Meet YOUR Memphis Lawyers – The Midsouth Advocates Team

The Brain Trust that makes us Midsouth Advocates:

An association of Memphis lawyers whose focus is on developing the broadest base of practice areas that the people of Memphis truly need most. With pooled brain power and a wide array of both life experiences and legal experiences, our goal will ALWAYS be to provide the most compassionate, competent legal representation possible for our clients. Over time some of us will move on, and new brains will come on board. This means we’re constantly evolving, building on our prior experiences, contacts, cases, legal issues, and relationship building skills that benefit you, The Client. So if what you want is a client focused lawyer who will fight for you in your times of need, then pick up the phone and make the call, send a text, send an email, or fill out the contact form and talk to YOUR Midsouth Advocate.

Bob Huddleston

Jim Hale

Dan Buchanan

Chelsea Rainey

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Bob spent decades in the work-force as a regular “working stiff” in the textile restoration field (water damage, fire/smoke damage, and mold remediation), and as a general contractor, and spent eight years as an over-the-road trucker before going back to college to fulfill a long-held dream of helping people navigate the legal system.  When you hire him you’re getting a lawyer who understands the trials many of us deal with when we have to live paycheck to paycheck and struggle to get by.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law: Divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, child abuse/neglect, and grandparent visitation rights.
  • Construction Litigation: Home improvement and general contractor fraud & breach of contract.
  • Personal Injury: Auto/Motorcycle accident, slip and fall, catastrophic injury.

Member Organizations

  • National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association

Education

  • B.L.S. in Legal & Political Philosophy – University of Memphis; Magna Cum Laude, 2014
  • J.D. – University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2017

Jim Hale

With decades of experience in criminal defense and trial experience, Jim Hale is someone you really should talk with regarding any criminal charges facing you or your loved ones. Jim Hale focuses his practice almost EXCLUSIVELY on criminal defense.

Jim can give you the criminal defense you need and the service you deserve whether you face a nuisance traffic ticket, simple possession of marijuana or other drug, or a capital murder charge. You do yourself an injustice if you don’t consult with Jim Hale Law on your case. Jim Hale is a true scrapper and a Midsouth Advocate we are all lucky to have as part of our association. So if you need help in fighting against the IMMENSE POWER OF THE POLICE and the seemingly UNLIMITED POWER OF THE PROSECUTOR . . . you are going to want Jim on your side.

 

Dan Buchanan

Dan Buchanan is a lifelong Memphian with a passion for justice. Dan holds a BA in Anthropology and History from the University of Memphis, and a Juris Doctor from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He has been a champion for civil and human rights throughout his life, and now focuses his practice on consumer protection issues. Dan offers his services as a Tennessee licensed, practicing attorney through Ralston-Buchanan, PLLC and is a Midsouth Advocate who can help you fight off the debt collectors and get a bit of a fresh start on life or handle unscrupulous fraudsters who have taken advantage of you.

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Protection and Debtor Defense
  • Bankruptcy: Chapter 13 (wage earner) and Chapter 7
  • Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices
  • Auto Fraud and Lemon Law
  • Consumer Product Warranty Breaches

Member Organizations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Chelsea Rainey

Chelsea Rainey earned her undergraduate Bachelors Degree in Communications Studies from the University of Memphis in 2011. This degree gave her experience in public speaking, persuasion, and negotiation strategies. She furthered her education by obtaining a Juris Doctorate in 2015 from Mississippi College School of Law. Her education has given her the ability to communicate effectively and with ease, and to confidently advocate for her clients. Additionally, Chelsea’s experience has provided her with an extensive knowledge and understanding of the law. If you need a Memphis Lawyer, the Law Office of Chelsea Rainey is a Midsouth Advocate you can trust to handle your legal needs with compassion and a grit that makes her a true Memphis fighter.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Divorce & Child Custody
  • Business Law

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