Joe is an attorney and Senior Escrow Officer at the East Memphis office of CloseTrak, Closing & Title Services, a full service provider of closing services, title services and escrow services in the greater Memphis, Shelby County and west Tennessee area.
Prior to Closetrak, he was most recently with Tri-State Title and Escrow. Prior to that, he was also a partner in the Memphis law firm of Kirkland, Rothman-Branning & Associates, PLLC, where his primary area of practice is real estate, including residential and commercial real estate closings and title work for 15 years.
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 of the Real Estate Industry Trade Association (1994).
Mr. Kirkland is a member of the Memphis Bar Association (Chair, Real Estate Section, 1992, 2016, MBA Board of Directors 2019) and Tennessee Bar Association (Real Estate Section Executive Council currently, Chair 2003-04, Vice-Chair 2016-17, Chair 2017-18).
Mr. Kirkland was also President of the Memphis Investors Group (President three terms, 2016, 2017 and 2019) and has served on their Board for several terms. He is the current Chairman of the Board.
Joe is also active in the Tennessee Land Title Association (Chair of the standing Legislative Committee 2017-20, Director – Board of Directors 2018-19, President-Elect 2019-2020, President 2020-2021).
He has been a frequent lecturer to attorneys, paralegals and the real estate and other industries for many years on numerous legal topics and was the first licensed Remote Online Notary in the state of Tennessee.
Specialties: Joe concentrates his practice in the area of residential, commercial and industrial real estate and real estate closings.