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James Robert Embrey Jr.

Trucking accident Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 3 years
    Tennessee - TN 25 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2019
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

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Jim Embrey is a Partner in our office in Nashville, Tennessee, and he focuses his practice on trucking and transportation, general liability, insurance coverage, professional negligence and medical malpractice, as well as professional malpractice and ethics.
Jim has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies and individual professionals as a trial lawyer, and honed his legal craft while working in-house as a Managing Counsel and General Counsel for major insurance corporations. This dual experience gives Jim unprecedented insight and knowledge to anticipate the needs of his clients and provide exceptional and effective service.
Earlier in his career, Jim served as an Airborne Infantryman in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service in the Middle East. He enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with family.

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James Embrey
424 Church Street
Suite 2950
Nashville, TN, 37219


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Posted by Richard | November 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer with integrity
I had the good fortune of consulting with James on multiple occasions on a wide variety of matters. While consultation with attorneys is a regular and routine aspect of my role over the past 20+ years, I have yet to meet anyone with a command of the legal system as James. Whether it’s regulatory compliance or confronting abuses, James is the attorney you want in your corner. And as impressive as his legal prowess may be, James is an even better person. I cannot recommend James highly enough.
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Posted by Nicole | November 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Professional
I have worked with Jim for many years with regard to Compliance and policy contract, Jim has always addressed issues presented to him with an open frank dialogue, thorough research and understanding of the business which is key to making informed business decisions.
Posted by Wade | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Stellar Attorney
I have used Mr. James Embrey’s legal services on multiple occasions regarding human resource and transportation operations. James’ insight, wisdom and keen acumen have continued producing projected results set forth at our engagement’s outset. Beyond this litigious skill is a soulful man, who truly cares for his client and their legal issues. His commitment to outstanding representation is reflective in the manner matters are carried from start to finish: reliable; stays in communication; always prepared in advance—completing work well before hard lines; never lacking solutions to deal with unknowns; a man committed to the law. I will continue to seek the help James Embrey; and would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of incomparable legal counsel.
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Posted by Stephen | November 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Personable
I worked with James as General Counsel for a Nationwide Auto Claim Unit and consulted multiple times regarding negotiation processes, immunity laws, arbitrations and policy interpretation in all 50 states. His advice came after a thorough review and understanding of each issue, was solidly grounded in precedence and was presented in a manner that was easily understood in order to apply to each case. James exceeded his goal of service to clients in every interaction during our work together and remains a trusted ally.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Approachable Professional & Gets Results
Jim was recently added to our roster of attorneys & we are pleased with the results thus far. Very approachable & always available re: questions or to discuss files. We will absolutely continue to utilize his expertise going forward.


  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hall Booth Smith
  • 2018 - Present


  • Austin Peay State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • N/A


  • Tennessee Trucking Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • John W. Green Scholarship
  • John W. Green
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • 14th Annual Medical Liability Insurance ExecuSummit
  • Negotiating High Exposure Medical Malpractice Cases
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is a tenacious and strategic litigator. He keeps the end in mind and charts a great course to get there in a way that meets his clients needs."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When I hear the name Jim Embrey, two words come to mind: Impressive and Elite. Jim’s work product and his ability to successfully posture a case for victory is downright impressive. Jim is among a few Tennessee trial lawyers whom I consider to be among the the elite. You will not be disappointed (unless, of course, you’re the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s lawyer)."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I currently work for and with Jim and have had the opportunity to assist him on several trucking cases. I endorse Jim as a hard-working, jovial colleague and an excellent attorney who works incredibly hard for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Jim for over 10 years and have worked with him for several years during that time. Jim is affable and enjoyable to work with but also a formidable litigation opponent! I am happy to endorse Jim as a colleague and as a great lawyer if you are a potential client looking for representation!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim Embrey is an incredibly talented trial lawyer. He is very bright, hardworking and a force to be reckoned with in the court room. Having Embrey on your side is a real advantage. I strongly recommend him as a great lawyer and a fine person."
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