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Rachel Deanna Sharp

Rachel Deanna Sharp

also known as Rachel Sharp Upshaw

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About Me

I have been an attorney with Karla C. Miller & Associates, PLLC  since 2008, focusing on divorce law and family law.  A divorce is usually not just a divorce, as it also typically involves issues of child custody, child support, and alimony. Even after a divorce or custody battle is over, there may be ongoing enforcement issues. However, you can rely on Karla C. Miller & Associates for every aspect of your case.


A little about me:  I grew up in Columbia, Tennessee and graduated, with honors, from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002, majoring in political science. While attending MTSU, I was a Presidential Scholar and an active member of many campus organizations. I also served as a legislative intern in the Tennessee General Assembly and, after graduation, worked with the Tennessee General Assembly House Clerk’s Office, working closely with the Health, Education, and State and Local Government committees.  In 2006, I received my Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, graduating in the top one-third of my class. While in law school, I was a member of the University of Memphis Law Review and served as an officer for the Student Bar Association.


I reside in Nashville with my husband, and we enjoy traveling and attending comedy shows. 


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 50%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • John Winston Heacock

    I worked with her on a pro bono divorce, and she was as diligent and well-prepared. I endorse this lawyer.


    John Heacock Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Andrew Chambers Beasley

    Rachel Sharp is an excellent attorney and has earned her reputation in the Nashville legal community. I highly recommend her.


    Andrew Beasley DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Karla C. Miller & Associates, PLLC

631 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN, 37206



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation’s Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
MidSouth Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
10 Best for Client Satisfaction in TennesseeAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Mid-South Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
1st placeASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition at University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyKarla C. Miller & Associates, PLLC2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyDuBois & DuBois, PC2006 - 2008
Law ClerkShelby County Circuit Court Judge Karen Williams2005 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Belmont American Inn of CourtMember2014 - Present
Nashville Junior Chamber of CommerceMember2008 - 2010
Maury County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Kiwanis ClubMember2006 - 2009
Law Review- Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawAssociate Editor2005 - 2006
Law Review- Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawAssociate Staff2004 - 2005
Publication NameTitleDate
Volume 36, Books 1-4Associate Editor- University of Memphis Law Review2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Middle Tennessee State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Belmont University College of Law American Inn of CourtNon-Compete Agreements2015