Bradley J. Cordts
started his practice in 1989 as a member of the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
He left active duty and started private practice in 1993, and in 1997 he founded his own firm.
Bradley J. Cordts
and the attorneys under his leadership
bring clients a full service, team approach to provide legal solutions to individuals, families, and business clients in Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, and South Dakota.
Mr. Cordts brings a diverse and well-rounded legal experience and legal team to provide legal solutions to his clients in many areas including:
Mr. Cordts started the domestic relations practice in the law firm, and he
continues to be one of the top Memphis divorce attorneys and Mississippi divorce attorneys. He zealously represents
both men and women in divorce, child custody, and in all areas of family law.
After representing many clients in divorce mediations, Mr. Cordts completed the
required training to become a
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed mediator.
Tennessee law now requires mediation in nearly all cases before a divorce trial pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 36-4-131.
Mr. Cordts uses both his experience and training to assist his own clients through the mediation
process, and he can now provide mediation services to others as a neutral.
Mr. Cordts started the Memphis bankruptcy and Mississippi bankruptcy practice in his law firm, which has now grown
into a successful practice area for consumer and small Memphis business debtors through
the continued efforts of the tremendous attorneys and staff at the firm.
and Chapter 13
Bankruptcies for residents of Tennessee and
Mississippi. Chapter 13, the so-called Wage Earner plan
, often allows a debtor
to stay in a home or apartment by working out a plan of repayment and spreads
payments for past due amounts over three to five years.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
allows the debtor a fresh start by liquidating most debts and often leaving the debtor free
of all unsecured debt.
Memphis clients and Mississippi clients benefit from Mr. Cordts' robust experience in forming businesses, including his own firm.
Mr. Cordts has assisted in negotiating and drafting a multi-million dollar engineering
contract for a growing company.
Mr. Cordts has assisted multiple small businesses by forming
Limited Liability Companies
providing structure and asset protection to small businesses throughout Tennessee.
Mr. Cordts has assisted clients in getting trade mark recognition on the state and
federal level, and he hired a
Registered Patent Attorney
to provide a robust intellectual property practice for our clients.
Mr. Cordts brought in an associate with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
to assist the team in helping all kinds of businesses get off to
a great start and in providing continual legal assistance to them along the way.
Mr. Cordts is an experienced personal injury trial attorney.
As a member of the JAG Corps, Mr. Cordts served nearly a year of his active duty time
as Department Head for Claims with the Navy, which was responsible for Federal Tort
Claims Act Claims, Medical Care Recovery Act Claims and Personnel Claims for a large
portion of the Southeastern United States.
After leaving active duty, Mr. Cordts used his trial skills combined with his claims
experience in working for an insurance defense law firm as one of its top litigators.
He successfully tried multiple jury trials.
After opening his Memphis Law office, Mr. Cordts took his claims handling knowledge and
defense litigation skills in another direction and began to represent injured Memphis residents
and Mississippi residents in recovery of damages, in cases known in the law as Tort Actions. He has successfully
negotiated and successfully participated in mediations, arbitrations and Memphis jury trials
to obtain money awards for his injured Memphis clients and Mississippi clients.
Mr. Cordts is an experienced Memphis criminal trial litigator.
Mr. Cordts has tried contested criminal jury trials in the Navy as both defense counsel and
prosecutor, and he has handled hundreds of civilian criminal matters while in private
Mr. Cordts has been a Special Assistant United States Attorney and tried jury trials as a
federal prosecutor for misdemeanors, including DUIs that occurred on federal property.
Mr. Cordts has successfully defended matters as serious as major drug offenses and rape
Mr. Cordts has successfully handled multiple Memphis DUI cases and Mississippi DUI cases often resulting in reduced charges.
He has successfully handled legal cases in all Shelby County courts and most of West
While serving as a mentor to all his Memphis attorneys in the firm, Mr. Cordts leads a legal team made
up of trustworthy attorneys. Using a
team approach, the firm provides clients with a unique blend of talent to focus efforts on the
Memphis and Mississippi client’s legal problems and to present excellent solutions while striving to ultimately bring about
resolution of the issue.