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Location: Milan, Tennessee
Phone: 731-686-2400
Fax: 731-686-8687

Attorney Michael Carter has for over 15 years provided aggressive representation throughout Western Tennessee in the area of family law with a focus on complex contested divorce cases as well as cases involving custody and child support, alimony, post-divorce modification and juvenile court matters. In addition, Michael Carter devotes a substantial portion of his law practice to the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, criminal defense, business litigation, general civil litigation and appeals to the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court, having represented clients in numerous appeals in Tennessee’s higher courts. Michael Carter also has extensive experience in Tennessee municipal law as the City Attorney for Milan, Tennessee.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Municipal Law
  • Business litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1999


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    Juris Doctor – 1999
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    B.A. magna cum laude – 1996
    Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Gibson County Bar Association
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers