Faculty Profile: Joel Vallejo

Joel VallejoBuffaloe & Vallejo
Previous Courses Taught (4)
  • Creditors Practice Annual Forum 2022
  • Creditors Practice Annual Forum 2021
  • Creditors Practice: FDCPA Update
  • Creditors Practice Forum 2012

Joel A. Vallejo, is the President of Buffaloe & Vallejo, PLC He was born in the Philippines but grew up in Tullahoma, TN. Joel is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in English. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Law in 1996. Prior to joining Buffaloe & Vallejo, PLC, Joel practiced law with Lowe & Baron in the areas of personal injury, consumer collections, bankruptcy and foreclosure. Joel joined Buffaloe & Associates in 1999 and has remained with the firm, practicing in the areas of consumer and commercial collections in nearly all 95 counties in the state of Tennessee. He has taught several seminars on the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and collecting judgments in Tennessee.

In 2007, Joel was named Best of the Bar for collections practice by his peers in the legal and business communities. In 2013, he was appointed as the Chief Compliance Officer and FDCPA attorney for Buffaloe & Vallejo, PLC In 2014, he was also named the Vice President of the firm. He is an active member of the Nashville Bar Association and served as the Committee Chair for the General Sessions Committee in 2013. Joel is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys.

Since 2008, Joel has run 5 marathons, including Nashville’s Country Music Marathon twice as well as 9 half-marathons. Joel has competed in several obstacle course races and has recently started competitive shooting.