Kayla Barrier

Family Law, Wills & Estates

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Mrs. Kayla Barrier was born and raised in Rutherford County. She attended Rutherford County Schools from Kindergarten forward.

Kayla A. Barrier began working in the legal field at age 16, being a legal assistant/receptionist position for John D. Drake, Attorney at Law. She worked for John D. Drake as she attended Middle Tennessee State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in pre-law. Upon graduation from Middle Tennessee State University in May of 2008, Kayla began to work for Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, as a legal assistant/office administrator. In 2010, Kayla attended Vol State where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with an associate degree in Applied Science in Paralegal studies. Upon graduating in 2011, Mrs. Barrier accepted a job offer with the State of Tennessee Bureau of TennCare working in the Legal Solutions Unit, and in 2012 she began law school. Shortly after the birth of her daughter in 2016, Kayla began working for John D. Drake again as the domestic relations paralegal. The following year she graduated from Nashville School of Law with her Juris Doctorate.  She quickly transitioned her role at Drake Drake Clarke and Freeze to an attorney. Currently, Kayla practices family law, wills and estates, and landlord-tenant disputes. Her family law practice includes adoptions, child custody, child support, dependent neglect cases, divorce, grandparent rights, and paternity.

Kayla’s interest in a career in the legal field started at the age of 11 when she witnessed first-hand the role an attorney played in helping her friend’s mother get out of a domestically abusive relationship. From there, she went on to join the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Young Explorers Program, participating in the sector that focused on law and government.

Kayla is now listed as a Rule 31 Family Law Mediator. She is willing to host mediation in her office,  will travel for meditations to other offices if needed.

Aside from her career, Kayla loves spending time with her husband, Kyle Barrier, and three daughters. Her involvement and passion for a happy family are her motivation that fuels her drive to provide the best legal representation for her clients.

See What Kayla’s Clients Have To Say

Legal issues of any kind are not pleasant to deal with, especially ones that involve your children. That being said, Kayla Barrier is the very best attorney I’ve ever known. Family law Both her speciality and her passion. She represented me for a child custody case and she was diligent, brilliant, dedicated, passionate, and worked fully on behalf of the best interest of my two sons. From our first consultation to the final agreement she was through and consistent. She did her best, kept her word, and best of all; she cared.

I will continue to utilize her as my attorney and I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking the best legal counsel for family law. She is the very best!


Worked with Kayla barrier! She was amazing and gave great advice! Thanks Kayla


Kayla did a great job! Would recommend to everyone I know! Thank you!


Kayla and John was always in our corner and on top of everything.They always kept us updated on everything and treated us like we were family.Thanks John and Kayla for making our adoption go so smooth.We will forever be greatful.


John Drake and Kayla Barrier make a great team! Both are passionate about there duties as lawyers. They have helped us tremendously with a case concerning our granddaughter. It is great to have a seasoned veteran like John combined with a fresh outta law school Kayla on our side! We are grateful to have found them.