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Harris Shelton Hires Two New Attorneys, Expands Legal Team

Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC, one of Memphis’ largest law firms, has expanded its legal team with two new attorneys. Williamson Brandt and Ameshia Forrest joined Harris Shelton as associate attorneys and are licensed to practice in Tennessee.

“As we welcome these young professionals, our legal team expands not just in numbers but in expertise and passion,” said Harris Shelton Chief Manager Christopher Campbell. “Their commitment to excellence aligns with the values that define Harris Shelton, and we look forward to the valuable contributions they will make as we continue to provide exceptional legal services to our clients.”

Brandt currently serves as a key member of the Harris Shelton Tax Team, providing expertise in complex tax matters, M&A, business transactions, and estate planning. Holding an LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown Law, he brings a depth of technical proficiency and specialized knowledge to his clients’ diverse needs. Prior to his tenure at Harris Shelton, Brandt’s commitment to understanding tax law was evident in his academic pursuits. At Belmont Law School, he secured a joint JD/MBA degree and was honored with the CALI award for excellence in State and Local Taxation. Before law school, he studied economics at Samford University.

Forrest specializes in business and corporate law and bankruptcy. She is well-equipped to navigate the intricacies of both state and federal courts and her educational journey reflects her commitment to excellence, with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Belmont University and Juris Doctor and Master of Business degrees from the University of Memphis. Forrest’s legal career began as an extern for Chief Magistrate Judge Tu Pham in the Western District of Tennessee during her law school years. Subsequently, she served as a law clerk at Harris Shelton and later undertook a federal judicial clerkship for the Western District of Tennessee under Judge John T. Fowlkes.

The two attorneys join Harris Shelton’s award-winning team of more than 50 highly skilled attorneys, licensed to practice in 12 states and covering a broad range of over 62 practice areas.

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