I maintain an office at 242 Poplar Avenue in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
I received my BBA from Southern Methodist University in 1983 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in 1990.
After law school I moved back up here and was hired by A.C. Wharton as an assistant public defender.
Circa 1992 I became a partner with Wayne Emmons in the firm of Emmons and Tolley.
Circa 1995 I started my own boutique firm, the Law Office of Randall B. Tolley, focusing, still, on criminal defense and civil rights.
I practice in courts all over the South and I am licensed in both state and federal courts, including appellate courts.
I am a member of the Tennessee Bar, the Memphis Bar Association, the U.S District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, admitted pro hac vice in courts all over the South from Bay Minette, Alabama to St. Louis, Missouri, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Servas.
I am also a founding member of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., and listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama.