Carrie Eaker Kerley

Carrie Eaker Kerley

Associate Attorney
Memphis, Tennessee

About Ms. Kerley Professionally

Ms. Kerley is a lawyer at The Landers Firm, PLC, where she focuses on litigation of divorce, child custody, child visitation, alimony, child support, child relocation, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, termination of parental rights, and family law appellate work.

About Ms. Kerley Personally

Ms. Kerley is active in her community, where she volunteers for numerous civic organizations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family - her husband Phil and daughter Emma. She also enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, boating and spending time outdoors whenever possible. She serves on the Evergreen Historic District Board of Directors.


Areas of Practice

  • Litigation of Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Child Relocation
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Family Law Appellate Work

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2009


  • University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Juris Doctor magna cum laude - 2006
    • Honors: Humphreys Law Fellow
    • Honors: CALI Awards of Excellence for Decedents Estates and Problems in Bankruptcy
    • Law Review: University of Memphis Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Rhodes College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 2003
    • Major: Political Science
  • Oxford University, England
    • Graduate of European Studies Program
    • Honors: Cambridge and McWhirter Scholarship Recipient

Published Works

  • Medicare Subrogation Rights, Subrogator (Co-Author), Winter 2009
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Writing, Tenn. Bar Journal, Summer 2012 (book review).Contributions to the Legal Community


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis School of Law (Fall 2011-2014)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2013
  • Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum Class of 2011
  • Shelby County Foster Care Review Board Appointee/Member, 2011 - 2012
  • Memphis Bar Association, Bench Bar Planning Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Association of Women Attorneys, Mentor and Alternative Spring Break Advisor
  • Memphis Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, Investigatory Committee, 2014 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Evergreen Historic District Board of Directors, Treasurer, 2008 - Present
  • Youth Villages, Mentor