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James George Carter

Business Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Jimmy Carter

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas

I have dedicated my adult life to serving others in a variety of arenas. Today I am an experienced litigator and advocate for my client’s rights in their legal needs.  I focus on matters of business, criminal, and family law.  

 

I am one of the few attorneys in Knoxville certified in the collaborative divorce process. With this process, I am able to help clients equitably settle all aspects related to divorce without the time and expense of litigation.  I am an active and founding member of East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance along with being a Tennessee Rule 31 mediator.  

 

I attended Lincoln Memorial Duncan School of Law and graduated in May 2013 as part of the inaugural class. Upon graduation I was awarded the President Abraham Lincoln Pro Bono Award. While earning myJuris Doctorate at Lincoln Memorial, I was president of the Mock Trial Team and served as student representative on the Academic Integrity Committee. I was also a student representative for the law school on the TBA Access to Justice Committee. I was honored to serve as a law clerk for the Honorable Bill Swann in one of the busiest circuit courts in the state while attending law school, as well as interning with Legal Aid of East Tennessee at the Family Justice Center.

 

I currently live in Knoxville with my wife, Kristi, and our two sons, Gavin and Grayson. I enjoy attending UT football and basketball games with my family and spending time outside with my sons on my parent's farm. I am a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations, the National and Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance, and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.

 

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Location

Breeding Olinzock Carter Crippen, PC
800 S. Gay Street
Suite 1200
Knoxville, TN, 37929

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Reviews

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Posted by Client | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased!
Mr. Carter comes very highly recommended, he was very fast and sufficient in my case . He got me the best case senerio and got me out of a Vop with a dismissal . With no jail time served . The staff was very helpful and pleasant especially Ms Patty -Faye.
Posted by Bob | April 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed!
Mr. Carter represented my son. He is very knowledgable and confident in the court room. He alleviated many of our fears during a difficult situation. Due to his diligence, the charges were dismissed. I highly recommend his services. Thank you, Mr. Carter!
Posted by Nathan | March 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr. Carter got me out of a real mess. I had two very serious charges that would effect my CDL's greatly, and he got them both dismissed. I walked out of the courtroon not owing a dime. Thank you Mr. Carter!
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2015
Excellent
Mr Carter was very knowledgeable, kept us informed of our situation and never seemed intimidated . I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Response from James Carter January 14, 2016
Thank you for the nice comment. I appreciate being able to work for you during your time of need.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2015
Understanding
At each turn, emotion, and complicated situation, James Carter met the challenge with personal understanding on my behalf. He centered his attention in helping me through my challenge. He is very honest and compassionate for his task at hand with my case. Highly recommend James Carter for your attorney.
Response from James Carter January 14, 2016
I appreciate you taking the time to post such nice comments. It was a pleasure to assist you in your legal needs.
Posted by Jennifer | June 14, 2015
Highly recommended!
He has always kept me informed, responded in a timely matter, given great advice and been prepared. I can not complain about one thing he has done because he has always done his job well, highly recommend!
Response from James Carter January 14, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to help you and your family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Breeding Olinzock Carter Crippen, PC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Breeding Henry Baysan, PC
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Knox County Tennessee
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Roane State Comm. College
  • Emergency Medicine
  • 1998
  • University of Tennessee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • Pellissippi State College
  • Associates
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Ross
  • Dismissed
  • Order of Protection Matter
  • Dismissed outright.
  • State v. Webb
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Horse Haven of Tennessee
  • Board of Directors
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Karns Volunteer Fire Department
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wyndham Pointe HOA
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys in the Mid-South Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2021
  • Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2020
  • Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2019
  • Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Firm of the Year
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee
  • 2018
  • Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2017
  • Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Tennessee Supreme Court - Access to Justice Commission
  • 2015
  • President Abraham Lincoln Pro Bono Award
  • Lincoln Memorial University - Duncan School of Law
  • 2013
  • Paramedic of the Year
  • Roane State Comm. College
  • 1998
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • BHB CLE on Family Law and Beyond
  • Orders of Protection
  • 2019
  • BHB CLE on Family Law and Beyond
  • Contempt Actions
  • 2019
  • LMU Duncan School of Law - Advanced Domestic Relations Drafting
  • Family Law Q&A
  • 2017
  • East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance Meeting/Training
  • Collaborative Divorce Forms Update Training
  • 2017
  • Tennessee Rule 31 Mediation Training
  • Family Law
  • 2015
  • Fourth Circuit Court, Knox County, TN - Order of Protection
  • Domestic Violence Training
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (17)
Endorse James
Business Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jimmy Carter. I have known Jimmy for several years. Jimmy is competent, knowledgeable, and a zealous advocate for his clients. Jimmy is also a friend and I would trust him with any of my clients. I highly endorse Jimmy Carter"
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jimmy is a great lawyer. He works hard to get his clients the best result possible. I would recommend him to anyone seeking zealous representation."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Carter. He is a smart, caring and honest attorney to handle your needs."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jimmy and I met when we had the pleasure of representing opposing clients in a post divorce/Order of Protection case. He did a wonderful job counseling his client and advocating her position. Ask anyone, Jimmy is well respected and liked among members of the local bar because he is knowledgeable, efficient, and reasonable. I look forward to working with him for years to come."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jimmy is a wonderful attorney who is practical in his representation of clients. I have enjoyed working with him and he has taken excellent care of some of my clients on their criminal matters (I do not practice in criminal law). Jimmy is always a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending his representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jimmy Carter for a few years now. In that time, I have seen the hard work, dedication, knowledge and commitment Jimmy shows all his clients and cases. He is truly an amazing attorney, and anyone would be lucky to retain his services."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Would highly recommend Mr. Carter. Very knowledgeable and personable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jimmy on a number of cases. He continually impresses me with his concern for the client and his creative defense strategies. I have come to respect Jimmy very much and would certainly recommend him to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Carter on a very contested and difficult matter, and he was an absolute professional and a passionate advocate for his client. I have seen him in action here in Knoxville and I would readily endorse him to anyone seeking his services."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jimmy is a terrific attorney who works diligently to get his clients the results they desire. Highly recommend!"
General practice Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy is an extremely hard-working and knowledgeable professional. He shows great passion and diligence for the advocacy of his clients. He always goes the extra mile, in and out of the courtroom. I endorse Jimmy."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jimmy is a hard working lawyer who is knowledgeable about all aspects of the law and works hard to get positive results for his clients. I 100% endorse him."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been in court with Mr. Carter and have witnessed his superb advocacy skills. He is intelligent, compassionate, and very knowledgeable in the area of domestic relations. Mr. Carter is a zealous advocate for his clients, and he works tirelessly for them."
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