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About Us

At The Estate & Family Law Group we believe the FAMILY is the most important unit of society.  As family and estate attorneys, we are dedicated to protecting the future of Tennessee families ensuring your voice is heard and your rights are protected.

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Chasity Sharp Grice

As a native of Memphis, Tennessee, Chasity is admitted to the Bars of Tennessee and Texas.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Then, attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she received her law degree with a concentration in Transactional Tax Planning. Her career in law began working for Certified Public Accounting firms where she specialized in estate planning for middle to high net worth families.  In 2010, Chasity started her law firm and practices in the areas of probate, estate administration and litigation, estate planning, and elder law. She obtained a LL.M. degree in Elder Law and Estate planning and assists clients with estate tax planning strategies, including, but not limited to, charitable trusts, family limited partnerships, and marital deduction planning.  

 

Chasity strives to educate the public on the many resources available to them and their special needs for aging or disabled loved ones in order to have the best quality of life possible.

Accolades & Affiliations

  • Accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, 2021

  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Elder Counsel and Wealth Counsel

  • American Bar Association Commissioner for 'Law and Aging'

  • Member of the Estate Planning and Probate section of the Memphis Bar Association

  • Member of the Continuing Education Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association

  • Actively involved with the American Bar Association's Elder Law Committee of the Real Property, Trusts and Estates section

  • Former Western Tennessee Governor for Memphis, Tennessee, within the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division

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Kevin E. Childress

Kevin received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Austin Peay State University in 1991 and received a law degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1994. While in law school, he was selected to be a member of the moot court debate team.    His career beganas a Public Defender.  He then entered private practice in 1997 as a general practitioner with the late J.C. McLin. Upon McLin being appointed as a Judge in 2000, Kevin established his own practice. However, he continued to work with Judge McLin on community development issues which included the establishment of a non-profit organization to support ex-felons in obtaining employment and regaining their citizenship rights, including the right to vote.

 

For almost 20 years Kevin's practice has focused primarily on probate matters involving estate and trust administration, conservatorships, guardianships, as well as litigation in those areas. My practice also includes estate planning, which involves the drafting of wills, trusts and other related documents.

Attorney Childress is also outside counsel for a major local hospital and also represents several local and out-of-state law firms on probate-related matters. He frequently serves as Guardian ad Litem, Attorney ad Litem, Special Master and Personal Representative in Estate and Conservatorship matter before the Probate Courts. He also sits as a Substitute Judge in the Shelby County Probate Courts and is a speaker or panelist at various probate-related events. He also served on the committee responsible for the review and redrafting of the Shelby County Probate Court Local Rules. Attorney Childress is also a part-time Delinquent Tax Attorney for the Shelby County Trustee’s Office.

Accolades & Affiliations

  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Elder Counsel and Wealth Counsel

  • Disciplinary Hearing Committee member for District IX of the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

  • Member of the Memphis Bar Association

  • Memphis Bar Foundation Fellow

  • Member of the Tennessee Bar Association

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Psonya C. Hackett

Psonya joined the practice of law in 1999, after graduating from Ole Miss Law School. During her early years, she mainly practiced family law and represented kids in the Youth Courts of Mississippi. In 2005, she started work as an attorney for the Mississippi Supreme Court, and until 2012 I practiced law for the nine (9) Justices on the Court.

Psonya moved to Memphis after getting married and began her law firm specializing in the area of Family Law in both Tennessee and Mississippi.  She is passionate about providing solutions and support to families and children during crucial times when they need them the most.

Accolades & Affiliations

  • Member of the Tennessee Bar Association

  • Member of the Mississippi Bar Association

  • Member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations

  • Member of the Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women

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Will Underwood

Will grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After completing his undergraduate studies at Clemson University, I went on to pursue my passion for law at the University of Memphis, where I worked with the Elder Law Clinic, graduating cum laude and receiving multiple awards, including best performance in the Elder Law class. 

My goal is to provide accurate, timely, and thorough work for each client.

 

Practice Areas: Probate, Estate Planning, and Elder Law

Affiliations

  • Member of the Tennessee Bar Association

  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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We will work relentlessly to protect your rights, your assets, and your best interests.

Our experienced Memphis attorneys know how to present our clients in a positive light before the court, often allowing us to achieve successful resolutions on their behaves.  From the time you first speak with us, to the final judgement of your case, our team will be with you every step of the way. You can rely on us for all your family and estate law needs.

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