Bruce E. Buchanan, Esq.

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 Amazon. 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. He may be contacted at [email protected] and (615) 345-0266.

Brian is admitted to The Florida Bar, the New York Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Brian was a director and served on the Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 2009-2018 and is a fellow of the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers.

Brian was a recipient of the Daily Business Review’s 2005 Most Effective South Florida Lawyer Award. He was also named a finalist of the Daily Business Review’s 2007 Most Effective South Florida Lawyer Award. He has been acknowledged in Super Lawyers from 2006 to 2018 and named by Florida Trend magazine as a Legal Elite for the years 2005, 2008, 2010 to 2018. He has also been named in the South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyer”.

Brian has successfully challenged, by way of appeal, Florida law enforcement’s ability to collect DNA samples from convicted felons who are no longer being supervised by the state. He has earned an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, has been featured numerous times in the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Ocala Star Banner and other daily newspapers across the country. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal and various national, as well as international publications. Brian has appeared on CNN, Dateline, Good Morning America, Telemundo, 48 Hours, FOX News Channel, as well as other radio and television appearances throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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