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Meet the Family

One of the many things you are going to love about us is our team. Sure our lawyers are top rated professionals, but our administrative team, we call Client Care Coordinators, have the word “Helpful” on their business cards for a reason. They are here to help you. It is not uncommon to get a text with funny emojis and lots of “bless your hearts” on the phone. Unlike many attorneys from whom you cannot get a return phone call, we call and text sometimes just to check in.

And not just anyone is R+E material.

People in the legal profession think family law is too personal, but that’s what we love about it. We get to be helpful with the important stuff. We are small by design, because “big” does not work in family law. We know this from experience. In a big firm, your routine conflict check crosses dozens of screens, and your personal information on the law firm system is accessible to tons of bored people. At R+E, we think the fewer people that know about your situation the better. Representing corporations is just not the same as representing individuals. We know this from experience too.

Our team is made up of special people with a special calling. Below we proudly introduce you to our awesome little family.

M. Craig Robertson

M. Craig Robertson, Principal

Craig Robertson is the founder and majority shareholder of Robertson + Easterling. He loves his job. An Enneagram 8, Craig is an innovative problem solver. He excels in the courtroom, but is mindful that the only thing worse than a divorce is a divorce with a trial. He will take a holistic approach to your situation, and is as likely to recommend counseling as he is to file papers. Sometimes he will recommend you do both. He is competitive, but 20 years of family law only practice has given him perspective he lacked in the earlier, take-no-prisoners-years of his career. A 1999 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, he has been recognized by his peers and his community as a leader in family law in various ways throughout his career. In fact, Super Lawyers magazine named him a Rising Star over a seven-year period, and he is board certified in family law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In 2011, Craig was chosen by the Mississippi Business Journal as a Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes the state’s 40 up-and-coming business leaders under the age of 40. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and is the founder of the non-profit organization, 200 Million Flowers. In 2016, he was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve on the Mississippi Commission on Children's Justice, and he was instrumental in operationalizing Rescue 100, a faith based initiative to train foster parents in an expedited manner. Last year the Mississippi Business Journal recognized him again, naming him to be included among its Leadership in the Law Class of 2018. Read More

Matthew S. Easterling

Matthew S. Easterling, Principal

Matt Easterling is a partner with Robertson+Easterling. A graduate of the University of Alabama in Investment Finance, he completed his legal training at Ole Miss and furthered his training at the renowned ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Denver, Colorado. The Institute pitted Matt against some of the brightest attorneys from well respected family law firms nationwide. Despite being the youngest graduate of the Institute, Matt received outstanding reviews. Matt has an uncanny ability to put people in crisis at ease -so much that many clients have remarked that he missed his true calling as a therapist. He is intensely competitive and passionate, and Board Certified in Family Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Read More

Caylan Dunnells

Caylan Dunnells, Associate

Caylan is a graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law and has been a family law specialist for her entire career. Having married her best friend Chris in 2014, she is enjoying the many adventures of marriage, including her biggest to-date when she became a mom. As a dedicated associate, you will often see her with her nose in a book researching the most recent legal question to help with your case, but she is also an impressive litigator on her feet in the courtroom, having received many awards for moot court competitions in law school, which has translated to her practice as a polished advocate. Caylan is a Jackson native—born, raised, and educated here—so her passion is helping Mississippians by making what can sometimes be a difficult process a little easier through her legal knowledge and research skills. She’s thrilled to give back through her talent as an advocate for people like you. Read More

Cassie Dedmon

Cassie Dedmon, Paralegal

Originally from Rankin County, she is very proficient in the family law office environment. She has a huge heart and will grieve with you when you feel low and celebrate with you when you reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Mississippi through and through, she loves spending time with her husband Christian and her daughters Mylee and Peyton, who are as bossy, feisty, fun and outspoken as their mommy. The honest truth is you will probably love talking to Cassie more than one of our boring attorneys. She is a big part of the complete service package delivered to you by R+E. Read More

Mary Kathryn Clay

Mary Kathryn Clay, Client Services Coordinator

Living in a single parent household for the majority of her childhood, she has journeyed the pain and heartache of divorce. She has a strong appreciation for you, the single, independent parent who sacrifices daily for your children. A heart for helping and serving others, she will be your listening ear and gentle voice when you need her the most. As a newer part of our team, she brings her life experience and outside perspective to the family dynamics you will circumnavigate through your time with us. She will be a comforter for you in open court and at the front desk. MK describes herself in one word as "dedicated", which is exactly what you need from this Enneagram 2. Read More

Alicia Baladi

Alicia Baladi, Of Counsel

Alicia is a graduate of Ole Miss (1994), Millsaps College (1991) and married Joe in 1992. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar and its Family Law Section and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer’s Project. She was recently chosen as a member of the prestigious Charles Clark Inns of Court, an organization of lawyers and judges in the Jackson area. Read More

Take the first step.

When you think you are ready to be more informed through customized analysis, the best thing we offer is to sit with you in person or over a conference call to educate you and think through your goals and a plan to accomplish them. This will make you feel better –more informed and more in control. You can start the process by simply calling the office or by clicking the link below to confidentially submit an Intake Form and we will contact you.

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