Erin King practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, post-divorce modifications, alimony, child custody, child support, paternity, complex asset division, contempt, prenuptial agreements and appeals, as well as wills and estate planning.
Erin had wanted to practice family law ever since her parents got a divorce when she was a teenager, and she understands how something like a divorce or custody dispute becomes a major life event. That experience made her want to provide people with the tools to get through these difficult legal experiences while providing calm and objectivity in a tumultuous situation. It is her goal to provide her clients with the honesty and knowledge needed to have realistic expectations and make informed decisions in their case. Family law clients are rarely ever “happy” with the result, but she strives to fight for her clients to get the best possible outcome in every situation.
Before joining Phillips & Ingrum, Erin worked at the largest domestic litigation firm in the country for close to a decade. While there, Erin not only represented her own family law clients, but also supervised and trained other family law attorneys throughout the country. Prior to that, Erin worked with one of the most experienced family law attorneys in Williamson County, Tenn., gaining invaluable experience in all things family law.
Erin was born and raised in Hendersonville, Tenn., and has lived in Sumner County most of her life. She earned a B.A. degree in English, magna cum laude, at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and obtained her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law as a military spouse while living in San Diego. Since then, Erin has been through her own divorce and understands on a personal level how a divorce can impact the lives of her clients. Erin has been admitted to practice in Tennessee since 2010 and has spent the entirety of her career practicing family law in Middle Tennessee. Erin is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
In 2020, 2021, and 2022, Erin has been named a Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys. In 2022, Erin became listed as a Rule 31 Family Law Mediator with the Administrative Office of the Courts. Erin also spoke in 2020 to The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., about the rise in divorce filings amid COVID-19. At her previous firm, Erin received numerous accolades, including her office’s being named a Super Office in 2017 and being a Top Overall Regional Performer in 2014. Erin has previously served as a board member for the Sumner County Teen Court.
Outside of the office, Erin lives with her significant other, Charlie, his two kids, and their dog, Cody. Erin is an avid pool player and has traveled to Las Vegas several times to compete in the APA National Championships in both individual and team events. She’s been labeled by work colleagues as the “velvet harpoon” for her direct, yet tactful approach. She also enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.