Gilbert Wayne McCarter, II

Attorney in Murfreesboro, TN
Bert W. McCarter, of both Savannah and Gallatin, Tennessee, is a founding partner of McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC, established in July 2009.

Bert completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee, cum laude, in 1992, after previously attending the University of Tennessee at Martin and Aquinas College, where he played basketball until 1994. During his tenure at the University of Tennessee, Bert was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. After his graduation, Bert attended law school at the University of Dayton from 1997 to 1999, where he was on the prestigious Walter Rice Moot Court team. From 1999 to 2000, he completed his law school education at Vanderbilt University.

In 2000, Bert served as law clerk for the Honorable Judge Don R. Ash of the Circuit Court for Rutherford County. In 2001, Bert joined the firm later to be known as Dotson, Dotson & McCarter in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and remained there until McCarter, Catron & East was formed in July 2009.

Bert understands the unique challenges of a Murfreesboro criminal defense case. He began his practice of law, concentrating in the areas of domestic relations (i.e., divorce, custody, post-divorce, etc.), criminal defense, personal injury, and has argued multiple times before both the Court of Appeals and Criminal Court of Appeals. Additionally, Bert is certified as a Rule 31 Mediator. Our Murfreesboro divorce lawyer has represented numerous individuals and businesses in both the prosecution and defense of contractual litigation and personal injury issues.

Bert has worked on several high-profile domestic and criminal cases. His unique approach to the practice of law has led to numerous dismissals, a satisfied client base, and made him one of the most respected attorneys offering criminal defense in Murfreesboro.

Bert is an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Rutherford/Cannon Bar Associations. He has assisted youth as a soccer coach and as a local businessman offering services for the development of gross motor skills. Bert founded the 100 Club of Rutherford County, and serves on the Board of Directors and on the Advisory Council for CB&S Bank. When not advocating on behalf of his clients, Bert enjoys golf, reading, and spending time with his wife and children. Understanding the needs of modern families allows him to offer experienced Murfreesboro divorce advice and Murfreesboro divorce help.

In June 2011 Bert was appointed by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the state of Tennessee. In this capacity, Bert is proud to serve the state of Tennessee by working with the other members of the Commission in making judicial nominations to state appellate courts and the state Supreme Court when vacancies arise.

Bert is married to Kathryn Lischke McCarter
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Areas of Law

  • Children Adoption Law
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Protection
  • Child Support
  • Childrens Rights
  • Day Care
  • Fathers Rights
  • Foster Care
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Juvenile Law
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Private Adoptions
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Support
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Restraining Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Death Penalty
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Victims Rights
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping


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4.1 out of 5.0

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  • Recommended by 4 Clients
  • Last reviewed on 05/08/13
Posted by a Consumer on 05/08/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I hired Mr. McCarter to handle a child custody/parenting plan modification case. Mr. McCarter was forced to deal with two of the most unscrupulous, unethical attorneys unresponsive to Mr. McCarter's correspondence, failure to comply with the Rules, Entry of Orders notified after Mr. McCarter's review are only the beginning of the issues Mr. McCarter and his entire firm, McCarter, Catron, and East of Murfreesboro, TN. 4 attorneys and 22 months latter my case was settled with favorably.
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Admitted in 2000, Tennessee

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    University of Dayton

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    Born in 1973

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    Gilbert Wayne McCarter, II
     101 N. Maple Street,
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130


    McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

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