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Attorney Princess M. Woodard is an Attorney, Author, and Tennessee Supreme Court Designated Family Law Mediator. Attorney Woodard exclusively practices Family/Domestic Relations Law and Social Security Disability Appeals.
Attorney Woodard is exceedingly skilled in high asset, high income, self-employed spouse, and contested divorces. Additionally, she is experienced and effective in custody and visitation disputes; including victories before the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Attorney Woodard has vast and varied experience handling child support, adoption, and post-divorce matters. She is a formidable, unwavering, and never intimated opponent in the courtroom. While a true litigator with extensive trial experience, as a mediator she encourages parties to author their own settlement and control the outcome of their case.
Attorney Woodard has assisted her Social Security Disability clients in recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars in back-pay benefits.
Attorney Woodard's concentration on Family Law and Social Security Disability Appeals, has positioned her as a very knowledgeable, well respected, and sought after attorney.
Attorney Woodard is Managing Partner - Family Law, Social Security Disability, and Alternative Dispute Resolution with McCullough Law, PLLC in Memphis, Tennessee.
Attorney Woodard is the author of Tidbits on Tennessee Family Law, a first-in-market client and consumer centered book on Tennessee family law. Tidbits on Tennessee Family Law is a primer on all family law topics in Tennessee from divorces and child support to adoptions and grandparent visitation.
Attorney Woodard subscribes to what some may call the "noble" practice of law and counsels her clients on the best course of legal action for them, not the most profitable for her. Attorney Woodard has represented parties through some of life's most challenging and changing experiences; she is committed to successful results and the well-being of her clients post-litigation.
Attorney Woodard was recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a 2019, 2020, and 2021 ‘Attorney for Justice’ and is the 2018-2019 recipient of the ‘Outstanding Associate Award’ from the Leo Bearman Sr. Inn of the American Inns of Court. She was also named a 2022 and 2023 ‘Top 40 Under 40’ for Tennessee by the National Black Lawyers. Attorney Woodard was chosen for inclusion in the 2023 selection of 'Ones to Watch' by Best Lawyers in America for her professional excellence in family law and alternative dispute resolution. Mostly recently, she was honored in the 2023 class of Memphis's 'Influential 20'.
Attorney Woodard received the esteemed honor of being selected as 1 of only 3 family law attorneys from across the United States to serve as a 2021-2023 Family Law Fellow by the American Bar Association.
Attorney Woodard was selected by the Memphis Business Journal as a 2021 'Best of the Bar' Honoree. An honor bestowed to those considered to be the top legal minds of the Mid-South.
Attorney Woodard is a member of the Memphis Bar Association ( Co-Chair for Alternative Dispute Resolution Section), the National Bar Association (2022-2023 Family Law Section Chair), the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the Nat'l Bar Association (2023 Recording Secretary and CLE Chair), the American Bar Association (2022-23 Family Law Section Parliamentarian and Council Member; 2022-23 Child Support Chair; 2022-23 Family Law Communications Chair), the ADR American Inn of Court, the Young Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice (alumnus, 2020 Chair), the American Inns of Court (alumnus) and the Phi Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Attorney Woodard is a proud graduate of Hamilton High School, Christian Brothers University and Memphis Law; she served as an inaugural mentor for Christian Brothers University's First Generation Program and Memphis Law's Professional Development Program. Attorney Woodard is committed to the betterment of her beloved Memphis and was honored to have be selected as a 2021-2022 New Memphis Fellow. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors and serves as the Governance Chair for Memphis Delta Preparatory Charter School, an elementary school in her childhood community.
Attorney Woodard studied abroad and holds certifications in intercultural mediation and international arbitration from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
Cooler Heads Always Prevail: Mediating with Cultural Competency; CLE and CME; Organizer and Panelist; Memphis Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; February 28, 2022 and March 14, 2022
Recognizing, Respecting, and Representing Cultural Differences & Norms; Diversity Brown Bag Discussion; Organizer and Moderator; American Bar Association, Family Law Section; March 18, 2022
Managing Substance Abuse Disorder Issues in Family Law Court; CLE Plenary; Moderator; American Bar Association, Family Law Section Spring Conference; New Orleans, Louisiana; April 22, 2022
Variety is the Spice of Life: Expand Your Mediation Techniques; CLE and CME; Organizer and Panelist; Memphis Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; July 19, 2022
Making the Best of a Difficult Situation: Hot Topics in Complex Family Law Situations; CLE; Panelist; Memphis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference; Point Clear, Alabama; October 1, 2022
The Intersectionality of Roe v. Wade & Family Law; CLE; Organizer and Panelist; Memphis Bar Association, Family Law Section; December 15, 2022
Essential Mediation Documents; CME; Organizer and Panelist; Memphis ADR Inns of Court; Memphis, Tennessee; January 17, 2023
Attorney Woodard was the prevailing attorney in the following cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals:
Nelvis v. Baptist, __ S.W.3d __, 2019 Tenn. App. LEXIS 524 (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2019), this case is published legal authority and is used by attorneys in support of their legal arguments in custody and visitation disputes.
Artry v. Artry, No. W2020-00224-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sep. 22, 2022)
D. X. v. I.X, No. W2021-01155-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Apr. 6, 2023)
Memphis Voyager Magazine's Interview; "Local Stories: Inspiring Conversations"; April 2022
Fox13 News' Interview; "Black Girl Magic: The Power of Black Women at the Polls"; Nov. 2020 https://bit.ly/37iXbH4