A boutique law firm in the heart of Midtown Memphis. Established in 2010 Putnam Firm can meet all of your legal needs. Our attorneys are experienced negotiators committed to bringing swift resolution to your case without unnecessary expense or delay. If negotiations fail, the attorneys of Putnam Firm are zealous advocates and fierce defenders, with the experience necessary to protect your rights and the rights of your family in court.
Our focus is “family” law. In today’s world “family” means different things. Whether you’re single, married, divorced or remarried with a blended family, at Putnam Firm your family will become our family. Whatever legal issues arise in your family, Putnam Firm is here to guide you through them. If you or a member of your family is injured, we have the experience necessary to hold the guilty party accountable. Whether you just need advice and drafting of legal papers, or your matter goes straight to court, we’ll be with you the whole way. We’ve been there before.
Child Custody and Support
Property Tax Appeal
Orders of Protection
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
OUR LEGAL TEAM
Each attorney at Putnam Firm has extensive experience in complex family law litigation, divorce, and child custody, as well as real estate litigation, property tax assessment appeals, personal injury and medical malpractice, and appellate practice.
Our strong foundations in general civil litigation make Putnam Firm the only law firm you will ever need.
Super Lawyer 2009,2010,2011
Memphis Areas Outstanding Young Lawyer Family Law 2011
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award in field of the Family Law 2014
American Institute of Family Law Attorney 10 Best Female Attorney Tennessee 2016-2017
NAFLA 2017 Top Ten Attorney Award
NAFLA 2016 Top Ten Under 40
Outstanding Young Lawyers Memphis Area 2009
10 best Female Attorneys 2016 American institute of family law attorneys
10 Best 2014 Client Satisfaction Award
Rachael E. Putnam
With twenty years of legal experience in complex family law litigation and an active appellate practice, Rachael is exactly the attorney you want on your side. Rachael was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from the University School of Nashville, attended Boston University, and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science. Rachael received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis. While in law school, Rachael clerked for Judge Hamilton Gayden, Circuit Court Judge of Davidson County. Rachael practiced for nine years in a small firm before she started her own law practice in 2010. She has grown the practice in both Tennessee and Mississippi, with her primary focus on family law and civil litigation in both state and federal court. Rachael has also developed an active appellate practice.
She is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Mississippi. She is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Appellate Court, Tennessee Supreme Court, and the Appellate and Supreme Court of Mississippi, the United States District Court of the Western Section of Tennessee, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western Section of Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, United States Bankruptcy Court, and the United States Supreme Court.
Hallie Goodman Flanagan
Ms. Flanagan was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in May 2007. Following her high school graduation, Ms. Flanagan worked on congressional campaigns in Memphis before she went to Washington, D.C. to work as a Legislative Aide for the House of Representatives. Upon returning to Memphis, Ms. Flanagan attended the University of Memphis and in 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in May 2018.
While in law school, Ms. Flanagan received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her top marks in Evidence. Following her first year of study, Ms. Flanagan worked as a Summer Associate with the Legal Department of lntenational Paper before interning with Judge Sheryl Lipman in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Additionally, she served as the Graduate Assistant to Assistant Dean Meredith Aden throughout her law school experience. Ms. Flanagan was a Faculty Emeritus Scholar as well as a Professor W. Walton Garrett Scholar. Ms. Flanagan served as President of the Student Bar Association as well as serving as a member of the Moot Court Board. While serving as President of the Student Bar Association, she authored a column for Memphis Lawyer magazine. Upon Ms. Flanagan’s graduation, Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law awarded her the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.
In addition to her scholastic endeavors, Ms. Flanagan plays in active role in local civic organizations. She was a Pupil Member of the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court for the 2017-2018 year. Currently, Ms. Flanagan serves as General Counsel for the Grand Krewe of Ptolemy, a local non-profit organization affiliated with Carnival Memphis.
Ms. Flanagan became a member of the Tennessee Bar and joined Putnam Firm in June 2019.
Carrie received her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Southwest Tennessee Community College (STCC) in 2015. In addition to graduating Summa Cum Laude, she received the Outstanding Speech Student Award, Outstanding Paralegal Student of the year award and earned recognition on the Dean’s List, each semester. Carrie was also a member of the Lambda Epsilon Chi National Honor Society, as well as the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
On top of her academic achievements, she competed on behalf of Southwest Tennessee Community College as a member of the two person Moot Court Team at the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature in 2014. Carrie also seirved as a student member of the Southwest Tennessee Community College Advisory Board from 2014 to 2015.
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2148 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
T: (901) 302-9120
Fax: (901) 339-2044