2171 Judicial Drive #215
Germantown, TN 38138
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Sisson and Sisson Law Firm

Thomas Edwin “Pete” Sisson (1927-2009) founded his Law Firm in 1968. In 1980, the firm expanded to include Pete’s son, Jerry and became known as Sisson and Sisson Law Firm. More recently, the firm included a third generation as Jerry’s daughter, Jennifer, joined the firm. Both Pete and Jerry attended the University of Memphis as undergraduates, and all three Sissons graduated from the University of Memphis School of Law.

The Sissons concentrate their practice in real-estate, corporate, business organization, and probate work. The members of the firm are also responsive to their civic responsibilities. Pete was a true public servant, having been elected Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Memphis prior to starting the firm and then to the Shelby County Commission. Jerry served on the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Board of Directors, serving as its Vice Chairman. Jennifer served as the Chairman of the Real Estate and Environmental Section of the Memphis Bar Association.

Throughout the firm, “there’s just a sense that you have to do what’s right, maintaining integrity for both the firm and our clients” says Jerry. As well, the Sissons care about their clients’ needs. “We have really focused on what the client’s objective was and getting them to that objective. Part of that is measuring risk. I think clients come to our firm because I will say, ‘here’s a risk; here is where a problem will exist; here’s how likely it will happen; and here’s what you can do to minimize it.’”

The firm’s future is to continue the family tradition. “My father trained me in the legal profession,” Jerry says. “That’s what I want to do with Jennifer. I want to make sure she has that breadth of experience dad gave me to fully represent our clients.”

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