Location:  Memphis, Tennessee


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


Email:  Email Me


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, 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


Child Support

Protective Orders


Child relocation

Termination of Parental Rights



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



Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee

Juris Doctor - 1985

Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas

B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1982

Major: English


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, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Lawyer of the Year, 2012 & 2013, Mediation

AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected Best Lawyers In America 2005 – 2021 in 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

C. Suzanne Landers

Managing Partner

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