John E. Buffaloe, Jr.

John Buffaloe, Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended public schools. He graduated from the University of Tennessee where he received a B. A. Degree in 1964. He obtained his J. D. Degree from the UT College of Law in 1968.

In 1969 and 1970 he served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Ross Dyer of the Tennessee Supreme court. After concluding his clerkship, he entered private practice eventually forming the association of Loewenstein, Ziegler and Buffaloe in 1977.The firm placed special emphasis on commercial transactions, debtor-creditor relationships and bankruptcy primarily representing creditors. From 1973 until 1979, Mr. Buffaloe served as a Bankruptcy Trustee in the Middle District of Tennessee.

The firm evolved and on January 1, 2010 it assumed its present form and became Buffaloe & Vallejo, PLC Mr. Buffaloe became the first president and is now President-Emeritus.

Mr. Buffaloe is a member of the ABA, TBA, and the Nashville Bar Association (NBA). He has chaired NBA committees for bankruptcy, federal courts and General Sessions Court. He served on the NBA Board of Directors from 1985 to 1987. He is also a member of the Commercial Law League of America and was a founding member of National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. He has lectured to bar groups and client associations on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, collections, lien laws and FDCPA.

Mr. Buffaloe was licensed to practice in Tennessee in 1969. Subsequently, he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Tennessee.