Carrie R. McNair

Carrie R. McNair has been a practicing attorney for seventeen years and is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Florida. Mrs. McNair graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in philosophy. Mrs. McNair obtained her law degree in 2002 from the Florida State University College of Law, and in 2003, Mrs. McNair began her career in the civil division of the Florida Attorney General’s Office, where she defended the Florida Department of Corrections, the State of Florida, and individual state employees in actions seeking damages, injunctive relief, and declaratory relief, under constitutional and tort theories. Here, Mrs. McNair also built an appellate practice handling an array of issues in the district courts of appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, including issues involving statutory and rule construction, the constitutionality of statutes, and the defense of administrative law.

In 2010, Mrs. McNair moved to the Florida Department of Revenue where she represented the Department in the district courts of appeal and provided legal opinions on issues related to child support collection. In 2016, Mrs. McNair returned to the Florida Attorney General’s Office to work exclusively as an appellate attorney. Mrs. McNair represented the Florida Department of Revenue in appeals filed throughout the State in both an appellee and appellant capacity. Mrs. McNair studied constitutional and administrative legal issues as well as unsettled areas of law relating to federal compliance requirements, child support collection, paternity laws, and both federal and state child support laws.

In 2018, Mrs. McNair relocated to Texas. Mrs. McNair is currently an Associate Attorney at Akerly Law where she is focused on building an appellate practice through briefing cases to the Fifth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals on legal issues related to bankruptcy, arbitration, violations of federal law, including the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, attorney malpractice, and attorney fees. Mrs. McNair also handles business litigation matters for the firm.

Additionally, Mrs. McNair teaches legal writing as an adjunct professor of law at the University of North Texas Dallas Law School.