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James Brandon McWherter

also known as Brandon McWherter

About me

Growing up in rural West Tennessee on a farm, I learned the value of hard work.  Devoting my practice to the prosecution of insurance claims, I represent policyholders with an unwavering passion.   Each case is an opportunity to help the little guy and seek justice in an otherwise unfair landscape. As a founding member of his firm, I worked to bring together a group of highly respected and talented lawyers. My vision was to create a firm that would fight tirelessly for worthy causes and excel in the legal field. 

In 2013 and 2014 alone, I have helped my clients obtain more than $17,000,000 in settlements, awards, and verdicts against insurance companies. I have successfully handled hundreds of insurance cases for  clients with verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars.  While I have left the farm for the Nashville area, my practice encompasses all of Tennessee. As a father, husband, and a lawyer, I am serious about my responsibilities to my family, clients, and the legal system.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 85%
  2. Class Action: 15%



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  • James Matthew Kirby

    I associated Brandon on a matter as a direct result of his reputation among his peers. It was an enjoyable experience to work with him and his law firm. I recommend Brandon as a skilled attorney with high analytical skill.


    James Kirby Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gilbert Russell McWherter PLC

341 Cool Springs Blvd
Suite 230
Franklin, TN, 37067


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America - Insurance LawU.S. News and World Report2015
Top Rated Lawyer AV PreminentMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyers in America - Insurance LawUS News and World Reports2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top Rated Lawyer AV PreminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyers in America - Insurance LawUS News and World Reports2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Top 50 BlogsLexisNexis Insurance Law Community2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Top 50 BlogsLexisNexis Insurance Law Community2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGilbert Russell McWherter Scott & Bobbitt, PLC2008 - Present
AttorneySpragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC2001 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Jackson-Madison County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Tennessee Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Banks v. Cincinnati Insurance CompanyJury Verdict in Favor of Homeowners for $2.2 million after insurance company accused them of arson
Alexander Properties Group v. Commonwealth insurance CompanyAfter the apartment owner's claim was denied, they were ordered to pay more than $3,000,000 after a 4 day arbitration
Industrial Facility v. AXIS Surplus InsuranceN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Memphis Law ReviewThe Aftermath of Owens and Whitehead - Product Liability and Comparative Fault in Tennessee - How Deep Does the Relationship Run?2002
University of Memphis Law ReviewParent v. State: Tennessee's Recreational Use Statute and its Effect on Liability2000
Tennessee Insurance LitigationNumerous Blog PostsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Union UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1998