Taylor R. Oyaas
I concentrate my 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. I have experience at the trial and appellate level and also handle a wide range of other civil matters in Tennessee, including, contractual, probate and trust, and other general litigation matters.
I am a native Memphian. I obtained my bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Memphis. Go Tigers! My love for research and writing drove me to law school, where I 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, my research and writing project was published in Volume 47 of the University of Memphis Law Review. My publication, Taylor Oyaas, Reefer Madness: How Tennessee Can Provide Cannabis Oil Patients Protection from Workplace Discrimination, 47 U. Mem. L. Rev. 935 (2017), has received honors and has been 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 also other legal commentators. While I focus my practice on family law related matters, I still enjoy researching issues of law to improve policy where the law remains unclear or should be changed.
Outside of the office, I serve as the Chair of the Family Law Section of Memphis Bar Association, as well as a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Association for Women Attorneys. I love watching and attending sporting events, spending time with my husband and our dog, and fantasy football.