Gsevier Bio

Gail R. Sevier received her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis in 1992 and her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1996.  She is admitted to practice in all counties in Tennessee, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Division, Tennessee Supreme Court, and U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee.

Ms. Sevier has more than 12 years of experience in Family Law matters, including the areas of divorce and post-divorce modifications, child support, parenting issues, relocation, establishment of paternity, name changes, dependency and neglect, termination of parental rights and adoption matters.

Ms Sevier has earned a BV* rating by Martindale-Hubble for her ethical standards and legal ability.  Ms. Sevier’s rating indicates an exemplary reputation and well-established practice, and reflects her peers rating her legal ability and ethical standards as “high to very high”.

Ms. Sevier is a member of the Memphis Bar Association and Family Law Section of the Bar. In 2004, she was selected by her peers to serve as a participant in the Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum, and was Membership Chair of the Memphis Bar Association in 2006.  She also served on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyer Division of the Memphis Bar Association from 2000-2002, and was Senior Editor of the Young Lawyers Newsletter from 2001-2002. 

Ms. Sevier has served as a lecturer for the National Business Institute on several topics of Tennessee law, including:

  • Relocation
  • Domestic Violence in Custody Proceedings
  • Custody Challenges Unmarried Parents Face
  • Appropriate Roles of Counselors, Therapists and 3rd Party Forensic Evaluators
  • The Effects of Custody Arrangements on Child Support Determinations
  • Collaborative Law; and
  • Making the best use of Custody, Mediation and Parenting Coordinators 

She has also served as a lecturer for the Memphis Bar Association on the topic of Permanent Parenting Plan Orders in Tennessee. 

Ms. Sevier’s reported cases include Bulic v. Thompson, S.W.3d, Court of Appeals of Tennessee, 2005.  Her unreported cases include Thompson v. Hulbert, 2002 WL 18331, Court of Appeals of Tennessee, 2002, and Dalton v. Dalton, 2006 WL 3804415, Court of Appeals of Tennessee, 2006.

To contact Gail Sevier, email her at gsevier [at] bshrlaw [dot] com or call 901.578.8888.