Bruce E Buchanan

Bruce E Buchanan

Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC
  • Immigration Law, Employment Law
  • Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee
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Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he represents employers and individuals in immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance, and employers in employment/labor law matters. Additionally, he is Of Counsel to Siskind Susser concerning employer immigration compliance matters.
Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He served as senior trial specialist for the NLRB for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He went into private practice in 2003 and formed his own law firm in late 2015.
Mr. Buchanan is the co-author of the book, I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, which is geared to HR professionals and available at He also authors his own blog on employer immigration compliance located at and is a regular contributor to HR Professionals Magazine. He is the long-time editor of the TBA’S Immigration Law Section newsletter and Labor and Employment Section newsletter.
Mr. Buchanan is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas.

Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I charge $280 for a consultation and that is deducted from the flat fee retention agreement.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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8th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC
- Current
I am the owner of this law firm, which I founded.
Of Counsel
Siskind Susser
- Current
I represent employer clients in immigration compliance issues.
Siskind Susser
King & Ballow
Adjunct Professor
UALR School of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (1982) | Law
Activities: Legal Clinic
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Florida State University - Panama City campus
B.S. (1979) | Political Science
Honors: Dean's list; Magna Cum Laude
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Best of CLE
Arkansas Bar Association
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
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AILA's Board of Publications
- Current
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Be About Change
Board member
- Current
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Georgia-Alabama AILA
Editor, 11th Circuit newsletter
- Current
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Associated General Contractors
- Current
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Tennessee Bar Association
Chair, Immigration Law Section
Activities: Editor of the Section's newsletter
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Articles & Publications
I-9 and E-Verify Handbook
Alan House
Speaking Engagements
Immigration Compliance: Would Your I-9 Forms “Slip on the ICE”, TN Human Rights Commission, Nashville, TN
TN Human Rights Commission
member of bars of TN, GA, FL and AR
Supreme Courts of TN, GA, FL and AR
Websites & Blogs
Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC
Bruce Buchanan’s I-9 and E-Verify Immigration Compliance Blog
Contact & Map
2300 21st Ave. South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212
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