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Shelby County, TN bears the distinction of being the largest county in terms of population (909,000 residents) and area (784 square miles) for the state. The county was opened to settlers in 1818 with the signing of the Chickasaw Treaty, and was officially created by an act of the state legislature in 1819. Shelby County is the home of Beale Street, known as the "Birthplace of the Blues", Elvis Presley's Graceland, and the historic Elmwood Cemetery.
Numerous Shelby County lawyers have made this thriving community their home, especially Memphis lawyers, who live in and around the city of Memphis. Lawyers in Shelby County are adept in dealing with legal matters involving business, employment, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, medical malpractice, and personal injury, among others.
Lawyers in Shelby County recently filed suit against a foreclosure rescue business. According to the lawsuit, Patrick & Patrick, LLC doing business as Patrick & Patrick Loss Mitigation Services, charged “service fees” to consumers without producing such services. The lawsuit also alleged the company was in violation of state statutes which prohibit the unauthorized practice of law. The preliminary injunction was issued against the company to stop its activities in 2009; the lawsuit is ongoing.
The Tennessee judicial system is composed of multiple trial courts (chancery, criminal, circuit, and probate courts), courts of appeal, and the state supreme court. Lawyers in Shelby County may argue their case in the 30th Judicial District, the Court of Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Tennessee Supreme Court. A local Shelby County lawyer can help you navigate this complex court structure and the special rules of the courts.
Consider LegalMatch.com if you need a Shelby County lawyer. Our free, confidential service can match you with an experienced local in good standing with the Tennessee state bar, and provides background information on the attorney unavailable elsewhere. You can also find helpful tips on attorney selection and general information on various legal topics on our website. Use LegalMatch to ensure you make the right decision in selecting your advocate.
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