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James C. Wright

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Partner since 1987
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 637-3385

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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) Order of the Coif, Law Review.

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.

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 in Knoxville's Best Lawyers

Mr. Wright serves as 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 President of the Knoxville Legal Aid Society (three terms).

Mr. Wright serves 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.

Representative Clients, Insurers and Third-Party Administrators:

ACE Specialty Claims
Dean Foods
Family Brands International
Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc.
Frito-Lay, Inc.

Gallagher Bassett

One Beacon Insurance
Pepsi Related Entities
Sedgwick CMS
Shaner Group
Wampler's Farm Sausage Co., Inc.


Areas of Practice

  • General Practice
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Business and Commercial

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: University of Tennessee Law Review
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1977

Published Works

  • Tennessee: Current Legal Summaries
  • Avoiding Environmental Liability in Tennesse; Hazardous Waste in Tennessee (Co-Author)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Knoxville Legal Aid Society
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Inns of Court - Hamilton Burnett Chapter


  • Phi Delta Phi
Office Locations

East Tennessee
2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-622-7720
Fax: 865-637-3385
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Middle Tennessee
108 N Spring Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-442-7491
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West Tennessee
(Of Counsel)
243 Exchange Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
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