Taylor R. Oyaas
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, 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 is a native Memphian and obtained her bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Memphis. Taylor's love for research and writing is what drove her to law school, where she served as the 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 Article, 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), as well as other legal commentators. Noffisinger has become a landmark case for many states across the country on the issue of law involved. While Taylor focuses her practice on family law related matters, she still enjoys researching other issues of law to improve policy where the law remains unclear or should be changed.
Outside of the office, Taylor serves as the President of the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association, as well as a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Association for Women Attorneys. Taylor loves watching and attending sporting events, spending time with her husband and their dog, and fantasy football.
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- Tennessee’s Expansion of the Tennessee Public Participation Act (TPPA)/Anti-SLAPP Law (2021).
- Writs of Habeas Corpus: A Discussion on How to Enforce Out-of-State Custody Orders When Parents Cross Tennessee State Lines and Related Issues with Interstate, Intercounty, and Municipality Law Enforcement (2022), Co-Presented with Leigh-Taylor White.
- I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me: A Discussion on the Tennessee and Federal Wiretapping Acts (2022), Co-Presented with Leigh-Taylor White.