Barbara B. Lapides


Of Counsel
6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: 901-682-1455
Email: blapides [at] harrisshelton [dot] com

Barbara Lapides has been practicing law in the Memphis area for more than 25 years. A former attorney for Hanover, Walsh, Jalenak & Blair PLLC, she joined Harris Shelton when the two firms combined in 2008. Her background is in real estate law including matters such as the acquisition and disposition of businesses, resolution of business disputes, clients seeking payment in lieu of taxes and the sale, purchase, financing, leasing and foreclosure of interests in real property. She also has experience representing several municipalities in the greater Memphis area.

Over her career, Ms. Lapides has served the Memphis community through a variety of organizations and leadership roles. Currently, she is on the board for Concerts International and has served on boards for Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, Theatre Memphis and Leadership Memphis in the past. She belongs to the Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee and National Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Women Attorneys and Tennessee Lawyer Association for Women. 

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Association of Women Attorneys, Member
  • Best Lawyers, Municipal Law
  • Memphis Bar Association, Member
  • National Bar Association, Member
  • Shelby County Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Lawyer Association for Women, Member
  • Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association, Member
  • Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association, President, 2007-2008
  • Martindale Hubbell rating – AV® Preeminent™


  • The University of Memphis, J.D., 1985
  • The University of Memphis Law Review, Articles Editor
  • The University of Memphis, B.A., 1966

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1985