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Patricia T. McCarter

Patricia T. McCarter, Attorney

Just as every marriage is different, every divorce is different. Tricia is skilled and able to guide clients through whichever dispute resolution process they face, whether litigation, mediation, or the collaborative process. She takes the time to listen to the client in order to gain an understanding of his or her needs and goals, so that she, with the help of the client, can tailor a case strategy that will yield the very best result under the facts and circumstances of the case.

The roles of a lawyer include being an advisor, advocate, negotiator, and evaluator. Tricia considers each of these roles to be as important as the other. A lawsuit, especially a divorce suit, can be a very stressful experience and one that is filled with confusion for the client. Tricia takes extraordinary effort to ensure that her clients feel supported and gain an understanding of the procedure, the law, and the options that exist for them. Tricia is acutely aware of the financial and emotional impact that a divorce can have on an individual and a family. So, whether the marital estate is worth one-hundred thousand dollars or one-hundred million dollars, Tricia represents her clients with the same level of compassion, support, and attention to detail.

Tricia attended the University of Virginia graduating in 1999 with a Major in French Language and Film and a Minor in Drama. After graduation, she attended the University of Virginia’s McIntire Business Institute. She then moved to New York City and worked for Miramax Films and the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (the ESRB). After two years in NYC, she moved back to Tennessee to attend the University of Tennessee College of Law where she concentrated her studies in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. In law school, she served on the Law Review and won the Outstanding First Year Writing Award. From 2005-2008 Tricia practiced primarily in the areas of business, employment, and insurance law. In 2008, she co-founded the family law practice, McCarter & Beauchamp, PLLC, which in 2024, merged with Lindsey Amonette + Glassford, PLLC to become Lindsey Amonette McCarter Beauchamp + Glassford, PLLC.

In August 2009, Tricia became trained in the collaborative divorce process. In doing so, she learned the benefits that are offered by this form of dispute resolution and advocates for this process option when a case is appropriately suited for it. Tricia is a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance and has successfully resolved numerous family law disputes through the collaborative practice. In October 2012, Tricia became a Rule 31 Listed Mediator.


  • Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Film; Minor in Drama, University of Virginia, 1999
  • Certificate of Completion of McIntire Business Institute, University of Virginia, 1999
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Certificate in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2005


  • Member Tennessee Bar Association, 2005
  • Member, Nashville Bar Association
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Association
  • Member, Williamson County Bar Association
  • Founding Member, Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance (“MTCA”) now Collaborative Divorce Nashville
  • Served on the Board of the MTCA for three two-year terms, serving in the capacities of Secretary and Public Education Chair
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2017
  • Super Lawyers, Top Rated Family Law Attorney 2018-the present
  • Outstanding First Year Writing Award, University of Tennessee College of Law 2003