agencies. A hardworking and driven advocate for clients, Catie began her public policy career as a Congressional intern for Senator Lamar Alexander while she was still an undergraduate. Catie understands the legislative process from start to finish and has effective working relationships throughout the Tennessee statehouse and the executive branches of state and local government.

Catie takes pride in being part of the history that is made in Tennessee, and today she is the go-to lobbyist for the multi-family housing industry in Tennessee, representing owners and developers throughout the state. She is also known for her extensive experience related to education and education policy. Catie monitors and tracks proposed state legislation and regulations of interest to Waller government relations clients, and she reviews proposed amendments to identified bills that could impact clients. Her successful track record of promoting, opposing or amending specific legislation and administrative rulemaking proceedings for clients is built on long-standing bipartisan relationships with lawmakers and their staffs on both sides of the political aisle. 


  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, Lawyers' Association for Women - Marion Griffin Chapter
  • Member, Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Member, Tennessee Lobbyists Association

Prior Affiliations

  • Senior Policy Advisor and Attorney, Miller & Martin PLLC, Nashville, Tenn., 2014-2016
  • Director of Government Affairs, Tennessee Apartment Association, Nashville, Tenn., 2012-2014
  • Legislative Liaison, Tennessee Department of Revenue, Nashville, Tenn., 2012
  • House Education Committee Research Analyst, Tennessee General Assembly, Nashville, Tenn., 2011-2012
  • Legislative Assistant to Tennessee Representative Richard Montgomery, Nashville, Tenn., 2008-2012
  • Legislative Intern, Tennessee State Senate, Nashville, Tenn., 2008
  • Congressional Intern, Senator Lamar Alexander, Washington, D.C., 2007
  • Campaign Manager, Commissioner Brian 'Slim' Nash, City Commission, Bowling Green, Ky., 2006
  • Alumna, National Education Association Women’s Leadership Conference


  • J.D., Nashville School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Western Kentucky University, Political Science and Communication Studies, 2007
    • Inductee, Western Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Seniors
    • Certificate in Political Communication
    • Department of Political Science Outstanding Senior Award
    • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Political Science Award
    • Outstanding Achievement in Campaign Management Award
    • Student Representative, by appointment of the Dean, Potter College of Arts & Letters Curriculum Board
    • Contributing Author, "How to..." series on Civic Engagement for the Western Kentucky University Herald, 2005-2007

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Catie is a lifelong resident of the Volunteer State. She and her husband Matt consider their greatest accomplishment to be their year-old son Wyatt, who is the fourth generation of Catie’s family to be born at Baptist Hospital in Nashville (now Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital). Catie says her eight-year-old dog Griffey has the same laid-back personality as Wyatt. Griffey, however, was unavailable for comment.