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Beth Weems Bradley



130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Tel: 901.524.5133
Fax: 901.524.5024

Admitted to Practice

Tennessee, 1988

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American Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

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Beth Weems Bradley


Beth Weems Bradley began her practice at the firm in 1987 and became a member in 1996. Her practice is focused on probate matters, including estate planning, the administration of both complex and simple estates and trusts, and addressing the needs of the disabled through guardianships and conservatorships. Ms. Bradley has frequently been appointed by Courts as guardian ad litem to make reports and recommendations regarding the best interests of disabled individuals and minors. She has also served as substitute judge. Ms. Bradley lectures frequently for the National Business Institute, the Memphis Bar Association, and other organizations on probate-related matters. She has served as the Section Representative for the Wills & Probate Section of the Memphis Bar Association. She was one of six local attorneys selected by the Probate Court Judges to re-write the Local Rules for the Probate Court of Shelby County, Tennessee.


  • Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1987)
  • Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1984), magna cum laude

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, Memphis Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Leo Bearman, Sr. Inns of Court
  • Board Member, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Member, Shelby County, Tennessee Probate Court Local Rules Committee (2015)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in the area of Trusts and Estates (2016-2018)
  • Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers list in the area of Estate & Probate (2014-2017)
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation (Elected 2014)
  • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Women Attorneys, Memphis Chapter
  • Board of Directors, Wills & Probate Section of the Memphis Bar Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges
  • Recipient, Prix d/Excellence, Memphis Shelby County Scholarship
  • Finalist, Johnson, Swanson Outstanding Appellate Oralist Award

Publications and Presentations of Note

  • Presenter with Ryan Saharovich, “Wills, Estates, and Probate: Oh My!” Annual Fall Seminar sponsored by Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance (October 2017)
  • Presenter, "Wills and Probate Issues," MALS Pre-Clinic Primer: Common Topics at the Saturday Legal Clinics sponsored by the Association for Women Attorneys and A Step Ahead Foundation (March 2017)
  • Presenter, "The Conservatorship Petition," sponsored by the Estate Planning/Probate Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association and Community Legal Center (March 2017)
  • Presenter with Judges and others: Guardian ad Litem Seminar benefitting MALS (December 2014)
  • Presenter, "Estate Administration From Start to Finish," National Business Institute (October 2014)
  • Presenter with Judge, Kirby Pines Resident's Meeting on Probate Matters (January 2014)
  • Presenter with Judge, "Probate from Both Sides of the Bench," sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association (December 2013) 
  • Panel Member with Probate Judges on televised broadcast, "A Question of Law” (November 2013)
  • Presenter and Panel Moderator with Judges and others, "Guardianships and Conservatorships: As Amended Effective July 1, 2013," sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association (August 2013)
  • Presenter, "Protecting the Vulnerable: Guardianships and Conservatorships," sponsored by Memphis Area Legal Services (October 2012) 
  • Presenter, "Probate Administration,” a special presentation requested by Rhodes College (May 2012) 
  • Presenter and Panel Moderator, "Protecting the Vulnerable: Guardianships and Conservatorships," University of Memphis Law School seminar sponsored by the Alumnae Association (October 2011) 
  • Presenter, "Injunctive Relief – The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in Protecting the Respondent Prior to the Hearing and How to Accomplish It," sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association (September 2011) 
  • Presenter, "Advanced Directives and Powers of Attorney," sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association (September 2010) 
  • Presenter with Judges and others, "Training for Guardian Ad Litem in Conservatorship and Guardianship Matters," sponsored by the Wills and Probate Section of the Memphis Bar Association and Memphis Area Legal Services (October 2009) 
  • Presenter, "Use of ADR in Probate Court,” sponsored by the ADR section of the Memphis Bar Association (May 2009) 
  • Presenter, “Guardianships and Conservatorships,” Memphis Bar Association’s Estate Planning Series (October 2006)
  • Presenter, “Basic Probate Procedures and Practices in Tennessee,” National Business Institute, Memphis, Tennessee (July 2005)

Community Involvement

  • Founding Board Member, Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee
  • Member, Development Committee for SAA-SDS Board of Trustees
  • Volunteer, Blessings Sunday School Class for the disabled, Christ United Methodist Church
  • Volunteer, Room in the Inn, ministry for the unsheltered