Location:  Memphis, Tennessee


Phone:  901-522-1010        Fax:  901-522-1050


Email:  Email Me


     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


Child Support

Child Relocation


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).


     Legal Contributions, Classes & Seminars

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

Carrie Eaker Kerley

Associate Attorney

65 Union Avenue  •  9th Floor  •  Cotton Exchange Building  •  Memphis, Tennessee  38103  • 901.522.1010