Carey L. Acerra
Phone: (901) 322-4232
Fax: (901) 322-4231
Carey Acerra has devoted her career to helping those in need. Ms. Acerra graduated from the University of Memphis in 1997 magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in English. She received her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the Cecil C. Humphrey School of Law at the University of Memphis in 2004, where she was a member of the National Mock Trial Team and received the honor for Best Brief in her Legal Methods section.
Prior to opening the Jehl Law Group, Ms. Acerra worked for Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., for nine years, specializing in nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, healthcare liability actions, maritime law, personal injury, and general tort litigation. In her last year of law school, Ms. Acerra clerked for the Honorable Robert L. Childers, Judge of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, where she gained invaluable litigation experience, as well as penned numerous opinions for the trial court and the Worker’s Compensation Panel of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Before attending law school, Ms. Acerra worked in the legal field as a paralegal and secretary for several firms that had experience in medical malpractice, insurance defense, domestic relations, labor law, and general tort litigation.
Ms. Acerra is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Memphis Bar Association, multiple state bar associations, the American Association for Justice, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the latter of which she has served on the Board of Governors since 2012. Ms. Acerra has served as Vice President for West Tennessee for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association since 2017 and chairs its Women’s Caucus. She is also an interviewer for the Tennessee Bar of Law Examiners. Ms. Acerra has been selected to Super Lawyers for 2016-2020.