Pro bono Divorce Attorney Memphis TN

Whitney S. Henderson - Cordell & Cordell Memphis Divorce Attorney  May 7, 2015 – 01:43 am

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Cordell & Cordell Attorney Whitney Henderson Whitney S. Henderson 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. Henderson said.

One client of Ms. Henderson’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. Henderson 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.


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.


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