Jim Wright was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Jim's father was a lawyer so he grew up working in his Dad's office. He also worked construction, drove trucks and tractors, sold firewood, cut grass and even sold Bibles for a bit to make money to go to school.
He graduated College Summa Cum Laude and attended the University of Tennessee College of Law. He was honored with the Order of the Coif and served on the Tennessee Law Review.
He is admitted to the United Supreme Court Bar as well as all Tennessee State and Federal Courts. Jim is also admitted before the Sixth Circuit and Fourth Circuit Bar as well as the U.S. Court of Claims. His practice is varied covering a broad spectrum of matters.
Mr. Wright has acted as a National Counsel, Regional Counsel and Local Counsel and has tried cases in a number of states. He has tried cases on both sides where millions of dollars have been at issue.
He has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer and has been selected and listed in a listing of Knoxville's best attorneys. He is AV rated and has been selected as one of the 10 best attorney's in Tennessee in client satisfaction. He has also been selected as one of the top 1% of lawyers in America by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
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Jimmy and I have worked together for several years on a state bar association section leadership council. In that capacity, we have had to review pending and passed legislation. Jimmy's masterly of the process and of the instance of these bills is unparalleled.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2016|
|Knoxville's Best||City View Magazine||2016|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Mid-South Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Member||Butler,Vines and Babb||1981 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|CLM||Tennessee Lead State Chair||2010 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Environmental Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Environmental Law Section||Former Chair||N/A|
|Knoxville Bar Association, Environmental Law Section||Co-chair||N/A|
|Tennesse Bar Association||Chair Tort and Insurance Practice Section||2012 - 2013|
|CLM||Education Committee Co-Chair||2011 - 2014|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Environmental Law Section||Executive Committee||2003 - 2004|
|Anthony v. Felknor & Cunningham||Appeal decision in favor of client|
|Campbell County v. Brownlee Kesterson||Favorable outcome for client on apeal|
|Cinncinnati Ins. v. Fred S. Post||Favorable outcome on appeal for client|
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|Legal Summaries||Tennessee Current Legal Summaries||N/A|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Middle Tennessee State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1977|
|The Show of the South||Ethics Update||N/A|