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) and Tennessee Bar Association (Real Estate Section Executive Council, Chair 2003-04, Vice-Chair 2016-17, Chair 2017-18).
Mr. Kirkland is also Immediate Past President of the Memphis Investors Group (President two terms, 2016 and 2017) and has served on their Board for several terms.
Joe is also active in the Tennessee Land Title Association (Chair of the standing Legislative Committee 2017-19, Director – Board of Directors 2018-19).
He has been a frequent lecturer to attorneys, paralegals and the real estate and other industries for many years on numerous legal topics.
Specialties: Joe concentrates his practice in the area of residential, commercial and industrial real estate and real estate closings.