About Us

About Us

Local Advantage. Regional Coverage.

Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC is among the fastest growing, full-service law firms in the southeastern United States. We have been providing proven and successful results for our clients for over 100 years. We are staffed with talented and well-respected attorneys spanning most areas of law.   

Our attorneys who practice in Memphis, Nashville, Covington, and Oxford have the in-depth knowledge of the complex and challenging environments in which our clients operate.  We will utilize our firm’s vast resources to help you reach your goals. 

We have deep roots in Memphis and the surrounding communities.  Our vision is to build upon our historic success to achieve even greater outcomes for our clients in a timely and cost-effective manner. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to build upon our historic success, and to achieve even greater outcomes for all our clients, in a timely and cost-effective manner. 

Our expertise adapts to every industry.

Over the years, we have focused on growth and increasing our services to add expertise across numerous industries and practice areas. Our lawyers are engaged in a wide variety of practice areas, including:

  • Health Care Law: From physician credentialing and hospital-physician agreements to defending medical malpractice claims, we understand every aspect of the business and profession of providing health care in a regulated environment.
  • Business & Corporate Law: Providing a full spectrum of business counseling services to help you form and grow your business, negotiate contracts, resolve disputes, and represent your business interests as a true partner in your success.
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Prosecuting and defending sophisticated business litigation and employment matters for companies or employees.
  • Tax Resolution: Providing tax relief for businesses and individuals who need a partner to stand with them against state and federal authorities.
  • Estate & Tax Planning: Crafting complex estate plans and trusts with the goal to minimize taxes and achieve our client’s strategies and results.
  • Real Estate LawRepresenting clients involved in real estate transactions of almost every size and type by utilizing their real estate, financing, and corporate law expertise.
  • Bankruptcy Law, Creditor’s Rights, & Debt Resolution: Counseling clients in receiverships, debt collection, debt restructuring, and business reorganizations.
  • Governmental Representation: Representing municipalities and their individual departments and governing bodies.
  • Other Miscellaneous Areas of Law: Representing businesses and individuals with experts in niche practice areas, including Municipal Law, Education Law, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Election Law, Government Relations, and Intellectual Property.

Our History

A Storied Legacy. A New Chapter.

Harris Shelton was founded by Walter C. Chandler, a philanthropist, civic leader, and longtime public servant who represented Memphis in both the Tennessee and U.S. House of Representatives (authoring the first bankruptcy wage-earner law) as well as for multiple mayoral terms. Mr. Chandler’s most prominent accomplishment in private practice was his representation of the plaintiffs in the landmark U. S. Supreme Court decision in Baker v. Carr, known to all students of constitutional law as the ruling that opened the courthouse to individuals seeking equal representation.

Harris Shelton’s practice includes another well-established Memphis law firm, Hanover Walsh Jalenak & Blair, which traces its origins back more than a century. Hanover Walsh has a similarly prominent historic legacy dating from Joe Hanover’s deciding vote in the Tennessee legislature ratifying the Nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution and establishing a woman’s right to vote and  another notable Supreme Court appearance in Citizens for the Preservation of Overton Park, Inc. v. Volpe, a seminal administrative law ruling. The firm’s Supreme Court heritage continues today with our representation of the petitioner in the 2017 decision in Star Athletica, LLC v Varsity Brands, Inc., a copyright infringement case which had significant implications for the multi-billion dollar fashion design industry.