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Jim Simpson is one of the founding partners of the law firm of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham, PLLC. Jim has over 20 years of experience practicing law. The emphasis of Jim’s practice is business litigation, commercial disputes of all types, complex litigation, transportation and trucking litigation, employment law, labor law, as well as many other areas of civil litigation. He has participated both as counsel for the plaintiff and counsel for the defendant in various matters. Jim has handled numerous class actions, on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, including claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Equal Pay Act. 


When you work with Jim Simpson, it’s not like working with a typical attorney. Jim’s passion as a lawyer and his obsession and drive to obtain positive results for his clients is obvious from the moment you meet him. He is one of the highly sought after attorneys in the Mid-South area. 


Jim has appeared in jurisdictions throughout the country, including Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, California, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Iowa.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Transportation: 25%
  4. Trucking Accident: 25%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Johnny D. Houston Jr.

    Have known Jim since law school. Down to earth, but has a keen intellect and a unique ability to communicate. I would not hesitate to hire Jim for any legal matter.


    Johnny Houston DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Shawn Rhea Lillie

    Jim Simpson is the best attorney I have ever worked with in any capacity. There is no substitute for winning and Jim has an excellent track record of success for his clients. He is highly ethical, smart, talented and aggressive. He is well-respected by his peers in the legal community. I fully endorse Jim Simpson without any hesitation whatsoever.


    Shawn Lillie Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham

80 Monroe Ave Ste 650
Memphis, TN, 38103


NYCurrently registered 201203/13/2015
MSAuthorized to practice law201111/11/2015
ARAuthorized to practice200611/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Litigation LawyerAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
FellowMemphis Bar Association2012
Top Rated Lawyers in TransportationAmerican Lawyer and Corporate Counsel2012
TopRated Layers in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer and Corporate Counsel2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerAllen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham, PLLC2005 - Present
Partner/AttorneyAllen, Scruggs, Sossaman, Thompson, Simpson & Lillie1995 - 2005
AttorneyYoung & Perl1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
The Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2013 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Board of DirectorsN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, CLE CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Memphis Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bekaert Specialty Films vs. Jeffrey Plummer, et al.N/A
Crystal Fowlkes v. Crye-Leike, Inc. and Crye-Leike of Arkansas, Inc.Summary Judgment granted to Crye-Leike
Corporate Express v. WarrenPermanent Injunction
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Publication nameTitleDate
Inside the Minds: Strategies for Transportation Litigation and Dispute ResolutionTransportation Carriers Face Rising Costs and Lawsuits, Shrinking Pool of Qualified Drivers2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Furman University N/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law LawJD - Juris DoctorN/A