Poppy Steele

Poppy is a native of Middle Tennessee and a graduate of the Nashville School of Law. Her background is in education and Deaf advocacy. She has years of experience as a teacher, interpreter, and nonprofit executive director. Her passion is helping families protect their loved ones and helping the disabled find peace, stability, and hope.


• Ezell-Harding Christian School, Antioch, TN
• B.A. English, Harding University, Searcy, AR
• Juris Doctor, Nashville School of Law, Nashville TN

Military Service:

  • Wife of a U.S. Marine
  • Mother-in-law of a U.S. Army Sergeant


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 15th Judicial Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Wilson County CASA Volunteer
  • Previously, Board Advisor for Tennessee Hands & Voices


  • Deaf in a City of Music. Goldminds Publishing: Nashville, TN. (2016).
  • “Illiteracy is the Disability: Equal Protection for the Deaf in Tennessee Classrooms.” Tennessee Bar Journal, 22-27. (Jan/Feb 2022).

What I love the most about my work?

I love providing peace of mind for clients and protection for their families. For those with special needs, I love being a voice for them and providing stability for their future.

When I’m not at work, you will find me enjoying…

Weather-permitting, my husband and I love to hike new territories, finding waterfalls and whitewater for rafting. When weather doesn’t permit, I love to quilt, bake, and watch British mysteries.

Something you might not know about me is….

I was part of the team to set a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of paper dolls in the world (almost 5 miles) to bring awareness to Deaf children who experience abuse.