Immigration Law Leadership

Middle TN Delegate
Bruce Buchanan
Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC
2300 21st Avenue South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212

Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner in the Nashville law firm of Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC. He practices a variety of immigration law matters for employers and individuals, including family-based green cards, employer-based green cards, non-immigrant visas - H-1B, L, TN, etc., employer immigration compliance - ICE inspections/audits, OSC cases, internal I-9 audits, E-Verify issues, and

Immediate Past Chair
Terry Olsen
Olsen Law Firm
735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Terry Olsen, partner of Olsen Law Firm, founded Olsen Law Firm in September 2003, and practices Immigration & Nationality Law exclusively. Terry has served, and continues to serve, the international community and his clients’ interests in the United States and internationally.
Terry is an alumnus of William and Mary Law School, Southern Illinois University, and the University of

Steven Simerlein
Immigration Law Offices of Steven J. Simerlein, P.C.
P.O. Box 60920
Nashville, TN 37206

Attorney Steven Simerlein, known to many of his Latino clients as “Abogado Esteban,” has a breadth of professional experience that few other lawyers can offer their clients.  Drawing upon a foundation of over 30 years of experience in the law, business and military, Mr. Simerlein offers compassionate, insightful counseling and vigorous, ethical advocacy for his clients.  His practice

East TN Delegate
Karla McKanders
University of Tennessee College of Law
131 21st Ave. South
Nasville, TN 37203-1181

Professor McKanders joined the faculty as an Associate Professor in 2008. She came to Tennessee from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she served was a Reuschlein Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Clinic for Refugee Asylum and Emigrant Services (“CARES”), a law student clinical course where students handled asylum cases before immigration judges, asylum officers and the Board of Immigration

West TN Delegate
Cynthia Chandler-Snell
FedEx Express
3620 Hacks Cross Rd, Bldg B 3rd floor
Memphis, TN 38125-8800