Faculty Profile: Autumn Chastain

Autumn ChastainChastain English Law
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Mediation in Juvenile Court
  • Mediation in Juvenile Court

Autumn graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

While an undergraduate at Rhodes, she competed with their acclaimed national championship Rhodes mock trial program and won individual performance awards at the regional and national level. After graduation, she went on to serve as the Attorney Coach for the program for 10 years. In law school, she was the recipient of several CALI Excellence for the Future Awards and competed in the moot court and mock trial program. As a third year, she participated in advanced learning programs such as a death penalty externship and an intensive in human trafficking.

As a trial attorney, Autumn founded the firm in 2001. She has over 15 years of experience in the courtroom and you will rarely find her sitting at the office. Autumn has argued cases at the state, federal, and appellate levels. Autumn possesses a powerful presence in the courtroom and has tried cases ranging from first degree murder and drug conspiracy to child custody and contractual disputes. Whatever the nature of the case, Autumn approaches each with complete client care and dedication.

When not in the courtroom, Autumn travels the state lecturing for attorneys, judges, and others in areas involving trial techniques and legal issues affecting child welfare, delinquencies, and ethics. She is conversationally fluent in Spanish and puts this to use by volunteering with programs to assist the Spanish speaking community and offers Pro Bono assistance to organizations dedicated to rescuing individuals from the dark world of human trafficking.

In promoting education and experience in the field of law, Autumn serves as a mentor to new attorneys and provides opportunity for interns from the undergraduate and law school levels to participate in the daily experience of practicing law.

Autumn is a Certified Rule 31 Mediator for Civil and Family Law

Autumn is a member of the following:

- Tennessee Bar Association Memphis Bar Association - Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Juvenile Law Board Member 
- National Association of Counsel for Children – Recognized as a Child Welfare Specialist