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Bruce E. Buchanan

Immigration Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   14 reviews

About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    85%
    I represent both employers and indidivuals in immigration law. For individuals, I handle matters for citizenship, permanent residence (both family-based and employment based), petition to remove conditions, deportation/removal defense and asylum. For employers, I represent them in immigration compliance issues, especially I-9 and E-Verify, and ICE audits as well as employment-based visas, such as L-1, H-1B and TN.

    15 years

  2. Employment and labor
    15%
    I represent employers in various areas of employment and labor practice, especially wage and hour, NLRB, and FMLA.

    40 years

Bruce E. Buchanan is an attorney at the Nashville and Atlanta offices of Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC  He represents employers and individuals in immigration matters, with a special emphasis on immigration compliance, and in employment/labor law matters. He received his J.D. from the Vanderbilt University.  Mr. Buchanan served as senior trial specialist for the NLRB for 20 years.  He also served from 1991 to 2003 as Adjunct Law Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He has been in private practice since 2003.

 

Mr. Buchanan is a blogger for ILW.com and LawLogix.com, and a regular contributor to HR Professionals Magazine on employer immigration compliance issues. He is also the editor of Tennessee Bar Association's Immigration Law Section Newsletter and Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter.

 

Mr. Buchanan is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Georgia Florida, and Arkansas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th, 6th, 8th, and D.C. Circuits.

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Licensed for 40 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/03/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/19/2022
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 10/07/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/23/2022

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Contact Bruce

Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC
2300 21st Ave. South
Suite 201
Nashville, TN, 37212

Reviews

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Posted by Sharmarke A | July 20, 2020
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Bruce means business
Bruce is an excellent immigration lawyer, he has skills and experience with compassionate and empathy. My wife and I are thanking you and your assistant lawyers including Chad. Your office in Nashville successfully represented us in 2012-2014 with flat fee. An overdue review and thanks. My family sends to you greetings Thanks
Response from Bruce Buchanan July 21, 2020
Thank you very much for review. I hope all is well in Minnesota.
Posted by Linda | May 27, 2020
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Success
I’m grateful to have had Bruce Buchanan’s expertise and advice guide us through the steps of my successful green card application. His assistant, Del Campo, was very accessible, communicative, and responsive. I now have my United States of America permanent resident card!
Response from Bruce Buchanan July 21, 2020
Thank you. I have enjoyed listening to your husband's CD.
Posted by Janet Amponsah | April 28, 2020
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Excellent Immigration Lawyer
Attorney Bruce E. Buchanan is a true Angel sent by God.He did an outstanding legal work in our immigration case. A friend of mine recommended him to me.I am very glad that I have found him as he won my case, and due to his excellent knowledge of immigration law, I became a permanent resident of the U.S.I am extremely grateful to him and his staff as he took me out of immigration status to the sunshine.He is the best Immigration lawyer and a great person. I recommend his services to all my fellow friend who needs immigration assistance.
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Response from Bruce Buchanan July 21, 2020
Thank you. I'm sure the least few months have been tough w/o any track meets.
Posted by April | October 4, 2016
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Inspiring immigration lawyer
Bruce helped me obtain my spouse-sponsored green card and the entire process went very smoothly and quickly. Bruce kept us updated during each step of the process, which relieved my anxiety. He happily drove long hours for our sessions and it's greatly appreciated. I also liked Bruce as a person: he was full of energy and inspiring. Such a pleasure talking to him during our conversations and I look forward to seeing him for the next follow-up.
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Posted by Susan | October 1, 2016
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Review.
Mr Buchanan and his staff were welcoming, great listeners, sensitive to my situation. They were direct and informative about my case, quick to respond to my calls and questions. I was extremely happy with the way they helped me.
Posted by Ди Инкогнито | October 1, 2016
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Best immigration Lawyer!
Bruce Buchanan the most professional and smart Lawyer I ever had in my life! He know what to do right away ... He file the documents like his own ..He takes care of all detail in the case ... He will find the answer from any difficult questions wich can be in immigration case... i will highly recommend him as lawyer to anybody. I never saw someone who was that good in immigration law! I'm so blessed that I find him! And excellent is too low for him! His level is amazing! I can't find the word to explain his awesome work ! Bruce if you reading this Big Thank you! With respect Dinora!
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Posted by Amy | October 1, 2016
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Best service ever
My husband and I worked with Mr. Buchanan on our immigration case. He was always informative and precise. From the beginning Mr. Buchanan set realistic expectaions. I would and have referred Mr. Buchanan.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2016
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Great customer service and very knowledgable
I'd recommend Bruce on the spot. He helped me throughout a long process and his advise was key to accomplish my goals.
Posted by Peter | August 18, 2016
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Excellent Immigration lawyer
We used Bruce for our green card and citizenship process after a friend recommended him. He made the whole process easy for us taking care of everything on our behalf and gave us a lot of great advice. He is friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to answer all our questions.
Posted by Dinora | August 11, 2016
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He is the best!
Bruce Buchanan the most professional and smart Lawyer I ever had in my life! He know what to do right away ... He file the documents like his own ..He takes care of all detail in the case ... He will find the answer from any difficult questions wich can be in immigration case... I will highly recommend him as lawyer to everyone . I never saw someone who was that good in immigration law! I'm so blessed that I find him! And excellent is too low for him! His level is amazing! I can't find the word to explain his amazing work ! Bruce if you reading this Big Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2016
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Excellent
Very knowledgeable and expedited our immigration application
Posted by Imad | January 30, 2015
Bruce has resolve my 10 years pending Immigration matter in a considerably short time
In addition to Bruce great personality and helpful attitude, he was extremely professional and informative and make me aware of the progress of my case in every step of the way. Bruce can and well get things done.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2015
Highly Recommended
Bruce has represented the company where I am employed in successfully obtaining approval for I-129 petitions they have applied for on my behalf. Over the many years that we have worked with him, he has consistently proved that he knows the laws of immigration and has always provided sound advice. I highly recommend him for any issues concerning immigration.
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Posted by Mahmoud | January 26, 2015
Best lawyer ever
Just wanna say what an amazing lawyer Bruce E. Buchanan is. I was his client and everyting was well organized and he kept me updated at all times and he's one of the top lawyers we have here He's got a great personality I wanna say that I was in a place where I had no help and no hope but then I met Bruce Buchanan and he was there for me he really done a great job He alwys on time and he's there when you need him So really thanks Bruce for being my lawyer and I knew when I called him in the first place that he will fight for me and be the person that I looking for Thank you so much Mahmoud A
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King & Ballow
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • William H. Bowen School of Law
  • 1991 - 2002
  • Senior Trial Specialist
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • 1982 - 2002

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Jesus D.
  • Won Cancellation of Removal
  • Mark B.
  • Won naturalization
  • Matter of B-B
  • Won asylum for family
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Associations

  • Tenn. Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Editor, Immigration newsletter
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Editor, Labor/Employment newsletter
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best of CLE
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 1990

Publications

  • Tennessee Bar Association publication
  • OSC Settles a Number of Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
  • 2014
  • ilw.com
  • I-9 E-Verify Immigration Compliance
  • 2014
  • LawLogix
  • I-9 & E-Verify blog
  • 2014
  • HR Professionals Magazine
  • Immigration Compliance
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wilson County breakfast
  • Tennessee's E-Verify law
  • 2014
  • webinar
  • Immigration Compliance
  • 2014
  • webinar
  • E-Verify
  • 2014
  • training
  • U Visas
  • 2014
  • Shelby County luncheon
  • Immigration Compliance
  • 2014
  • Annual Forum
  • NLRB issues & Immigration Compliance
  • 2014
  • law school lecture
  • Immigration Compliance for Employers
  • 2013
  • Immigration Law & Policy course
  • Immigration Compliance & Removal Procedures
  • 2011
  • Online Bar
  • Ethical Issues and Immigration Clients
  • 2010
  • ABC Education Department
  • Immigration Compliance
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Bruce
Immigration Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Buchanan is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Buchanan for a few years and I endorse him both personally and professionally. He is reliable and very knowledgeable in the areas of Immigration and Employment law. I have used his expertise in the complex immigration issues that arise from a criminal charge."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is competent and an effective advocate for his clients. He is trustworthy."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Other
"I worked with Bruce for two years and found him to be an outstanding attorney. He was relied on throughout the firm for his extensive experience with and knowledge of labor, employment and immigration laws. One of his strengths was his willingness to spend the time necessary to understand and meet the specific needs of each client. I would have no hestitation recommending Bruce to a client or business contact."
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Nashville Immigration Lawyer Bruce E. Buchanan
Bruce E. Buchanan
Immigration Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 40 years