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James McMurtry Gulley

Car accident Attorney at Memphis, TN

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1994
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The staff at the Gulley Law Firm makes itself available to you. We keep close track of every aspect of your case, keep you informed about all major developments, and make certain you aware of what is expected of you by the courts during the entire process.

Tennessee residents turn to attorney James M. Gully for their legal representation. He has 20 years of trial court experience and has represented clients in a wide assortment of personal injury and criminal law matters. His aggressive advocacy provides protections of your rights after facing an arrest and assures the meeting of your needs when you have been injured through no fault of your own.

What We Can Do To Help You

We do business from our downtown Memphis firm professionally. We've done business out of that location for a long time and plan on continuing helping out our clientele for as long as we can. James Gulley is a hands-on lawyer who involves himself in every facet of your case.

James is a skilled and knowledgeable criminal law attorney whose services you can afford. He is in court almost every day and knows all of its written and unwritten rules. When it comes to personal injury matters, he fights for you in making certain you receive every cent of compensation you need and deserve. James not only is comfortable trying your case in court, but also has the skills to negotiate for what best meets your circumstances.

His professional staff includes trained paralegals providing exemplary legal and administrative services when it comes to assisting you. Our staff calls to remind you of court dates and deadlines. They are prompt and efficient, and always make certain, if necessary, that your case is ready to try in court.

Contact James

Gulley Law Firm
254 Court Ave.
Suite 305
Memphis, TN, 38103


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Posted by Sabrina | January 22, 2015
Great job and thanks a lot!
I had James Gulley represent me in a commercial driver DUI in Memphis. I thought it would be a difficult case, but James Gulley was confident and aggressive. The staff at Gulley Law Firm was kind and extremely helpful to me during a tough time. I am thankful I chose Attorney Gulley.
Posted by Flora | October 17, 2012
A great Lawyer
I met Mr. Gulley in 2001. I was charged with aggraveted assault with a deadly weapon. Mr. Gulley represented me and I never spent 1 hr behind bars. I would recommend him to anyone. He is the best!
Posted by Erin | January 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10 would reccomend
James Gulley represented me for a ticket I received for distracted driving. He handled the case efficiently and did so in a great professional manner. Attorney Gulley was very nice and understanding. I would 10/10 recommend him to anyone who needs help for car accidents, tickets, DUI, DWI, and criminal defense cases.
Posted by Goeffrey | March 8, 2015
I would recommend Gulley Law Firm to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney in Memphis. Attorney Gulley was very professional and knowledgeable; he made me feel like he would help me to get the best possible result.


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gulley Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cordts & Gulley, PLLC
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Owner
  • Gulley Law Firm
  • 1994 - 2001


  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Rhodes College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Fairy Berry v. City of Memphis
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed $150,000.00 judgement was reasonable.
  • Lilia Morote v. Dowdy Almond
  • The jury awarded Mr. Gulley’s client $148,000.00 in damages.
  • Lynda Zimmerman v. Junior Food Store of West FL
  • The case settled in the middle of the trial in U.S. District Court for substantially more than had been offered prior to trial.
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  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the person to whom I refer any criminal defense inquiries."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is an excellent lawyer with over 20 years of experience in civil and criminal cases."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is a very capable and accomplished trial lawyer in both criminal law and personal injury. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He knows the criminal court system well and has established long term relationships with the lawyers and court personnel."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a great lawyer! He will work hard to ensure you receive effective legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. I have known him for many years and highly endorse him."
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Memphis Car accident Lawyer James McMurtry Gulley
James McMurtry Gulley
Car accident Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 29 years
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