Erin King - Cordell & Cordell Nashville Divorce Lawyer

Erin King

Regional Managing Attorney

ErinKingErin King knew she wanted to practice family law since her parents got a divorce when she was a teenager.

“I saw how something like a divorce or a custody dispute becomes a huge life event,” Ms. King said. “That experience made me want to provide people with the tools to get through these difficult legal experiences while providing calm and objectivity in a tumultuous situation.”

It is Ms. King’s stated goal to provide her clients with the honesty and knowledge needed to have realistic expectations and make informed decisions in their case.

“Often in family law cases, clients are at their worst, afraid of losing control over their life and unsure of what their future will look like,” she said. “I want my clients to know their options and be able to make educated decisions about their future.”

Ms. King thinks her preparedness drives who she is as an attorney.

“While there are several things that I can’t control in a domestic case,” she said, “I can control how hard I’ve worked and how prepared I am.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. King is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.


Ms. King earned a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. King was an associate attorney with a family law practice where she litigated divorce, paternity, custody, child support, dependent and neglect, and adoption cases.


Ms. King is a member of the Williamson County Bar Association and serves on the board for Sumner County Teen Court.


Ms. King has received numerous awards, including the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, the CALI Excellence for Future Award, the Jefferson Medal in Advanced Trial Advocacy, and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Jefferson Medal in Mediation.


While in law school, Ms. King volunteered at the Family Law Facilitator to help self-represented clients file for divorce, paternity, custody, visitation, and child support.



“Erin is great to work with. She has been great to talk to and is so encouraging. I am so thankful to have Erin as my attorney.”


“Erin is awesome and I have no complaints. Erin is there to answer any questions I have and is very good at what she does.”


Erin has been great to work with, she is very responsive. She always addresses any questions I have and she is very attentive to my needs. This being the first and hopefully last time I will have to go through something like this, she has made a bad situation easier to handle.


“Erin did an excellent job. I appreciate everything she has done for me. Just wonderful all around.”


“I’ve been very satisfied with Erin. Even though this is a draining process, my wife and I are very happy with what she has done for us so far.”


“Erin has been awesome! I have no complaints whatsoever. She has kept me well informed on everything that I need to know. I couldn’t ask for anything more from her.”


“Erin is very prompt, and she always keeps me posted.” She updates me more frequently than once a month. We are in different time zones even, and she deals with the geographical difference and my schedule very well.”


“I’ve been extremely happy with her work. Erin has been helping me get more time with my son, which is my biggest goal! … I am so grateful to Erin and Cordell & Cordell.”


“Erin did an outstanding job from start to finish. When any changes or snags came up, she made sure that they were addressed in a timely manner and kept me updated on my case. I deeply appreciate her work and her leadership. She’s a tremendous asset to your firm.”


“I am in excellent hands. Communication has been top notch. Erin is a capable attorney, and her staff seems on the ball. Very happy with picking Cordell & Cordell.”


“I really, really enjoy working with Erin. Erin is honest, professional and communicates well. Her work on the QDRO is very timely and thorough.”


“Erin has done a great job.  Erin is very supportive, has encouraged me and made me feel comfortable. Erin could have been so clinical about the process, but she hasn’t. I’m very pleased with Erin and your firm!”


“Erin is to be commended for her attitude, work ethic, and professionalism. I could not be any more pleased with how she handled my case. She made what is a terrible experience (the divorce) for me much easier to deal with. I feel she went above and beyond to help me out. She even lent an ear that perhaps a friend would to help me feel more comforted. While that was not her role as my attorney, I am very thankful she did because it really helped build trust with me through this process. Let’s be honest, Cordell & Cordell is not cheap, but I can honestly say that because of Erin and [her] team I am very pleased. I want to say thank you to the entire team that assisted her and me and give Erin a very big special thanks for everything she did. She has no idea how much it has meant to me and how much easier she made the whole ordeal.”


“Erin took care of me throughout my case. I could not have been happier with the choice I made for going with your firm. Professional through and through – all 5’s!”

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