Our Team

There are many law firms throughout the Mid-South. What sets Pickford Law apart from the rest?  Why should you choose us?  We provide one on one service to each and every client. We ensure your questions and concerns are heard and take the necessary steps to achieve the desired results.

  • Shalondra Pickford

    Shalondra Grandberry Pickford focuses her practice on Social Security disability benefits and Veteran’s disability benefits.  Attorney Pickford is very passionate about her work and she truly enjoys getting to know her clients and the specifics of each individual case. She works closely with her team so that she can personally handle your case through every step of the application process. It is important to Attorney Pickford that you feel comfortable enough to tell her, honestly and completely, all the facts necessary to resolve your problem.  By doing so, this allows her to provide an experience designed to help you get precise, personalized results. 

    Attorney Pickford started her law career as an associate for a Social Security Disability (SSDI) law firm in Memphis, Tennessee. She then moved to a personal injury law firm, managed its SSDI practice, and expanded to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Attorney Pickford has represented hundreds of claimants at their disability hearings, as well as, negotiated countless case settlements with insurance companies.

    It was Attorney Pickford’s experience with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that inspired her to pursue law. She witnessed the difficulties and frustration faced by her clients and knew she had found her market niche.

    Attorney Pickford started as a claims representative for both SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Forrest City and West Memphis, Arkansas respectively. She helped to resolve claims regarding retirement benefits, survivors’ benefits, disability benefits, and Medicare eligibility. She also served as the liaison for SSA and the attorneys while working at the West Memphis, Arkansas SSA field office.

    Attorney Pickford is a devoted wife and mother. She enjoys traveling, reading and wine tastings.

  • Tameko M. Purnell

    Tameko M. Purnell is an Associate at Pickford Law Firm. Her practice focuses on personal injuries as a result of car accidents, slip and falls and on the job injuries. She handles matters in Estate Planning, Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability Claims.

    An honor student and Dean Ambassador at The Mississippi College School of Law, Attorney Purnell has clerked for The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, The Mississippi American Civil Liberties Union, and the City of Memphis where she was instrumental in challenging the confederate soldier statues within public parks in Memphis, Tennessee. Attorney Purnell has also studied international business and contract law in China, South Korea, and Lille, France.

    Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Purnell acted as Associate Attorney at a prominent law firm here in Memphis, Tennessee, where she played a pertinent part in obtaining millions of dollars for injured clients.

    Prior to becoming an attorney, Attorney Purnell has worked as a litigation paralegal for several prominent firms in Memphis, drafting complex litigation motions and preparing for commercial trials.

    Attorney Purnell is licensed to practice in the State of Mississippi and currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Mississippi Association for Justice until June 2021 when she will step into the role of Chair.  

    In her down time, Attorney Purnell enjoys gardening and sitting near the ocean. Attorney Purnell is a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. 

    Her favorite quote:

    "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

  • Adama

    Adama brings a wealth of experience in customer service and human resources to Pickford Law.

    She joined the firm in January 2018 as a receptionist. She soon saw she could be a bigger asset and set her mind on becoming a paralegal. While working full time at the firm, Adama completed the paralegal program at Ashworth College in August 2019. Adama is a self-motivated worker and a great asset to any environment.

  • Tabitha

    Tabitha joined Pickford Law in August 2020.  She serves as our receptionist, however, her past legal experience has equipped her to be of great assistance to our paralegal.

    She is always eager to help and goes over and beyond when it comes to assisting our clients and potential new clients.