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William Allen Wooten

Employment and labor Attorney at Covington, TN

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 10 years
    Missouri - MO 16 years
    Tennessee - TN 17 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2008
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    William's employment law practice includes representing employees and employers in discrimination, harassment, workers' compensation, wage and hour (overtime) and wrongful termination lawsuits and mediations, preparing employment agreements including covenants not to compete, creating and revising employment handbooks, and representing clients in state and federal courts as well as in front of administrative bodies including the Tennessee Department of Labor and Human Rights Commission.

    17 years, 100 cases

  2. Personal injury
    William has represented plaintiffs and companies in personal injury cases with the following issues: car wrecks/ vehicle accidents, product liability, workplace accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, slip and fall, battery, and dog bites.

    17 years, 100 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    William has years of corporate experience and has assisted small businesses, schools, and individuals with many facets of corporate and entrepreneurial law including contract negotiations, incorporation, intellectual property rights (trademarks), sales and marketing agreements, licensing agreements, sponsorship agreements, and preparing business plans.

    17 years, 100 cases

  4. Administrative law
    William has successfully represented municipalities, teacher and medical provider licensing issues, assisted clients with their Social Security Disability applications, and performed numerous collections for small businesses and individuals.

    17 years, 35 cases

  5. Criminal defense
    William has represented clients in various criminal defense matters including theft, poaching, DUI, assault, juvenile defense, sexual assault, and traffic violations.

    17 years, 8 cases

  6. Workers compensation
    Mr. Wooten has represented employees that have suffered severe injuries on the job throughout the workers’ compensation process including filing litigation to maximize the employee’s rights and benefits. Additionally, he has provided defense services and tactics for employers facing workers’ compensation claims or issues.

    17 years, 100 cases

Mr. Wooten is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, Missouri and Texas and is currently a member of the Tennessee, Missouri and Texas State Bar Associations and the Memphis Bar Association, including the sections of Employment and Labor Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, of which he is a member of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Wooten is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee, the Eastern District of Missouri and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Additionally, Mr. Wooten is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Certified Civil and Family Law Mediator.  During his time at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Mr. Wooten worked in the Mediation Clinic and successfully mediated numerous cases in a variety of legal areas.  Mr. Wooten has personally participated in mediation and represented many clients in mediations. Mr. Wooten concentrates his mediation practice in the areas of corporate and business transactions, licensing and intellectual property, employment and labor law, family law disputes including divorces, landlord- tenant disputes, and education law.  

Mr. Wooten is also a certifed Human Resource Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management.  He was the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and participated in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program during his time at the University of Tennessee College of Law.  Mr. Wooten also obtained a Certificate of Academic Achievement, signifying his obtainment of the highest grade in the class, from the University of Tennessee College of Law for the following classes: Mediation Clinic, Negotiations and Professionalism, International Business Transactions, and National Security Law.  

In addition to his legal practice,  Mr. Wooten also has previous management experience in the Entertainment, Beverage, and Clothing Industries where he developed expertise in writing business plans, negotiating domestic and international licensing deals, obtaining product endorsements and sponsorships for athletes and artists, and providing creative legal solutions for great business ideas.  


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120 Court Square East
Covington, TN, 38019-2525


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Posted by Kyle | August 23, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
William handled a small car wreck case for me recently. He was very responsive to all communication that I requested as well as getting me a great settlement for my case. If you are ever in need of an attorney in the Midsouth area then I would highly suggest William Wooten. Thanks again for everything!


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of J. Houston Gordon
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Jackson, Shields, Yeiser, and Holt
  • 2008 - 2011


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Memphis Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Memphis Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Rotary Club
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Graduate
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40 Personal Injury Attorneys in State of Tennessee
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • TOTAL Leadership Participation
  • South Tipton County Chamber
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rotary Club Meeting
  • Trademarker to the Stars- Trademark Stories of the Rich and Famous
  • 2016
  • Labor and Employment Law Seminar
  • HR Issues in Troubled Times (Employment Proceedings Law); Co-Presented with Ted Yeiser, Jr.
  • 2008
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"William was reasonable to work with, but aggressively represented his client. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a potential client to him for representation."
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Covington Employment and labor Lawyer William Allen Wooten
William Allen Wooten
Employment and labor Attorney
Covington, TN
Licensed for 17 years