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James Kelly Giffen - Knoxville, TN

2701 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919

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Updated: 08/18/2023

Knoxville Business Formation Lawyer

About James Kelly Giffen

Practice Areas

  • Business Formation
  • Commercial Law
  • Bankruptcy Law


  • 5%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel, since August 1, 2014


Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1967
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972

Other Affiliations

  • Knoxville Bar Association, 1967 - Present (Member)
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 1967 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association, 1967 - Present (Member)
  • Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, 1983 - Present (Member)
  • Bijou Theatre Center, 1984 - 1990 (Member)
  • Knoxville Housing Corporation of Kappa Sigma, 1968 - 2002 (Member)
  • Dogwood Arts Festival, 1989 - 1994 (Member)
  • Scarabbean Senior Society (Member)
  • Tennessee Bankers Association Joint Uniform Commercial Code Revised Article 9 Study Committee
  • Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, 1983 - 1995 (Member)
  • Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, 2002 - Present (Board of Directors)
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law Alumni Advisory Council, 1994 - 1997 (Member)
  • Dean's Circle, 1997 - Present (Member)


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1967
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1966
    B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Economics

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Past Positions

  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Contract Drafting, - 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, Certified Mediator
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
  • James K. Giffen Law, Owner


Other Sources of Feedback About James Kelly Giffen

Included on the 2013 Mid-South list

Past Lists

  • 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James Kelly Giffen on Super Lawyers


  • Scarabbean Senior Society


Office Information


2701 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919


  • 865-637-3385

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

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