Leigh Taylor White

Leigh Taylor White

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Memphis, TN

Mullins, Whitfield, White & Hillis, PLLC
 | 668 Colonial Road, Suite 1
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-527-2000
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Partner at Mullins, Whitfield, White & Hillis, PLLC, Leigh Taylor White handles mediation and litigation of divorce, alimony, child custody/parenting, child support, adoption, child relocation, and dependency and neglect. With broad appellate and trial experience, Ms. White also works with clients to draft pre- and postnuptial agreements. She serves the people of Mississippi and Tennessee and was named by Memphis Business Journal as a Best of the Bar in 2018. She also has an Avvo “Superb” rating.

    Admitted to practice in Tennessee and Mississippi, Ms. White is also admitted to practice before several federal courts. These include the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

    Ms. White is a fellow of the Memphis Bar Association and a past president of the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association. Within the Family Law Section of the organization, she has also been a wellness committee member.

    In 2002, Ms. White obtained her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Rhodes College. She then attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she graduated in 2005 with her Juris Doctor. Actively involved in her community, she is a Team MBA co-captain for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, a volunteer for Memphis Area Legal Services, a ruling elder for Idlewild Presbyterian Church and a volunteer for the past board of directors for the Community Legal Center.

    About Leigh White

    Admitted: 2006, Tennessee

    Professional Webpage: https://mwwhlaw.com/leigh-taylor-white/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Memphis Bar Association, Fellow
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information, go to superlawyers.com., SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018
    • Avvo Superb (10/10) Rating
    • Best of the Bar, Memphis Business Journal, 2018
    • Super Lawyers®, 2019
    • Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information, go to superlawyers.com., SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2017
    • Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information, go to superlawyers.com., SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016
    • Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information, go to superlawyers.com., SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015
    • Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information, go to superlawyers.com., SuperLawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed in Mississippi, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • University of Mississippi Law School Alumni, Board Member, 2020
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
    • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
    • Tennessee
    • Mississippi
    • Memphis Bar Association- Family Law section, Wellness Committee, Member
    • Memphis Bar Association, Section Representative Board Member, 2014
    • Member of Memphis Bar Association
    • Board Member of the Community Legal Center, 2012-2015
    • Member of Mississippi Bar Association
    • President of the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association, 2011 - 2013.
    • Member of Tennessee Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Memphis Area Legal Services, volunteer
    • Community Legal Center, volunteer, past board of directors
    • Idlewild Presbyterian Church, ruling elder
    • Memphis Runners Track Club, member
    • St. Jude Marathon, Team MBA 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • It is no surprise that family law attorneys are frequently asked probate-related questions.  Who will have custody of my children if I die? Can I designate a guardian for my children in a will? How can I protect my assets for the benefit of my children if I remarry? I want a divorce . . . can I change my will? As family law attorneys well know, the provisions we put into our Marital Dissolution Agreements have implications for the parties many years down the road.  A former spouse may find themselves in probate court as a creditor for an unpaid alimony provision or in chancery court litigating a constructive trust case when a life insurance premium was not paid. How can we best draft our Marital Dissolution Agreements to avoid headaches in the future? This CLE discusses the familiar ways family law intersects with probate and estate planning, and includes practitioner tips, citations to relevant statutes, and a few cautionary tales., Presenter, How Probate Law Intersects with Family Law & a Discussion of Trusts , Memphis Bar Association, 2021
    • Speaker, Divorce Mediation, Memphis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, 2016
    • Speaker, Social Media From A to Z, Memphis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, 2013
    • Speaker, Family Law Update, Memphis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Philosophy, Rhodes College, 2002
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    Office Location for Leigh Taylor White

    668 Colonial Road
    Suite 1
    Memphis, TN 38117

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    Last Updated: 6/21/2021

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