C. Suzanne Landers

C. Suzanne Landers

Managing Partner
Location:
Memphis, Tennessee
Phone:
901-522-1010
Fax:
901-522-1050
Email:

Ms. Landers is the senior lawyer and managing partner at The Landers Firm, PLC, where she focuses on litigation and mediation of divorce, child custody, child visitation, alimony, child support, protective orders, adoption, child relocation, child support, termination of parental rights, legitimation, paternity, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, complex divorce issue management such as closely held business valuation, and international child abduction under the Hague Convention.

Ms. Landers was born in Little Rock, AR, and is active in her community and serves as a volunteer for numerous organizations. She enjoys traveling widely, including to Europe, Iceland, Canada, and Mexico. She also enjoys cooking, spending quality time with her sons, and hiking, swimming, and running with her husband.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and mediation of divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child visitation
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Protective Orders
  • Adoption
  • Child relocation
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Legitimation
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Complex divorce issue management
  • International child abduction

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 “Family Law Mediator” approval in 1994
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 “Domestic Violence Mediator” approval in 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1985
  • Arkansas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2016

Education

  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Juris Doctor - 1985
  • Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1982
    • Major: English

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2000 - 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 Mid-South Women Super Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • Super Lawyer (Family Law), 2013 and 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year, 2012 & 2013, Mediation
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubble
  • Selected Best Lawyers in America 2015 & 2016 for Mediation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Memphis Bar Association, Juvenile and Child Welfare Section
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • International Child Abduction Attorney Network (ICAAN), Referral Attorney
  • Tennessee Bar Magazine, Board of Editors, 2006 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Magazine, Editor and Co-Editor, 1992 - 1997
  • Tennessee Supreme Court’s “Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission”, Member, 2005 - December 31, 2016
  • Shelby County Courts’ “Parenting Education Seminar Committee”, Member, 2000 - 2003
  • Memphis Bar Association Membership Committee, Chair, 2006 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association Nominating Committee, Member, 1995 - 1996
  • Memphis Bar Association Executive Committee, Member, 1995 - 1996
  • “Tennessee Department of Human Services Income Advisory Committee”, 2005 - 2006
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Panelist, 2000, 2001, 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member of the Memphis Mental Health Association, 1993 - 2000
  • President of the Memphis Mental Health Association, 1995 - 1997
  • Member of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors, 1999, 2000
  • Member of the Orpheum Theater Board of Directors, 2002 - Present
  • Member of the Orpheum Theater Executive Committee, 2002 - Present
  • Chair-Elect of the Orpheum Theater Board of Directors, 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Counsel for the Orpheum Theater, 2008 - Present
  • President of the Orpheum Theater Board of Directors, 2009 and 2010
  • Member of the Hendrix College Alumni Board, 2006 - 2009
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of her church, 2003 - 2008
  • President of the Board of Trustees of her church, 2004 - 2008