Our Attorneys

J. Robert Harlan, Attorney

Board Certified Bankruptcy Specialist
Columbia TN Office – (931) 381-0660

Born in 1957 in Columbia, Tenn., Bob Harlan was raised on his family’s farm in Hampshire, Tennessee in western Maury County. Harlan worked in the family businesses – learning the ins and outs of the agricultural industry – until he graduated high school and attended college at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Growing up on a working farm, Harlan has knows and understands, first-hand, the value of hard work and the importance of careful financial management.

Today, Harlan still lives and works on his family’s farm where he operates a cattle-farming operation in addition to his full time law practice. This appreciation and respect for land and a rural way of life affords Harlan a special understanding of the unique needs of clients in the southern middle Tennessee region that he serves.

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Galen W. Pierce, Of Counsel

Bankruptcy Attorney
Murfreesboro TN Office – (931) 381-0660

Born in Nashville, Tenn., Pierce spent his childhood in rural Maury County near Spring Hill, Tennessee. A graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University and Nashville School of Law, Pierce is a lifelong Middle Tennessee resident with a thorough understanding of the local community and related legal issues.

Pierce is a contract-based attorney for Harlan, Slocum & Quillen. Overseeing cases, as needed, originating from Davidson and Rutherford County.

He is currently pursuing his certification as a consumer bankruptcy specialist.

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Keith Slocum, Attorney

Board Certified Bankruptcy Specialist
Columbia TN Office – (931) 381-0660

A Tennessee resident his entire life, Keith Slocum attended Middle Tennessee State University, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. graduating in 1998. He graduated from Nashville School of Law with his Juris Doctorate in 2003. While attending law school, Slocum served as a paralegal for Rothschild and Associates, establishing his legal knowledge in bankruptcy early in his career.

Slocum handles both consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, business Chapter 7 and small business Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He also specializes in mortgage litigation that relates to bankruptcy.

Motivated by the sincere belief that his assistance helps make a meaningful and positive impact on his clients’ lives, Slocum has sought advanced training and education in the area of bankruptcy law and mortgage litigation. Today, Slocum is a subject-matter expert on mortgage advocacy and advises clients and colleagues on the complex field of mortgage litigation.

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Megan Harlan Quillen, Attorney

Bankruptcy Attorney
Columbia TN Office – (931) 381-0660

Born and raised in Columbia, Tennessee, Megan Harlan Quillen is closely connected to her community.

Quillen graduated from Zion Christian Academy in 2005. She attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., graduating with a bachelors degree, with an emphasis on pre-law in 2009. In 2013, Quillen graduated from Nashville School of Law.

Quillen spent many years fully developing her knowledge of bankruptcy law by working alongside the Harlan Law Office staff during her high school, college and law school careers.