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Mr. James Charles Wright

Butler, Vines and Babb
Contact: 865.637.3531
Law Schools: University of Tennessee - Knoxville
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Jurisdictions: Tennessee
6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

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About Mr. James Charles Wright
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 was admitted to the Tennessee, Sixth Circuit and Fourth Circuit Bar in 1981. Author credits include: Tennessee Current Legal Summaries. Co-Author: Avoiding Environmental Liability in Tennessee; Hazardous Waste in Tennessee; Distinguished Alumni Speaker - University of Tennessee College of Law 2008. 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 also the Co-Chair of the Knoxville Bar Association Environmental Law Section, the Past President of the Knoxville Legal Aid Society (three terms), and is a past Director of Knoxville Montessori School. Notable cases include: Joe Chadwell v. Knox County, Tenn. Sup. Ct. (Environmental Law); Davis v. Indian Mountain Clinic, Tenn. Ct. App. (Medical Malpractice); Deaton v. Sensaboy, Tenn. Ct. App. (Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice); Anthony v. Felknor and Cunningham, Tenn. Ct. App. (Legal Malpractice); Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. Fred S. Post, Tenn. Sup. Ct. (Insurance Law); Campbell County v. Brownlee-Kesterson, Inc., Tenn. Ct. App. (Product Liability); Jefferson County v. Celotex, Tenn. Ct. App. (Product Liability); Lockett v. Blalock Construction.

Areas of Practice:

Corporate and Banking
Environmental Law & Toxic Torts
Products Liability
Lender Liability
Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice & Medical Devices
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
Education:
University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1980
J.D.
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Review: University of Tennessee Law Review


Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1977
B.S.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude


Published Works:
Tennessee: Current Legal Summaries


Avoiding Environmental Liability in Tennesse; Hazardous Waste in Tennessee (Co-Author)


Representative Cases:
Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Fred S. Post (Tenn. Sup. Ct. (Insurance Law))
K.M.C. Co., Inc. v. Irving Trust Co., 757 F.2d 752 (C.A.6 (Tenn.) 1985)
Anthony v. Felknor & Cunningham (Tenn. Ct. App. (Legal Malpractice))
Joe Chadwell v. Knox County (Tenn. Sup. Ct. (Environmental Law))
Davis v. Indian Mountain Clinic (Tenn. Ct. App. (Medical Malpractice))
Deaton v. Sensaboy (Tenn. Ct. App. (Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice))
Campbell County v. Brownlee-Kesterson, Inc. (Tenn. Ct. App. (Product Liability)
Jefferson County v. Celotex (Tenn. Ct. App.(Product Liability))
Lockett V. Blalock Construction (Tenn. Ct. App - Disc Costs/Prejudg. Intrst (Construction Law-Blasting))
Wilson v. McCann Steel Corp. ((Corporation Law))
Ward v. Bush Construction ((Tenn. Ct. App. (Construction; Tennessee One-Call))
Representative Clients:
CNA
Pepsi Bottling Group
Frito-Lay, Inc.
Sedgwick CMS
Wampler's Farm Sausage, Incorporated
Family Brands International
Shaner Group
References:
Wamplers Farm Sausage
Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.
Frito Lay, Inc.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Tennessee Bar Association, Section on Environmental Law, 2003 - 2004
Member, Past Chair, Executive Committee


Knoxville Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Co-Chair


Knoxville Legal Aid Society
Past President (Three Terms)


Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Delta Phi
Birth Information:
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee 
6th Circuit 
U.S. Supreme Court 
Professional Experience
Partner, Butler, Vines and Babb
-Current
Education
University of Tennessee - KnoxvilleJ.D.
Honors: Order of the Coif Graduate
University of Tennessee - KnoxvilleJ.D.
Honors: Order of the Coif Graduate
Professional Associations
Member, Tennessee State Bar
Current

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East Tennessee/ Smoky Mountains Location
2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
USA
Telephone: 865.637.3531
Fax: 865.637.3385