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James Barney Witherington IV

Criminal defense Attorney at Covington, TN

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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I found myself drawn to the practice of law right out of high school and enjoy helping people and defending their rights.  Outside of my practice, I enjoy the outdoors.


James Barney Witherington IV
205 S Main St
P. O. Box 922
Covington, TN, 38019-2519


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Michael | December 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Not all heroes wear capes
I wish I had the vocabulary power to describe how amazed I am with Barney and his office. They are Johnny on the spot! I would leave 100 stars if I could. Not only is this man the best around, but his prices are fair! You will not be hiring a lawyer, you're getting a superhero.
Posted by Tim | March 12, 2015
Miracle Worker
I was arrested on a DUI charge and didn't think I had any chance of getting out of it. My job was on the line, so I hired Mr. Witherington based on numerous people referring him as the "go- to" guy for these situations. He jumped right into my case and developed some complicated legal technicality based on how they stopped my vehicle. He and his staff did a very thorough job of getting records, photographs, and all sorts of information to build my defense. IT WORKED. I got out with nothing on my record. Mr. Witherington was very personable and always responded to my calls the same day. I highly recommend him, and I hope I never have to use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Best Attorney in Tipton Co
Barney is the best attorney around. He has the respect of all the Judges and District Attorneys. Unlike some other local attorneys, Barney Witherington knows the law and knows how to research. He is the best around. No question I recommend him!!!


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Work Experience

  • Rule 31 General Civil Mediator
  • Witherington Mediation Center
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • J. Barney Witherington IV
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Mike Whitaker
  • 2000 - 2003


  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of the South - Sewanee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • TN Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Tipton County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Best Top 3
  • Covington Leader
  • 2016
  • Best of the Best Top 3
  • Covington Leader
  • 2015
  • Best of the Best Top 3
  • Covington Leader
  • 2014
  • Best of the Best Top 3
  • Covington Leader
  • 2013
  • Best of the Best #1
  • Covington Leader
  • 2012
  • Best Brief
  • University of Memphis School of Law
  • 1999
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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had several cases with Barney. He handled them with high-level tenacity and resourcefulness and in the best interest interest of his client. He is an excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had many opportunities to work with Barney Witherington while representing criminal co-defendants in Tipton County, and have always found him to be extremely well-prepared, knowledgeable, and effective in the courtroom. I gladly endorse this lawyer."

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Covington Criminal defense Lawyer James Barney Witherington IV
James Barney Witherington IV
Criminal defense Attorney
Covington, TN
Licensed for 23 years