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Kirstin Harper

Associate Attorney and Finance Officer

kirstinharper@mcelaw.com

Although originally from Clemson, SC, and a Clemson Tiger at heart, Kirstin is proud to call Middle Tennessee home. Kirstin moved to Tennessee with her family at a young age and later attended Middle Tennessee State University, graduating cum laude in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration on Marketing and Promotions.

After her graduation from MTSU, Kirstin continued working in the marketing industry for almost 3 years before attending law school at the Mississippi College School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Kirstin was a member of Moot Court and served as the Public Relations Chair on the Moot Court Board. In 2012, she was a quarter finalist in the 2012 Closing Statement Competition, and an octo finalist in the 2012 Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush Appellate Advocacy Competition. She also served as Team Captain for the 2013 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Team. Additionally, Kirstin received the AMJUR Award for receiving the top grade in Criminal Law, Appellate Advocacy, and Pretrial. She was awarded a MC Law Academic Scholarship, Marie Upton Scholarship, MS Bar Family Law Scholarship, and the John B. Farese Memorial Trial Advocate Award.

While in law school, Kirstin spent time working alongside professors, judges, and local Mississippi attorneys. She worked as a Legal Research Assistant and a Teacher’s Assistant in Criminal Law for Professor Matthew Steffey, a Legal Research Fellow in the Law Library of MC Law, and a Legal Volunteer at the Mission First Legal Aid Office in Jackson, Mississippi. She was also a Law Clerk for McNinch Law Office, PLLC in Brandon, Mississippi.

Kirstin was also a Student Attorney admitted to limited practice in Mississippi for the Adoption Legal Clinic at MC Law. During her last semester of law school, Kirstin served as a Student Attorney admitted to the limited practice of law in Tennessee, working at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She also served as a Legal Extern for Chancellor Robert E. Corlew, III in the Rutherford County Chancery Court.

Kirstin graduated magna cum ladue with her Juris Doctor in May 2014. Following graduation and becoming licensed to practice law, she worked as an Associate Attorney for Pentecost, Glenn, Mauldin & York, PLLC in Jackson, Tennessee.

Kirstin is married to her husband, Corey Harper, and they welcomed their first baby in the Summer of 2019. She and Corey are members of World Outreach Church. Outside of work, Kirstin enjoys spending time with her family and their dog, Molly. She loves to read, sail, and participate in local community theatre. She also roots hard for her beloved Clemson Tigers.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Education

  • J.D. — Mississippi College School of Law

  • B.B.A. — Middle Tennessee State University