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Susan Ashley Hinsley

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AREAS OF PRACTICE: Divorce , Children , Prenuptial Agreements , Mediation , Collaborative Law , Post-Divorce Modification , Contempt & Post-Divorce Enforcement , Orders of Protection & Restraining Orders

Susan Hinsley received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1990 and her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree in 1999 from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.


Susan has over 10 years of experience in the practice of Family Law, including such areas as, divorce and separation, child custody, child support, adoptions, child abuse and neglect, juvenile court practice, paternity, dependency and neglect, and post-divorce modifications of parenting schedules, child support, alimony, Conservatorships and name changes.


Susan is a certified Rule 31 Mediator focusing primarily on assisting people resolve family law disputes, both divorce and post-divorce as well as other family law related disputes. Susan is also trained in collaborative family law.


Susan has earned a BV* rating by Martindale-Hubble for her ethical standards and legal ability.  Susan’s rating indicates an exemplary reputation and well-established practice, and reflects her peers rating her legal ability and ethical standards as “high to very high.”


She is a member of the Memphis Bar Association and served on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division in 2000 and 2001. She is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association.  She was a member of the Leo Bearman Sr. Chapter of American Inns of Court from 2001 through 2003.


Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 25%
    16 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    16 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    16 years
  4. Mediation: 25%
    13 years



Hourly ($250-305/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough

    I previously worked for Susan's law firm and I have served with her on the board of the Memphis Collaborative Alliance. Besides being a very compassionate and professional attorney, her skills are top notch. She is specially trained in collaborative law as well as mediation. Her knowledge of litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution methods make her an excellent choice for representation, no matter what your needs.


    Mary Yarbrough Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Richard Scott Wade

    I have known Susan Hinsley for over 15 years. During that time I had the opportunity to evaluate her skills as a lawyer. I have found that she has an exceptional knowledge of the law, she is always very well-prepared and she always fights tirelessly for her clients. She always demonstrated the highest degree of legal ability and ethical standards. I highly recommend Ms. Hinsley as an attorney.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

88 Union Ave 13th Fl
Memphis, TN, 38103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner AttorneyButler Sevier Hinsley & Reid2009 - Present
AttorneyThe Landers Firm2001 - 2009
AttorneyMorton Breakstone & Germany1999 - 2001
law clerkShelby County Circuit Court1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Memphis Collaborative AllianceBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2000 - 2001
Memphis Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Lawlawlaw1999
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990