Kristen Menke has a reputation as a passionate advocate determined to fight for her clients’ interests regardless of the difficult challenges they may face. Kristen excels in helping her clients navigate high stress, high stakes, and frequently uncomfortable legal obstacles. As a former prosecutor, she is an experienced trial attorney and skilled negotiator with a history of consistently favorable outcomes after jury trial. While she has a wealth of litigation experience, it is Kristen’s ability to connect with people and truly listen to their needs that has made her a successful advocate for her clients. She began her career with Family and Children’s Services, working as an advocate in the then newly established Relative Caregiver Program. After law school, she immediately began work as a judicial law clerk with Judge Thomas Woodall, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, laying the foundation for her future as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office. While at the D.A.’s Office, Kristen specialized in the prosecution of child sexual and physical abuse cases, including child sexual exploitation cases in the increasingly complex era of digital and social media.
Kristen handles all angles of family law for the firm: divorce, alimony, parenting plans, child support, property disputes, adoption, same-sex legal rights, as well as long-term personal and family business relationships. Her practice also includes some criminal defense work. Kristen is listed as a Rule 31 mediator and assists parties in resolving legal disputes outside the courtroom whenever possible.
Kristen is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
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