Chelsea E. Caldwell has dedicated her law practice to assisted reproductive technologies ("ART"), and is licensed in Tennessee and Arkansas.  In addition to serving local clients in her practice with Chelsea E. Caldwell, PLC, she also serves as the Director of Legal Services for Family Inceptions International surrogacy and egg donation agency. 


Publications & Presentations

Baby Got Back? Enforcing Guardianship in International Surrogacy Agreements When Tragedy Strikes, 49 U. Mem. L. Rev. 848-882 (2019).

Speaker: “Baby Steps in Surrogacy Law,” Memphis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, 2019.


Chelsea received a B.S. in Biology with academic honors from Lyon College, thereafter completing two years of medical school.  She then received her Juris Doctorate with academic honors from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.  During law school, Chelsea served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable D.P. Marshall Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.  Chelsea also served as a Notes Editor for the University of Memphis Law Review and received the top grade in her class for Contracts II, Trust Law, Family Law/Reproductive Rights Seminar, and Realty Transactions.  Chelsea was also a scholarship recipient and served as Justice for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. 

Professional Memberships & Organizations

American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee

ASRM, Legal Professionals Group

Tennessee Fertility Advocates

SEEDS: Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association


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