Seth A. Guess
488 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Seth A. Guess, a native Memphian, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Memphis, graduating summa cum laude. He also minored in political science and Spanish. During undergrad, he spent a semester as a legislative intern in the Tennessee Senate in Nashville. Seeing first-hand how state government operates provided an excellent opportunity to understand how laws affect ordinary people, including those that have been injured by others’ negligence.
Mr. Guess earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Mr. Guess is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, and he is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Additionally, Mr. Guess is licensed to practice law in Mississippi. In law school, he was chosen by his classmates to serve as the Associate Chief Justice of the inaugural Honor Council. He also participated in the Elder Law Clinic where he had the privilege of helping an indigent client with several legal issues, including researching and initiating the process to having his voting rights restored.
Prior to joining Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, Mr. Guess was an attorney at an immigration law firm. He worked with clients who came from all across the world to achieve their goal of becoming lawful permanent residents and citizens. Believing that to whom much is given, much is required, he remains involved in the Memphis community. He is active in his church, participates in neighborhood association meetings, has been involved in several fundraising activities, and serves on the Board of Directors for Brethren Basketball, Inc., a nonprofit organization assisting the youth of Memphis. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading a wide variety of history, running, a cappella singing, and cheering on his hometown Memphis Tigers and Memphis Grizzlies.
Mr. Guess practices in the Automobile Accident Practice Group of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. He takes a hands-on approach with clients, guiding them through the often difficult maze of auto accident cases and insurance companies. Many injured victims are overwhelmed dealing with insurance companies at a time when they may feel vulnerable because of their injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. At the same time, they may be inconvenienced by being without a vehicle. Some insurance companies will try to call an injured person right after a car accident and try to settle the case before the person even knows the extent of the injuries or the amount of the medical bills. Mr. Guess understands these difficulties and enjoys working with clients to maximize their recovery so that they can focus on recovering from their injuries instead of dealing with the hassle of the insurance claims process.
One thing that he enjoys most about working at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is the teamwork atmosphere among the attorneys and staff. Attorneys are able to draw upon the wide array of experience, knowledge, and expertise of colleagues licensed in a variety of states, each with different laws. While there are numerous attorneys at the firm, all work together toward a common goal of helping people receive compensation for their injuries.
J.D., The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2012
B.A., The University of Memphis, 2009
History, Minors – Political Science and Spanish, summa cum laude
U.S. District Court for Western District of Tennessee, 2013
Honors, Awards, and Distinctions
- Mid-South Rising Star 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
- Robert and Elaine Hoffman Memorial Scholarship
- Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Fellowship
- Moot Court/Mock Trial Participant
- Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2011 symposium issue
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- Golden Key Honor Society