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      I have been assisting clients since 1975 deal with creditor harassment, wage garnishments, lawsuits, repossessions and other creditor problems through the bankruptcy process.  I will personnaly handle your case instead of an assistant or associate.


     You will receive fast, personal, effective and affordable service. I will can guide you through either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Either chapter can help you deal with consumer debt. I have over 35 years experience.


    I can also assist you when facing family issues such as Divorce or other family legal matters. These should always be handled with care, and I promise to give you personnal and confidential representation.  Our law office will help you weigh your options and follow a legal strategy that is tailored to your specific needs.




Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 20%
  2. Wills: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 20%
  5. Probate: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Hollis Williams Craft

    Joe is a very competent and thorough attorney. He is also a great guy and easy to work with. I highly recommend him in the area of creditor representation in bankruptcy.


    Hollis Williams Craft Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Joseph A. Livesay, Sr

239 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN, 38103-1921


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Joseph A. Livesay, Sr.1975 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Memphis Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Memphis Bar Foundation - Bankruptcy SectionBoard of Directors2005 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Memphis State University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of MemphisN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Memphis Bar Association, CLE CommitteeInitial Interview Debtor/Client2008