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James William Friauf

About me

The mission of James W. Friauf, Attorney at Law is "Helping Everyday People and Those Who Serve Everyday People." Specifically, we assist Everyday People in the areas of the law that are most relevant to them on a daily basis: employment matters, on-the-job injuries, car and truck accidents, divorce and child custody, and wills and trusts. We also provide a wide range of legal services to charities and nonprofit organizations at rates lower than those of larger firms. We do so because we recognize it is important that these organizations receive quality legal representation while minimizing the expenditure of precious resources used to care for those in our communities. 

We practice throughout the State of Tennessee in state and federal court and before state and federal agencies. There is NO CHARGE for an initial consultation and many matters for Everyday People we take on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if you recover nothing, you do not have to pay us for our services. If you are a charity or nonprofit organization, please ask us about our special rates.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    6 years
  2. Family: 30%
    2 years
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
    0 years



Hourly ($225-325/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Jesse Daniel Nelson

    I have known James for several years. Not only is he exceptionally smart, I am always impressed by his ability to think outside the box. He doesn't just "work" a case, he "thinks" about it. This sets him apart from many other attorneys. James is a hard-worker, an excellent writer, and a tenacious advocate. I highly endorse him.


    Jesse Nelson Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mary Samantha Parris

    Mr. Friauf is a very client focused attorney, and I endorse him wholeheartedly.


    Mary Parris Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


6515 Clinton Highway
Suite 207
Knoxville, TN, 37912


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of JAMES W. FRIAUF2013 - Present
Labor CounselUnited States Army2012 - 2013
AssociateWimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones2009 - 2012
AssociateGlassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Knoxville Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fustos v. Knox CountyPending
Meyers v. Erlanger HospitalSettled
Wells v. US CellularSettled
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Middle Tennessee State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2005