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John David Willet

Arbitration Attorney at Memphis, TN

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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John Willet focuses his practice in the areas of construction, fidelity and surety, business law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He represents owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects and engineers throughout the construction process, including entity formation, licensing and registration, identification and management of risks, contracting, claims management and dispute resolution.

In the area of fidelity and surety law, Mr. Willet represents clients in connection with all types of bonds, including performance, payment, fidelity and various miscellaneous surety bonds. He assists owners, contractors and subcontractors with all types of bonding matters. Additionally, Mr. Willet represents sureties in pre-default investigations, project completion negotiations, ratification and takeover agreements and all facets of default.

Mr. Willet has represented clients in highly complex subrogation claims particular to the construction industry and has assisted insurers in pursuing claims against contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and other insurers to recover losses sustained as a result of design defects, construction defects and breaches of agreement. In addition to Mr. Willet’s construction law and surety practice, he represents clients in commercial matters and business litigation, providing services including contract drafting and negotiation, claims identification and resolution, business litigation, mediation and arbitration. Mr. Willet has substantial experience in complex construction and business litigation matters as well as representing clients before regulatory boards. He mediates construction and business disputes and is listed by the Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission as a Rule 31 civil mediator.

Mr. Willet was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 in the field of Litigation- Construction for the third year.

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John David Willet
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 800
Memphis, TN, 38120-1445


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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2014
I was very impressed with John's legal proficiency and his capability. He was highly responsive and his deep familiarity with construction law in Tennessee was extremely valuable. He disputed and proved wrong a false/exaggerated bond claim for my company.
Posted by Brian | February 27, 2013
Excellent Attorney! Highly recommended!!
We utilized Mr. Willet on a commercial construction matter with a substantial sum in dispute. He was highly knowledgeable and skillfully resolved our dispute. Most importantly, he was always focused on bringing about a cost-effective resolution of our dispute and did so in a very timely manner. He is honest, professional and dependable.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2013
John Is Awesome
John is an excellent attorney. The prior guy must be crazy. John always kept me informed and was a quality person as well as an great attorney. Both qualities I sought.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2012
Never use this one
Worst lawyer ever had...Charged more than promised and then let case drag on for years.


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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Evans Petree, PC
  • 2015 - Present


  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

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Memphis Arbitration Lawyer John David Willet
John David Willet
Arbitration Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 26 years