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Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Transportation: 30%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Richard Scott Wade

    I have known Jim Summers for over 15 years. During that time I had the opportunity to evaluate his skills as a lawyer. I have found that he has an exceptional knowledge of the law, he is always very well-prepared and he always fights tirelessly for his clients. He always demonstrated the highest degree of legal ability and ethical standards. I highly recommend Mr. Summers as an attorney.


    Richard Wade Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jeffrey Denzel Germany

    Jim Summers is a dedicated, talented and passionate advocate.


    Jeffrey Germany Banking Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham

80 Monroe Ave Ste 650

Memphis, TN, 38103



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Best Lawyer, ConstructionBest Lawyers in America2013
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNeely, Green, Fargarson, Brooke & Summers1976 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
TN Association of General ContractorsWest TN, Representative Legislative Committee2012 - Present
Tennessee Association of Construction CounselSecretary/Vice President2007 - 2013
Memphis Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1999 - 2000
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Memphis Bar Association, Law Practice and Technology SectionMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
The Memphis LawyerMultiple Articles on TechnologyN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of TennesseeFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tennessee Attorneys Memo WebinarE-Discovery Update2012
Spring SeminarDocument Control & Presentation Tips for Construction Practitioner2011
API Contract TrainingInsurance, Indemnity and Contract Issues2011
Tennessee Law ConferenceE-Discovery Issues2008