Melissa C. Berry

Melissa C. Berry

Melissa C. BerryMelissa C. Berry concentrates her practice in all areas of family law and family law litigation, including divorce, child custody/parental issues, child support, termination of parental rights and adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, parental relocation and paternity matters. In addition, Melissa provides mediation services and is a Tennessee Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator.

A native of Arkansas, Melissa was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1999 and practices in the Juvenile, Chancery and Circuit Courts of Shelby County, Tennessee, as well as in surrounding Tennessee counties, including Fayette County, Tipton County, Lauderdale County, and Madison County. Melissa is also admitted to practice in the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court and has handled appellate matters on family law issues in both courts.

Melissa is a member of the Memphis Bar Association and Family Law Section of the bar, as well as the American Bar Association and its Family Law Section. Melissa was peer-nominated to participate in the prestigious Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court as a delegate from 2000 through 2002. She served as law clerk to the Honorable D’Army Bailey, Circuit Court Judge for Division VIII (retired), of the Circuit Court for Shelby County, Tennessee from 1994–1995. Melissa is a Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude graduate of Rhodes College (Bachelor of Arts, 1995) and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1999. During law school, Melissa was a member of the Moot Court Board and national mock trial team.

Melissa’s reported cases include Eldridge v. Eldridge, 137 SW3d, Tennessee Court of Appeals, 2002. Melissa’s unreported cases include In Re DMD, 2004 WL 1359046, Tennessee Court of Appeals June, 2004, and In Re: Adoption of LLC, Tennessee Court of Appeals, December, 2005.