Jillian Mastroianni is a member of the estate planning section of the tax group at Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis, LLP. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt and her LLM in Tax from New York University in January 2019.
She began her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and then transferred to Dartmouth College where she was named a Rufus Choate Scholar. At Dartmouth, Mastroianni was awarded the Pray Modern Language Prize. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.
A Russian Language and Literature major, Mastroianni undertook additional studies at Middlebury College and St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia, before taking a position with an international adoption agency. As part of the “Russia and Waiting Children” program, she developed relationships with pre-adoptive families in order to find homes for difficult-to-place children.
Mastroianni then moved to Manhattan, where she worked in the marketing and public relations department of Chelsea Piers, a sports and entertainment complex located along the Hudson River.
During law school, Mastroianni interned for the Honorable Jennifer Coffman, then-Chief Judge of the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Also while at Vanderbilt, Mastroianni was awarded the James W. Cuminale Book Award for excellence in the study of Corporations and Business Entities.
An accomplished runner, Mastroianni won eight New York state championships in high school and was part of the Stanford University team that took 3rd place at the 2000 NCAA Cross-Country Championships. Since graduating from college, she has competed in seven marathons, including the Boston and New York City marathons. In Nashville, she finished as the 3rd female in the 2010 Country Music Marathon and won the inaugural Nashville Women’s Half Marathon. Mastroianni currently runs recreationally and can often be found on the Shelby Bottoms Greenway.
Mastroianni is married to Jeremy Wells. They live in East Nashville with their three rescue dogs, Oliver, Artie and Hopper. Prior to his retirement, Oliver joined Mastroianni daily in the practice of law.