Demeka Kay Church - Family Attorney
NAME:

Demeka Kay Church, or “Kay”

ADMITTED:

2005 licensed to practice law as a part of the University Of Mississippi School Of Law’s Civil Legal Clinic; 2006 licensed to practice law in all the state trial courts of Tennessee and Mississippi, as well as the Courts of Appeal and Supreme Courts of both states.

LAW SCHOOL:

University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D.

COLLEGE:

University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 
Magna Cum Laude

D. Kay Church is highly self-motivated and has an outstanding work ethic, which became evident even as a teenager.

She entered the legal profession in 1999 as a legal assistant while attending college. She then worked her way through college and law school. From 2004 to 2006, she clerked at the prestigious Tollison Law Firm located in Oxford, Mississippi, while earning her law degree. She also worked on a project basis for the late Omar D. Craig, a legend who practiced law for over fifty years and a deacon in his church until he passed away . His view of the legal profession being a service industry, with lawyers being in service to their fellow man, has shaped how Kay approaches each case.

Kay began practicing in the Middle Tennessee area in 2006. She strives to stay on the cutting edge of all changes, updates and trends in the law. This includes tracking legislative developments and reading Tennessee Court of Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court decisions as they are released almost daily. She often attends more Continuing Legal Education than is required by the Board of Professional Responsibility. She is also a member of the Williamson County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the John Marshall American Inns of Court.

In 2009, Kay opened her own law practice in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. She had loved seeing her practice grow, while being able to give each client the personal attention their case deserves.

Kay was named one of the 10 Best Law Firms in Tennessee by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017-2018. She has also been selected as a member of Marquis Who’s Who.

While not in the courtroom, meeting with clients or working on cases, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and their dog, Buddy. Her family attends regular church services in the area and is involved in various community outreach programs as well as global missions. Kay is particularly passionate about stopping the global epidemic of human trafficking.

Practice Areas

D. Kay Church currently practices primarily in the area of Family Law, which focuses on Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, Termination of Parental Rights, Step-Parent Adoptions, Adoption, and Paternity. She also handles Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Juvenile Court Actions, Guardianships, Name Change, Wills and Estates, Conservatorships, Orders of Protection, Domestic Violence, Appeals, Civil

Litigation, Landlord-Tennant, and other complex legal matters. Kay is a Certified Collaborative Law attorney.

Kay practices in the Middle Tennessee area, with the majority of her cases in Williamson, Davidson, Maury, and Rutherford Counties. She has also handles cases in Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Cheatham, Marshall, Giles, Smith, and Henry counties.

Meet, Jane Swartz, Paralegal for D. Kay Church. She has been involved in the legal field since the age of 16, when she began working for downtown attorney in Franklin during her summers. This blossomed into consistent work in law offices throughout obtaining her Bachelor Degree in Music Business and Mass Communication from MTSU in 2002. Her interest in law stayed with her so she decided to further her education with an Associate Paralegal degree in 2004. Pursing the thought of law and music together, her career began in licensing and contracts. However, she quickly discovered Family Law as a field of law where she found her calling. She finds true fulfillment in helping people through what she recognizes are some of the most difficult times of their life. Her education, work ethic and experience while handling your case make her an outstanding paralegal, but her empathy, personality and ability to relate to others is where her real character shines.

“I am true local with generations of Middle Tennessee roots. I am so happy to be working for people in this wonderful town that raised me. In my personal time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband attending concerts and all things music, playing with my two kids, Noland and Aubrey, being their professional chauffeur, and spending as much quality time as I can with friends. I am a bona fide southern country girl and prefer to be outside in the yard working in my flowers as much as possible.”

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