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James C. Wright - Knoxville, TN

2701 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919

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Updated: 08/18/2023

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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). 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...

About James C. Wright

Practice Areas

  • General Practice
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Business and Commercial
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Representative Clients

  • ACE Specialty Claims
  • CNA
  • Chartis
  • 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.


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

Other Affiliations

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


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1980
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: University of Tennessee Law Review
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1977
    Honors: summa cum laude

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi


Other Sources of Feedback About James C. Wright

Included on the 2023 Mid-South list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James C. Wright on Super Lawyers


  • Mid-South Super Lawyer
  • Knoxville’s Best Attorneys
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • One of the 10 Best Attorney's in Tennessee in Client Satisfaction
  • One of the Top 1% of Lawyers in America, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Client Distinction Award,
  • Client Distinction Award,

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Office Information


2701 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919


  • 865-637-3385

Payment Plans Accepted


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday



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

Representative Cases

  • Anthony v. Felknor & Cunningham ,(Tenn. Ct. App. (Legal Malpractice) )
  • Campbell County v. Brownlee-Kesterson, Inc. ,(Tenn. Ct. App. (Product Liability )
  • Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Fred S. Post ,(Tenn. Sup. Ct. (Insurance Law) )
  • Davis v. Indian Mountain Clinic ,(Tenn. Ct. App. (Medical Malpractice) )
  • Deaton v. Sensaboy ,(Tenn. Ct. App. (Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice) )
  • Jefferson County v. Celotex ,(Tenn. Ct. App.(Product Liability) )
  • Joe Chadwell v. Knox County ,(Tenn. Sup. Ct. (Environmental Law) )
  • K.M.C. Co., Inc. v. Irving Trust Co., 757 F.2d 752 (C.A.6 (Tenn.) 1985)
  • Lockett V. Blalock Construction ,(Tenn. Ct. App (Disc Costs/Prejudg. Intrst (Construction Law-Blasting) )
  • Ward v. Bush Construction ,(Tenn. Ct. App. (Construction; Tennessee One-Call) )
  • Wilson v. McCann Steel Corp. ,(Corporation Law )

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