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Taylor Oyaas

Family Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2017
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About Taylor

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Taylor is a native Memphian and graduated with honors from the University of Memphis for both her bachelor’s degree and law degree. Taylor has focused her work on family-related matters since 2015. Taylor concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce, alimony, child custody and support, dependency and neglect, termination of parental rights, adoption, paternity/parentage, international custody and property disputes, high asset divorces, orders of protection, prenuptial agreements, and post-divorce matters. Taylor has experience at the trial and appellate level and also handles a wide range of other civil matters in Tennessee, including, contractual, probate and trust, and other general litigation matters.

Taylor's love for research is what drove her to law school, where she served as Research Editor on the Senior Editorial Board of the University of Memphis Law Review, Research Assistant to Professor Andrew J. McClurg, Law Clerk to the Honorable Diane K. Vescovo of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and Student Attorney in the Child and Family Litigation Clinic. During law school, Taylor's Student Note, Taylor Oyaas, Reefer Madness: How Tennessee Can Provide Cannabis Oil Patients Protection from Workplace Discrimination, 47 U. Mem. L. Rev. 935 (2017), was published in Volume 47 of the University of Memphis Law Review. Taylor's publication has received honors and was favorably relied upon by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut in Noffisinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Co., 273 F. Supp. 3d 326 (D. Conn. 2017). Noffisinger has become a landmark case in many states across the country on this issue of law.

Taylor has continued to research and work on improving policy, where the law remains unclear or should be changed.

Location

Mullins Whitfield White & Hillis, PLLC
668 Colonial Road, Suite 4
Memphis, TN, 38117

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Posted by Sarah | August 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Can’t say enough good things
Hire these women! You absolutely will not be disappointed. I can’t say enough about Taylor and Leigh Taylor. Not only did they help me get everything I needed, but they were ROCKS throughout the entire process. They answered emails promptly, they were personable, empathetic, scheduled meetings as soon as possible when I needed them, like everything about them is just perfect. They are seriously the best of the best.
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Posted by Sydney | April 28, 2023
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The absolute best
Taylor not only helped me through my divorce, but she gave me the confidence and strength to get through it. She is extremely professional and goes above and beyond to represent you. I can’t say thank you enough!
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, creative and very detailed!
I hired Taylor to represent me in my divorce settlement and later change of custody arrangement. My divorce settlement lasted several months and was very litigious. Within a few months of settling, I needed to file a modification of custody and had several more months of litigation. My case involved DCS allegations, abuse, many unfounded claims and an unreasonable co-parent. Through it all, Taylor remained professional, diligent, creative and intentional, making strong and calculated moves to help me win my case and avoid additional attorneys fees. I identify as queer and Taylor was very supportive and knowledgeable of my parental rights when faced with homophobia from the opposing party/counsel. I highly recommend that you hire Taylor Oyaas to represent you in your divorce or custody case!
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Posted by Francis | June 22, 2022
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Client
Excellent! Personable, competent and compassionate. Was very attentive to all details
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2021
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Great Experience
Taylor represented me in a lawsuit filed against me by my former brother-in-law. I had never been sued before - I had never even hired a lawyer before - and I was being sued for more than $500k! To make matters more complicated, my former brother-in-law was representing himself. During our first consultation Taylor put me at ease by listening, taking notes, and asking a lot of questions. She reviewed her retainer and hourly fees upfront to avoid surprises. She explained what the process would look like from start to finish which helped me stop panicking and focus on the process. Throughout the process I never had to contact Taylor asking what was going on with the case. More often than not she emailed me with updates, answering questions I did not yet know I had. When I did contact her I would receive a reply promptly. Her response to the lawsuit was incredibly well researched and written. Because he was representing himself she went the extra step to argue both sides of the case, but ultimately explaining why the law did not support his claim. In the end she won my case and (per her request) was awarded my legal fees to be paid by my former brother in law. I am very pleased with Taylor's services and would recommend her to anyone looking for a great lawyer in Memphis.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2021
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Client
Taylor is absolutley amazing and professional. She helped me through my heartbreaking and gut wrenching custody and child support case. I was awarded full custody and monthly financial support along with arrearage from my original divorce agreement. I am very happy that I hired her and grateful for all of her hard work and caring support.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2021
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Excellent
Taylor and her law firm handled my divorce. She was very detailed. She was very timely in her responses to questions from me, other attorneys and with all correspondence. She made the process as smooth and efficient as possible.
Posted by Denny | February 14, 2021
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DPh
Ms. Taylor Oyaas assisted with my recent divorce and another family law matter. She was always knowledgeable and professional in handing my unique legal situation. She was very prompt in addressing my concerns & questions plus kept me updated during divorce process. I highly recommend Ms Oyaas and would hire her again.
Posted by John | February 13, 2021
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Impeccable representation
Taylor Oyaas represented me phenomenally in a difficult divorce and child custody situation. She took the time to understand not only the whole of the factual situation, but brought a deftness of legal application to the personal side of how I wanted the matter pursued. It felt like an extension of myself in the way she handled delicate correspondence and negotiations between the parties. She knew when to aggressively push back against unreasonable requests and when to help move towards resolution. Her personal and professional demeanor are impeccable and I could not recommend her more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2019
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Professional & Detailed Attorney
Taylor was great to work with. She was unrelenting in my difficult divorce and custody case. She researched tons of case law to present the most effective arguments to the court. She knows the appropriate balance of when to dig and fight on an issue or whether to settle for the best interest of all parties. I highly recommend Taylor!
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Posted by Jeremy | June 24, 2019
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Awesome Attorney!
Attorney Oyaas, is a phenomenal lawyer who exhibits expertise, poise, and diligence. She worked on my behalf to achieve a fair parenting plan for my son. Her and attorney Leigh Taylor-White make an amazing team. Nothing was overlooked or unaddressed throughout the entire process.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Mullins Whitfield White & Hillis, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Non-Equity Partner and Attorney
  • Thomas, White & Gill, PLLC
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Clerk for the Honorable Chief Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo
  • the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Shea, Moskovitz & McGhee, PLLC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Student Attorney for the Child & Family Litigation Clinic
  • the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Research Assistant for Professor Andrew J. McClurg
  • the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Office of William B. Walk, Jr.
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Research Editor and Staff Member of Law Review
  • the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Butler Sevier Hinsley & Reid, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2016
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Education

  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 2017
  • The University of Memphis
  • B.A., cum laude, English
  • 2014

Associations

  • Memphis Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2021 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Memphis Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Association for Women Attorneys
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Honors Graduate
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2017
  • Best Note Award Runner-up of Memphis Law Review Vol. 47
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2017
  • Dean's Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2017
  • CALI Excellence Award (highest grade): Child & Family Litigation
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2016
  • CALI Excellence Award (highest grade): Divorce Law Practicum
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2016
  • CALI Excellence Award (highest grade): Intellectual Property
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2016
  • Bluebooker of the Year for Vol. 46 of Memphis Law Review
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2016
  • Memphis Access & Diversity Scholarship (2014-2017)
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • 2014
  • Honors Graduate
  • The University of Memphis
  • 2014
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Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I emphatically endorse Ms. Oyaas. She is incredibly thoughtful and kind; she continually goes above and beyond to get her clients everything they deserve."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Taylor Oyaas. I went to law school with her and have seen her in court. Ms. Oyaas is detail oriented, personable, and has a great reputation in the Memphis legal community. She is a well rounded attorney with experience in negotiating, oral argument, writing, and case management."

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Memphis Family Lawyer Taylor Oyaas
Taylor Oyaas
Family Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 7 years