Whitney S. Harrington

Senior Attorney

attorney whitney hendersonWhitney S. Harrington said practicing family law came naturally to her since she feels more comfortable working directly with clients, rather than in other areas of the law where contact with people is limited.

However, having to deal with the emotional and psychological stress of divorce is tough enough for men, especially when combined with the intimidation of trying to navigate the court system during such a sensitive and turbulent time, she said.

“That’s why I strive to be your partner in the process, guiding you through the legal aspects of divorce as smoothly as possible, so that you can move on and start the next chapter in your life,” Ms. Harrington said.

One client of Ms. Harrington’s was able to start the next chapter of his life with primary custody of his children, despite his wife being a stay-at-home mom.

“Because the mother had been a stay-at-home mom, she had initially been favored in the parenting schedule,” Ms. Harrington said. “But we were able to show that it was in the children’s best interest to be with their father.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Henderson is licensed in the states of Tennessee and Colorado.


Ms. Henderson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Memphis in 1998. She received her Juris Doctor from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in 2001.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Henderson served as law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Breen. For a few years, she practiced family law in Chattanooga, Tennessee, including divorce, dependency and neglect, child support and custody cases. While in Aspen, Colorado, she practiced general litigation.

While practicing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she did pro bono divorce work for domestic violence victims through the local Legal Aid office.


Currently, Ms. Henderson is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law section, and Memphis Bar Association.



“I changed attorneys halfway through my case to come to your firm. This was the best move I could have made. The Memphis group did an outstanding job for me. I was very appreciative of what Whitney did all the way through the case since she took it on. …”


“Walking into this process I was very unsure, overwhelmed and had a lot of anxiety. The whole staff has been amazing. They have lowered my anxiety level and really helped make this process as pleasant as it can be. Whitney has gone above and beyond for me, and I’m very pleased with everything. She has always gotten back to me in a timely fashion, and I never have to call or email her to know what is going on because she keeps so well informed. She has challenged me on things to provide me with the best possible outcome. “


“Whitney and everyone there at Cordell made a truly uncomfortable situation very easy to handle and process. I could not have asked for a better attorney.”


“Whitney and the entire staff at Cordell & Cordell did an excellent job on my case. My questions via email were answered quickly. Whitney was very professional and personable while handling my case.”


“Whitney was an exceptional communicator! Every step of the way I was made aware of the progress and I never had to wonder what was going on in my case. …”


“Whitney always answered all my questions pretty quickly. She was easy to work with and I think she is extremely knowledgeable. It showed in all her work.”


“Whitney did a good job at communicating with me in general on the legal specifics relating to my case and explaining things in a simple way that I can understand.”

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Outside of her professional activities, Ms. Henderson is a true blue University of Memphis Tigers basketball fan. She is the reigning champion in two fantasy football leagues and has two 20-pound tabby cats and a Golden Retriever.