|Siew-Ling Shea, Esq.
Phone: (615) 320-0600
Fax: (615) 320-9933
The Wind in the Willows Mansion
2205 State Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Attorney Siew-Ling Shea has been working in family law since May 2001 -- first as a paralegal and then as an attorney at Rogers, Kamm & Shea. Shea attended high school in Singapore and came to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, as a scholarship student. She later transferred to and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Sociology. Shea attended an accelerated paralegal program at Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Nashville, Tennessee (ABA approved), graduating with honors. Shea earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Nashville School of Law and is a member of Cooper's Inn, an honorable society reserved for students graduating in the top 10% of their law school class. Shea is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. She is a Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator and a trained collaborative divorce lawyer. Shea is also a Rule 21 Tennessee Supreme Court Approved Mentor Attorney for new lawyers. Shea is a board member and Director of Training for Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance, a group of legal, financial, and mental health professionals trained to facilitate a collaborative divorce. She also serves in the Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Executive Council. Professional memberships include: John Marshall American Inn of Court, Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, Lawyers Association for Women.
-"When a Child's Best Interests Are At Issue: Privacy of Mental Health Records in Divorce and Custody Proceedings", Tennessee Bar Journal, July 2013
-"New Statutory Parental Rights: Play Nice and Fair or Be Punished for Misconduct Toward The Other Parent", Tennessee Bar Journal, November 2014
Gant v. Gant, M2015-02161-COA-R3-CV; Wills v. Wills, 2016 WL 2937358 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2016); Boren v. Rousos, 2015 WL 7182141 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2015); Boren v. Rousos, 2014 WL 4217415 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2014); Dodd v. Dodd, 2012 WL 3193339 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2012); Wester v. McDow, 2009 WL 1034758 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2009).
Subpoenas and Mental Health Records, Tennessee Association for Justice, April 2013. Modifying and Enforcing Child Support Decrees, National Business Institute, November 17, 2016.
UCCJEA/UIFSA Considerations When Modifying and Enforcing Custody and Child Support Orders, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, January 13, 2017.
Discovery Guidelines, Your Role During Settlement and Trial, Institute for Paralegal Education, April 18, 2017.
Settlement Negotiations, Trial Strategy and Drafting Final Orders, National Business Institute, May 9, 2017.
Other Items of Interest:
Acting performance in a mediation video contest sponsored by the American Bar Association:
Pigs, Pistols, and a Hanging: Mediation Meets the Hatfields and the McCoys
Second Prize Winner, 2011
Alumni Profile interview feature in the The Torch, Nashville School of Law Newsletter, Spring 2016.