Tiffany Webber Carpenter is an attorney dedicated to defending justice and righting wrongs in the Memphis, Tennessee office for Cory Watson.
Tiffany first developed an interest in personal injury law as a young child. She was the plaintiff in a medical malpractice claim against a pharmacy that had filled one of her prescriptions with the incorrect medication, causing serious injuries which resulted in her hospitalization.
That first-hand experience taught Tiffany the importance of standing up for herself and defending her own legal interests, a fight that she regularly applies to her clients.
Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction from Duke University, graduating as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and the University Editor of the student-run newspaper. She then earned a fellowship to the University of Alabama, where she graduated with a master’s degree in English Literature.
“My mom inspired me to become a lawyer,” said Tiffany. “She always told me I could be anything I wanted to be, but then while taking a gap year after earning my master’s degree, she encouraged me to apply to law school, while reminding me that my ‘smart mouth,’ reading, and writing skills would be well suited as an attorney.”
Tiffany earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. During law school, she was involved in public interest programs, the Black Law Students Association, and the Civil Law Clinic, where she represented low-income clients with family law and personal injury matters.
As an attorney, Tiffany handles cases involving bodily injury due to collisions involving cars, trucks, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians; accidents as a result of dangerous premises conditions; catastrophic injury and death resulting from police brutality and misconduct; and she is also involved in the mass tort litigation practice group.
“Personal injury attorneys are supposed to make unfortunate events less unfortunate and to help uplift those around us as much as feasibly possible,” said Tiffany. “It is extremely gratifying when I’m able to do more for people than what they even considered possible.”
Tiffany loves animals and enjoys spending time with her family and her rescue dog, Lady. She also enjoys giving back to local and national charities, including those dedicated to supporting natural disaster rescue, leukemia research, the elderly, impoverished, and voter enfranchisement efforts. She also regularly volunteers in the Memphis community and through the Duke University Alumni Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading American and Renaissance literature, spending time with her family, and cheering on her favorite sports teams – Alabama football and Duke basketball.
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2022
- U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama, 2022
- U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2015
HONORS, AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch©, 2021-2023
- Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star, 2016-2022
- Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow
- The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40
- Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program – Class of 2020
- Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2020-2021, 2022-2023
- National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, Board of Directors, 2021-present
- Memphis Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Alabama Bar Association
- Missouri Bar Association
- Arkansas Bar Association
- North Carolina State Bar
- Mississippi State Bar
- Volunteer, Legal Expungement Clinics
- Volunteer, Memphis Professional Development Program
- University of Alabama School of Law, J.D.
- University of Alabama, M.A.
- Duke University, B.A., with High Distinction