Faculty Profile: Joseph Kirkland Jr.

Joseph Kirkland Jr.Executive Title and Closing, Inc.
Previous Courses Taught (19)
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate 2023
  • Real Estate Law Essentials 2022: Top 10 Practice Tips for a Non-Real Estate Attorney when Dealing with Real Estate
  • Real Estate Essentials 2023
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate 2022
  • Tennessee FastTrack 2021: Real Estate for the Solo Practitioner
  • Virtual Real Estate Law Essentials 2022
  • Tennessee General Solo FastTrack 2021
  • Real Estate Law-eClosings and Remote Witnessing
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate 2019: Split Closing Issues
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate 2019
  • Real Estate Essentials: Terms, Terms, Terms
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate: Tax Sales Panel
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate 2018
  • Real Estate Essentials: The Ins and Outs of Titles
  • Hot Topics in Real Estate 2017
  • Pitfalls to Avoid at Real Estate Closings
  • Real Estate Essentials 2016
  • Real Estate Underwriters' Panel
  • Hot Topics In Real Estate 2010

Joe is currently an attorney and Senior Underwriting Counsel at Executive Title and Closing, Inc.
For fifteen (15) years Joe was a partner in the Memphis law firm of Kirkland, Rothman-Branning & Associates, PLLC, where his primary area of practice was real estate, including residential and commercial real estate closings and title work. 
Mr. Kirkland is a former underwriting counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company in Memphis. He received his B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University and his J.D. degree from Memphis State University. 
He is a past President if the Real Estate Industry Trade Association (1994). 
Mr. Kirkland is a member of the Memphis (Chair, Real Estate & Environmental Law Section, 1992, 2016) and Tennessee (Chair, Real Estate Section, 2003-04, 2022-23) bar associations.  He currently serves on the TBA Real Estate Section Council.
Joe is active in the Tennessee Land Title Association and has served as their President for the year 2020-21 and serves on their Education, Membership, By-Laws, Public Awareness, and Legislative (Chair and Co-Chair) committees.
He has been a frequent lecturer to attorneys, paralegals and the real estate industry for many years. 
Joe concentrates his practice in the area of residential, commercial and industrial real estate and real estate closings.