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Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough

also known as Elizabeth Yarbrough, Beth Yarbrough

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Child Custody, Family, Child Support

About Me

I understand that your case involves the most important thing in your life--your family.  I also understand that each case and each client are different.  


 


My philosophy is that there is no "one size fits all" divorce.  I work actively with my clients on all aspects of their cases.  I know that working closely and communicating effectively with my clients ensures that I understand each client's unique goals.  This allows for the best possible outcome for every individual client.    


 


My approach is to avoid the expense and stress associated with litigation whenever possible, utilizing collaborative law and mediation when appropriate.  This approach preserves family relationships, minimizes trauma to children, and saves tremendous amounts of money and time.  


 


Unfortunately, sometimes settlement is not an appropriate option.  In litigated matters, I rely on thorough trial preparation and aggressive advocacy to protect what matters most to each client, keeping in mind the client's goals and budget.   


 


As a mediator, I assist both parties and their counsel (if represented) in settling their disputes themselves.  I help both sides work together to attack the problem instead of each other.  The successful result is a settlement that best meets the needs of each individual family.  Avoiding litigation saves money and time, but more importantly, preserves important family relationships for the future.  


 


  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Divorce & Separation: 60%
    13 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    7 years
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    13 years
  4. Child Support: 5%
    13 years
  5. Family: 5%
    13 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Beth Buchwald Brooks

    I endorse this lawyer. She has years of experience in the domestic practice area and I would retain her services for myself, which is the highest endorsement I can give. She has a good balance of fair, tough, knowledgeable and all without running a bill up needlessly.

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    Beth Brooks Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Catherine Anne White

    I have known Ms. Yarbrough for seven years. She is very professional in her approach to the law and each situation, and very personal in her approach to her clients.

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    Catherine White Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Elizabeth Yarbrough Family Law & Mediation

9040 Garden Arbor Drive
Suite 203
Germantown, TN, 38138

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive200308/17/2015
GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues200108/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence-Domestic Violence ClinicUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2001
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence--Child Advocacy ClinicUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2001
CALI Award--Domestic Violence ClinicUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2001
CALI Award-Child Advocacy ClinicUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/MediatorElizabeth Yarbrough Family Law & Mediation2014 - Present
Attorney/MediatorButler Sevier Hinsley & Reid, PLLC2010 - 2014
Attorney/MediatorLaw and Mediation Office of Kendra Armstrong2007 - 2010
AttorneyHolley, Waldrop, Nearn & Lazarov, PC2005 - 2007
AttorneyCohn Law Firm2003 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Memphis Collaborative AllianceBoard Member2012 - Present
Memphis Bar Association Juvenile & Child Welfare SectionMember2010 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2010 - Present
Memphis Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2007 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Memphis Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Memphis Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionMember2005 - Present
Association of Women AttorneysMemberN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Linda W. Seely Mediation TrainingDomestic Violence TrainingFamily Mediation2014
Jean Munroe Associates Mediation TrainingCivil MediationCertificate in Civil Mediation2007
National Judicial CollegeAdministrative LawCertificate2005
Jean Munroe Associates Mediation TrainingFamily MediationCertificate in Family Mediation2005
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
University of Memphis Counseling DepartmentClinical Mental HealthUnknownN/A
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Must Have CLE For the Family Law Practitioner in 2012Collaborative Law: The Secret is to Gang Up on the Problem Not Each Other2012
Adoption Law: Start to FinishTermination of Parental Rights2011