Renee M. Chatelain

 Manship Theatre


Areas of practice:

Executive Director of Manship Theatre; contract work related to theatre.

Favorite BRBA project or event:

Holiday Star Project.

Mentor / hero:

There are so many -- Judge Ralph Tyson, Judge Zainey are examples.

The part of my job I do best is:

Hopefully, serve well. 

What most people don't know about me:

I love Johnny Cash.

Pet peeve:


Suggestions for law students:

Be prepared and respectful.

Favorite artist:

Dance:  Sylvie Guillem; Visual Art:  Van Gogh.

Favorite music/musicians:

Music:  Mavis Staples.

Favorite attorney portrayed in a movie:

Atticus Finch.

Favorite food:

Italian ... anything!

Generally likes to read:

Historical fiction.

Memorable vacation:



Kevin Lyle, boyfriend.

Favorite saying/quote:

"When we're connected to others, we become better people." -- Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Advice for young lawyers:


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