Leadership

Immigration Law Leadership

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Middle TN Delegate
Bruce Buchanan
Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC
bbuchanan@sblimmigration.com

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

Chair
Terry Olsen
Olsen Law Firm
tolsen@tlolaw.com
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

East TN Delegate
Howard Jackson
Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones Pllc
hjackson@wimberlylawson.com
550 Main Ave Ste 900 Po Box 2231
Knoxville, TN 37901-2231
 
East TN Delegate
Karla McKanders
University of Tennessee College of Law
kmckande@utk.edu
1505 West Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37996

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

Immediate Past Chair
Sean Lewis
Law Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC
Sean@Musiccityvisa.com
144 Second Ave N Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37201

Sean Lewis is licensed in Tennessee and focuses his practice on Immigration Law and hybrid CrimImm/Juvenile Law-Immigration. Sean Lewis is the founder and managing member of an immigration law firm based in Nashville also with offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, TN. Mr. Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his Doctor of

Middle TN Delegate
Marlee Deck
Deck Legal
mdeck@decklegal.com
144 Second Ave. North, Suite 150
Nashville, TN 37201
 
Vice-Chair
Steven Simerlein
Immigration Law Offices of Steven J. Simerlein, P.C.
sjsimerlein@gmail.com
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

West TN Delegate
Cynthia Chandler-Snell
FedEx Express
Cynthia.chandler-snell@fedex.com
3620 Hacks Cross Rd, Bldg B 3rd floor
Memphis, TN 38125-8800
 
West TN Delegate
Allison Wannamaker
Mid-South Immigration Advocates
wannamaker@miamemphis.org
258 N. Merton Street
Memphis, TN 38112-3340

Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is a Memphis-based nonprofit law firm whose core mission is to provide free and affordable immigration representation to low-income individuals and families in the Mid-South region. MIA also engages in community education and administrative advocacy in the Memphis metro area.