Caroline has worked her entire career to help clients who have been harmed by the negligent or intentional acts of wrongdoers. Helping others when an unanticipated, unexpected loss occurs is Caroline’s passion. During her legal career, Caroline has successfully represented hundreds of clients in personal injury matters, including accidents involving vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, and tractor trailers.
Caroline manages The Barnes Firm’s Tennessee office, and helps individuals and small businesses in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, fraud, and other complex litigation matters.
A fifth-generation White County, Tennessean, Caroline graduated from White County High School and attended Tennessee Tech University for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. After graduating from Tech, Caroline attended the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor. After graduating, Caroline moved back to Middle Tennessee and represented clients in personal injury matters at the Law Offices of John Day, P.C. from 2014 until 2020.
Caroline has been recognized for her leadership and experience. In 2020, she was selected as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law class, and in 2019, Caroline was selected as one of the twenty-five members of the 2019 Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, Caroline was named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Not only is Caroline committed to helping her clients, she is also committed to serving in the legal community. Caroline is a member of the Nashville Bar Association where she is a Managing Editor and co-chair of the Nashville Bar Journal. In 2016, she was named “Contributor of the Year” for her work on the Journal. She is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter, where she serves on the Board as a newsletter editor, and the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, where she serves as the 2019 – 2021 President.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Contributor of the Year||Nashville Bar Journal||2016|
|Law Student for Justice||Tennessee Supreme Court||2014|
|Excellence for the Future Award||CALI||2014|
|Student Pupil||The Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court in Memphis, Tennessee||2013|
|Managing Attorney (TN Office)||The Barnes Firm LLC||2020 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association||President||2019 - Present|
|Lawyers' Association for Women||Newsletter Editor, Board Member||2019 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Nashville Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Nashville Bar Journal||Author and Editor||2015 - Present|
|Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter (Nashville, Tennessee)||Chair of Publicity, Technology and Social Media||2014 - Present|
|Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter||Co-chair of the Judicial Appointments and Nominations Committee||2015 - 2016|
|Nashville Bar Journal||Syria and The Refugee Crisis||2017|
|Nashville Bar Journal||Revenge & Privacy Protection: Tennessee Takes a Stand Against Nonconsensual Distribution of Private Images||2017|
|Nashville Bar Journal||Tennessee’s Waltz With Charter Schools: When Will The Music Stop||2016|
|23 Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law 1||Rehabilitate or Incarcerate? A Comparative Analysis of the United States’ Sentencing Laws on Low-Level Drug Offenders and Portugal’s Decriminalization of Low-Level Drug Offenses||2014|
|23 Mental Health Law & Policy Journal 1||Protecting the Victims of Cyberbullying: An IDEA||2013|
|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|Tennessee Technological University||MA - Masters||2011|
|Tennessee Technological University||BA - Bachelor of Arts, M.A.||2011|
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!