Our Team

Meet the Rochford team. The staff at Rochford law is highly motivated and dedicated to bringing a personalized approach to our clients. The experience of the team at Rochford Law & Real Estate is critical to our success.

John Cobb Rochford – Attorney

John Rochford - Attorney - Rochford Law & Real Estate Title

Rochford is a Nashville native with a graduate degree from Vanderbilt and a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. After practicing as a transactional attorney and litigator, John started Community Title. John’s mission is to provide clients with unparalleled legal and title services utilizing the resources of a large company but with the personalization of a smaller practice.

In addition to his legal experience, John is a licensed real estate broker and bonded Tennessee title insurance agent. He often litigates serious disputes, and this attention to detail and professionalism has earned many invitations to speak on several legal matters.

Real Estate Legal Services:

  • Real Estate Titles
  • Title Insurance
  • Contracts
  • Land use and zoning permits
  • Leases
  • Tax documents
  • Purchase and Sales agreements
  • Real estate closings
  • Acquisition of real property
  • Title examinations and lien searches
  • Mortgage and real estate financing
  • Permits

Active Member:

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Dianne Rochford Kirby

Closing Processor

Dianne Sims - Closing Processor - Rochford Law & Real Estate Title

At Rochford Law & Real Estate Title, Dianne works in all aspects of the real estate closing process, specializing in commercial and institutional closings. In addition, she serves as Office Manager, Treasury Manager, and paralegal.  She also writes all title policies for the firm.  Dianne received her B.A. from Belmont University and spent twenty years in construction and development prior to coming to Rochford Law & Real Estate Title.

Brenda Lewis

Closing Processor

Brenda Lewis - Closing Processor - Rochford Law & Real Estate Title

At Rochford Law & Real Estate, Brenda liaises between attorneys and clients during the closing process. She participates in the coordination of the closing transaction. With attention to detail and professional manners, she ensures all documents are completed, and every requirement has been met for a successful closing. Brenda joined Rochford Law & Real Estate Title after receiving her degree from Belmont University.

Jacquelyn Ryan

Title Searcher


Jacquelyn is a native of Nashville and has two children. After attending Auburn University, she returned to Tennessee and began working in Logistics. Jacquelyn took time off to raise her family prior to joining Rochford Law & Real Estate Title in August of 2019.

Tara O’Neal



After attending Lipscomb University, Tara married and moved to Ohio, where she lived for ten years. After their third child was born her family moved back to Tennessee where she became a Pre-K teacher and then went into the travel industry. While working as a travel agent/consultant she was one of the top sellers in her agency and recognized for excellent customer service and marketing skills. Tara joined Rochford Law & Real Estate Title in August of 2019.

Claire Jenkins

Closing Processor


Claire earned her B.A. in Business Administration at Birmingham Southern College. She is a life-long Nashvillian and has two grown children. Claire worked in a local real estate office before retiring to raise her family. In 2012 she entered back into the work force as a preschool teacher. Claire joined the team at Rochford Law & Real Estate Title in July of 2019.

At Rochford Law & Real Estate Title, we can act as both closing agent and fiduciary agent.
Our approach is always professional with a focus on customer service.

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