Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Kyonzte Hughes-Toombs
Kyonzté Hughes-Toombs currently serves as Deputy General Counsel with the Tennessee Department of Health. She has practiced healthcare and administrative law with the Department for over seven years. In addition to advising the Medical Laboratory Board and the Council on Certified Professional Midwifery, she oversees the advisement and prosecution of disciplinary cases before several regulatory boards, including the Board of Pharmacy, the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities, the Emergency Medical Services Board, and the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Prior to working for the Department, Kyonzté owned her own solo firm practicing family and criminal law. Kyonzté has also worked for a medium-sized law firm in Nashville practicing medical malpractice and general civil litigation as well as the Department of Children’s Services practicing primarily employment law.
Kyonzté obtained both her undergraduate and law degree from Vanderbilt University in 2001 and 2004, respectively. She also has an MBA from Emory University as well as a Tax LLM from the University of Alabama.
Kyonzté is very active in the community. She is a founding member of and currently serves as the Secretary and General Counsel of the Equity Alliance. Additionally, she is an active member member of the Lawyers Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter where she serves on the Board as the Newsletter Editor. She is also an active member of the Nashville Bar Association where she recently completed a term on the Board of Directors as Secretary. Kyonzte is the Immediate Past President of the Napier-Looby Bar Association. She is a member of the 2017 Class of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law Program. She is an alum of the Nashville Young Leaders Council as well as a member of the 2015 Class of Nashville Emerging Leaders. A 2015 Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation, she also has served as a mentor for the Foundation’s Leadership Forum.