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James Cortney

James Cortney "Cort" Sikes

Partner -- The Law Firm of Wykoff & Sikes
  • Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Family Law ...
  • Tennessee
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I am a trial attorney and Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator based in Knoxville, Tennessee. I represent clients in counties throughout East Tennessee and the Mid-State. I focus my practice on helping clients pursue their Social Security disability benefits, serious personal bodily injury cases (including car, motorcycle, truck, and premises liability), all areas of family law (child support cases, child custody, divorce cases, visitation cases, and family law mediation) bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, and criminal defense.

I began my practice in 2005 and since that time have fought for clients in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings. I am also a certified and practicing Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator and work to negotiate agreements that benefit my clients everyday.

If you are in need of an attorney who can answer your questions, prepare a winning strategy for your case, and deliver results that will benefit you, call me anytime.

Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Social Security Disability
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Juvenile Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
  • Free Consultation
    15-phone consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Wykoff & Sikes, PLLC
- Current
Sexton & Wykoff
CLE Committee
Knoxville Bar Association
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
J.D. (2005)
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
B.S. (2002)
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Client Champion
Selected: 2018-2020
5.0 Rated
Top Attorney
Client Choice Award
Professional Associations
Knoxville Bar Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
In Chambers with Judge John Rosson, New Lawyer Series, Knoxville
Knoxville Bar Association
In Chambers with Judge Tim Irwin, New Lawyer Series, Knoxville
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In Chambers with Magistrate Michael Fortune, New Lawyer Series, Knoxville
Knoxville Bar Association
How to Get and Keep Clients, Small Law Firm Practice Toolkit CLE Series, Knoxville
Knoxville Bar Association
Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator
Tennessee Supreme Court -- Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
135 Fox Road, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37922
Telephone: (865) 320-9444
Fax: (877) 288-7152