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J. William Coley - Knoxville, TN

617 W. Main Street Knoxville, TN 37902

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Updated: 06/03/2021

Knoxville Utility Law Lawyer

Overview

J. William Coley received his law degree with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1985. His practice is devoted primarily to utility representation across a broad range of legal issues, general litigation, and insurance representation. He is President of the Knoxville Bar Association...

About J. William Coley

Practice Areas

  • Utility Law
  • Contracts
  • Eminent Domain
  • General Liability Defense
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury - Defense
  • General Litigation

Litigation

  • 75%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Knoxville Bar Association, 2012 - Present (President)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1985
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
  • University of Tennessee
    B.S.

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Alpha Gamma Rho

Past Positions

  • Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, Managing Partner, 2004 - 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair, Campaign for Equal Justice, Legal Aid of E. Tennessee, 2006 - 2007

Achievements

Honors

  • Knoxville, Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012 - Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 - Administrative/Regulatory Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Cityview 2014 Top Knoxville Attorney - Environmental Law, Administrative Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2015 - Administrative/Regulatory Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Cityview 2015 Top Knoxville Attorney – Administrative Law, Environmental Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2016 - Administrative/Regulatory Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Cityview 2016 Top Knoxville Attorney - Administrative Law, Environmental Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2017 - Administrative/Regulatory Law; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Cityview 2017 Top Knoxville Attorney - Administrative Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2018 - Administrative/Regulatory Law; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation-Environmental; Litigation-Municipal
  • Cityview 2018 Top Knoxville Attorney - Environmental Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2019 - Administrative/Regulatory Law; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation-Environmental; Litigation-Municipal

Representative Clients

  • Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Farmers Insurance Exchange
  • Safeco Insurance Company

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Office Information

Address

617 W. Main Street Knoxville, TN 37902

Fax

  • 865-292-2321

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Yes

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