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Mr. James Charles Wright

Mr. James Charles Wright

Butler, Vines and Babb
  • Personal Injury, Business Law, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • Tennessee
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Biography

Mr. Wright was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He attended Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1977); the University of Tennessee (J.D., 1980). He was honored with the Order of the Coif and served on the Tennessee Law Review. Mr. Wright's father was a lawyer so he grew up working in his Dad's office. He is admitted to the United Supreme Court Bar as well as all Tennessee State and Federal Courts. He is also admitted before the Sixth Circuit and Fourth Circuit Bar as well as the U.S. Court of Claims. His practice is varied covering a broad spectrum of matters. Author credits include: Tennessee Current Legal Summaries. Co-Author: Avoiding Environmental Liability in Tennessee; Hazardous Waste in Tennessee. Mr. Wright was the Distinguished Alumni Speaker - University of Tennessee College of Law 2008 Commencement. He has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer and has been selected and listed in a listing of Knoxville's best attorneys. He is AV rated and has been selected as one of the 10 best attorney's in Tennessee in client satisfaction. He has also been selected as one of the top 1% of lawyers in America by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. The firm as a whole has been noted as a U.S. News Best Law Firms in America and as a top law firm in Fortune Magazine. Mr. Wright is a past Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section. He has been on the Executive Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association Section on Environmental Law since the founding of the Section and is a past Chair of the Section. He is the Co-Chair of the Knoxville Bar Association Environmental Law Section. Mr. Wright served as lead State Chair for Tennessee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and as an Education Committee Chair. Mr. Wright is a member of the American Inns of Court - Hamilton Burnett Chapter.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Environmental Law
    Insurance Defense
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fee arrangements are negotiable with the client to meet the client's needs. Work can be done on an hourly basis, by the project or task or on a contingent fee or cost savings basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Butler, Vines and Babb
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Education
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
J.D.
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Honors: Order of the Coif Graduate
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
J.D.
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Honors: Order of the Coif Graduate
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America listing
U.S. News and World Reports
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
The AV rating is the highest rating awarded. This based upon reviews by lawyers and judges.
Top 1% of Lawyers in America
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Top 1% of Lawyers in America
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Mid-South Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Member
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Activities: Mr. Wright has served: Education Committee and as a State Chair. Mr.Wright also has a CLMP designation from CLM. He has spoken at the annual conference.
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Tennessee State Bar  # 009285
Member
- Current
Activities: Mr. Wright has was a founding member of the Environmental Law Section. He has also served as The Chair of the Section Mr. Wright has also chaired the Section on Torts and Insurance Practice.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Tennessee Current Legal Summaries
Butler, Vines and Babb
Speaking Engagements
Ethics Update, Show of the South, Chattanooga
TBA
Moderated a three hour ethics update.
Certifications
CLMP
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
286 Questions Answered
Q. I work for a restoration contracting franchise can we bring civil litigation against an insurance carrier that owes us $
A: If the insurer had agreed to pay for your work as opposed to the insured then the insurer may be liable. If your contract/ agreement is with the insured- and the insurer is supposed to pay the insured- then your customer may have to pursue the insurer and your remedy may be against your customer- the answer will really depend on your contract and who you contracted with.
Q. If I have a verbal agreement to vacate and the landlord is aware do I have to sign a contract still?
A: Sometimes people can remember verbal agreements differently - If you signed a lease on the front end, it would be best to clearly set out in a writing how the lease ends as to you. This would include your roommate -as you don't want either making a claim against you later.
Q. If contract to sell states property as is, does that include washer and dryer?
A: The term "as is" really relates to whether the seller is making any warranties or representations- not what is staying o going at the property. This really comes down to whether there is a paragraph in the contract that speaks to what is staying or not. A washer and dryer would generally not be considered a fixture to the real estate. They can be unplugged and taken out without damaging the property. As a result unless the contract specifically refers to what happens with appliances- then they the washer and dryer may not have conveyed. BUT this is really subject to the terms and language of the Contract. and the surrounding documents- look at the listing documents- does it refer to the washer and dryer. You should consult with an attorney.
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Contact & Map
Main Office- East Tennessee/ Smoky Mountains Location
2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Telephone: (865) 637-3531
Fax: (865) 637-3385
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Butler, Vines and Babb
Memphis- West Tennessee
41 Diana St.
Memphis , TN 38104
Telephone: (865) 637-3531
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
108 N. Spring St.
Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Telephone: (865) 637-3531
Fax: (865) 637-3385
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed