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About me

I have enjoyed the practice of law in TN and VA since 2003.  I enjoy getting to know my clients' and their individual needs. I am readily accessable to clients in person and via office phone, cell phone, email and text. I maintain a diverse practice that covers many areas of law to assist my clients' with their everyday needs. Please visit my website at for additional personal and professional details. 


I look forward to assisting you in any way I can. 




Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
    13 years, 400 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    13 years, 400 cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
    13 years, 200 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    13 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($150/hour), contingent (20-33%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • David Lynn Robbins

    Jay Arthur is a top-notch lawyer. Possibly one of the Tri-Cities best kept secrets. Mr. Arthur is quick to respond, knowledgeable and helpful. In the Courtroom he is courteous and well-respected by Judges, Other Attorneys and the Community. I highly recommend Jay Arthur for your needs.


    David Robbins Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Mr. Arthur is a fellow lawyer in the community, and we were opposing counsel on a matter within the past year. When we were opposing counsel, he was always well-prepared, and he promptly returned phone calls. He has considerable courtroom experience, and he is a strong advocate. I have seen him firsthand achieve highly favorable and winning results for his clients. I gladly endorse this lawyer.


    Elizabeth Jones Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jason H. Arthur, Attorney at Law

132 Boone St.
Suite 5
Jonesborough, TN, 37659



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in VA, 2009


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Virginia.

    Jason’s comment: “See above response please.”

  2. Suspension
    issued in TN, 2008


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Jason’s comment: “The complaint filed was from a former attorney/employer and NOT a client. My discipline resulted in no interruption in my ability to practice law in TN or VA. The "suspended" time was not ordered and my license was never inactive. The employer filed the same complaint in VA that he did in TN and the discipline was the same. The attorney that filed this complaint has a history of doing this to other attorneys in the Tri-Cities. I was the 3rd of what are now 8 such complaints.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated Top 10% of ClassAppalachian School of Law2003
Law Review Editor - Online TechnologyAppalachian School of Law2003
Civil Procedure Book AwardAppalachian School of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerArthur Law Firm2014 - Present
PartnerRoss & Arthur2005 - 2009
Assoc. AttorneyLarry V. Roberts, P.C.2004 - 2005
Assoc. AttorneyStreet Law Firm, L.L.P. - Grundy, VA2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Comm. v. Daniel E. Buchanan, Jr.Jury Verdict of 2nd Degree Murder
JoAnne Buchanan v. Claiborne Co. Nursing Home$250,000 settlement.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kingsport Times-NewsKingsport Times-News Article on Daycare Foreclosure2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Tennessee, ChattanoogaHistory/Pre-Law Minor: PhilosophyN/A1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Upcoming AttorneysBar Application Requirements2004