Contact Kerry:

Phone: 615-869-7450

Kerry Lea

Senior Paralegal

Kerry brings a unique skill set to her role at the Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law. She previously practiced Food and Drug Administration law at a prestigious firm in Indiana for several years before transitioning to the non-profit sector in Murfreesboro, where she works with CASA of Rutherford County.

Kerry, a Nashville native, attended Yale University for her undergraduate studies. Following this, she worked as the coordinator of volunteers at a non-profit organization in Nashville before pursuing her legal education at Vanderbilt University Law School. During her time at Vanderbilt, Kerry excelled academically, making the Dean’s List and receiving the Scholastic Excellence Award in Bankruptcy. She was actively involved with the Legal Aid Society, serving as the Public Interest Stipend Fund Director and the 1L Community Service Representative. Her dedication was recognized with awards for Public Interest Service and Outstanding Executive Board Member. Kerry then spent over a decade in the Midwest and returned to Middle Tennessee in 2019.

In addition to working at CASA, Kerry is also deeply committed to her role in the community as a CASA volunteer, where she serves as a volunteer advocate for a group of siblings placed in foster care in Rutherford County.

Outside of her professional life, Kerry lives in Murfreesboro and nurtures her passions for travel, music, art, and hiking, sharing them with her three young children. She also teaches local barre fitness classes.

Law School: Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2008

Undergraduate: Yale University, B.A., Sociology, 2004, cum laude

Admissions: Indiana (inactive status, in good standing)