6750 Poplar Ave. Suite #200, Memphis, TN 38138
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Kathy L. Laizure

Attorney
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  • Credentials
  • Associations
  • Practice Areas

Since graduating law school in 1992, Kathy has represented individuals and businesses in various areas of civil litigation, primarily focusing in the areas of family law and employment law. Kathy brings to her family law clients and practice level-headedness, compassion, and many years of valuable experience. She assists clients in areas of divorce, child custody and support, post-divorce disputes and modifications, and adoptions, 

Before returning to private practice in 2014, Kathy left family law practice in 2004 to work as in-house counsel for a major corporation. She practiced exclusively in the area of employment law there for approximately nine years, defending claims in all areas of employment discrimination and successfully defending a major wage and hour class action. Kathy continues to practice in the area of employment law, and assists both individuals and businesses in all areas of employment law, including employment discrimination, family leave, age and disability discrimination, and claims of retaliation. Kathy also conducts management training in state and federal employment law compliance and litigation avoidance.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Mediation and arbitration

Education

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis

  • High Honors, May, 1992
  • Honors: Class Standing – 1 of 148
  • Herff Presidential Law Scholarship
  • National Honor Roll, 1990-92

Memphis State University Law Review, Notes Editor

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bachelor of Science, Business Administration - University Chapel Hill, NC 1981
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Juris Doctor Memphis, TN 1992
Licenses
  • All Tennessee State Courts 1992
Memberships

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Community Legal Center – Board of Directors: 2008 – 2016; 
  • Board Chair – 2011 – 2012
  • Federal Bar Association: 2004 – Present
  • Memphis Bar Association: 1992 – present
  • Tennessee Bar Association: 1992 – Present;
  • TBA Professional Standards Committee: 1995 – 2005
  • Association for Women Attorneys: 1992 – present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

Reasons to Hire Us
  • Problem Solvers

    We take the time to properly evaluate your goals and your situation. We strategize and look at creative solutions to resolve your legal situation in order to achieve the best possible outcome. We aim to achieve optimal results for you within the bounds of our ethics and the law. We are problem solvers.

  • Great Communicators

    We like people and we like communicating with people. We will not avoid communicating with you or opposing counsel. We will provide guidance and communication throughout your entire case to make sure you are informed. Many times, our lawyers and our entire staff will know your name and your situation. We work closely with each other in the office and share ideas, theories and we discuss the law and changes in the law on a regular basis. We will communicate with you about the possible outcomes in your situation so that you can make an informed decision.

  • Diversity

    We are a diverse group of lawyers who work hard, but who are also very family oriented. We believe this is what helps us to better understand the impact your legal decisions will make on your life. We each strive to achieve a healthy work/life balance as this makes us better lawyers.

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