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I began my career representing large corporations, so I know the lengths they will go to in order to undercut an injured party's claim and to ensure the company's bottom line is protected. I now practice as a trial attorney protecting people injured by the negligence of others, whether by a vehicle accident, aviation disaster, or a disability. My clients' best interests are the important bottom line and that makes being an attorney worthwhile to me.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    9 years, 50 cases
  2. Social Security: 25%
    7 years, 38 cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
    9 years, 75 cases
  4. Aviation: 10%
    9 years, 6 cases
  5. Appeals: 5%
    12 years, 8 cases



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  • Melanie Renee Bean

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Jim since 2008 and I have seen the diligence Jim shows for his clients firsthand as he's handled two cases for members of my family and I will and do recommend him to anyone needing an injury or disability attorney.


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Contact info

Lannom & Williams Attorneys at Law

137 Public Sq
Lebanon, TN, 37087

Keith Williams Law Group

511 Union Street
Suite 1820
Nashville, TN, 37219



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers in TennesseeNational Trial Lawyers Association2016
Best Law Firms of 2014-- Products Litigation - NashvilleBest Lawyers in America2014
Order of the CoifLoyola Law School2000
Loyola First Honors AwardLoyola Law School2000
Sayre MacNeil ScholarSayre MacNeil Scholar1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateKeith Williams Law Group2009 - Present
AssociateLannom & Williams Trial Attorneys2007 - Present
Contract AttorneyKing & Ballow2006 - 2006
AssociateJeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro2005 - 2006
AssociateBurke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP2001 - 2005
AssociateStradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2016 - Present
Wilson County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
15th Judicial District Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2013 - 2014
Tennessee Association for JusticeMember2010 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Davidson County Highway Patrol Workers Compensation CaseClient awarded $213,500.00
TVA Contractor Awarded $250,000 in Work Comp Case$250,000 Award Plus Life Time Medical
Delta Passenger Injured In Rough Landing$100,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
The People's Voice (and firm website)Drivers With Medical Conditions - Are They Dangerous?2014
The People's VoiceSocial Security Benefits And You2013
The People's VoiceWorkers Compensation Case Checklist2012
The People's VoiceWorker's Compensation Injury - Do You Need A Lawyer?2011
The Tennessee Guide to a Worker's Compensation CaseThe Tennessee Guide to a Worker's Compensation Case2009
Loyola of Los Angeles Law ReviewEditor1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Southern CaliforniaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TAJ Annual ConferenceLegislative Update2015
TAJ Annual ConferenceLegislative Update2014
TAJ Convention - Murfreesboro TNTrial College - Mock Trial2010
California Truck AssociationSocial Security Benefits2005