James Weatherly, Jr.James Weatherly

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce and Domestic Relations Law
  • Insurance



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PROFESSIONAL LISTINGS

EDUCATION

  • University of Tennessee (B.S., 1972; J.D., 1975).

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Supreme Court of the State of Tennessee

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
    • Instructor of Clinical Education, 1975-1977
  • Metropolitan Public Defender's Office for Nashville
    • Senior Assistant Public Defender, 1978-1982
    • Metropolitan Public Defender, 1982-1986
  • Hollins, Wagster, Weatherly & Raybin, P.C., 1986-2009
  • Weatherly, McNally & Dixon, PLC, 2009-Present

BAR AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Nashville Bar Association
    • President, 1988
    • Board of Directors, 1985-1988, 2008-2010
    • Chair, Criminal Courts and Long Range Planning Committee, 1990
    • Vice President, Barristers Club, 1981  
    • Trustee, Nashville Bar Association, 2002-present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • President, 1985-1986
    • Board of Directors, 1982-1987
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Legal Aid and Defenders Association Defenders Board, 1984-1986

COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS

  • Tennessee Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and Specialization
    • Member, 1986-1993
  • Tennessee Supreme Court's Commission on Indigent Defense
    • Chairman, 2000-2001
    • Member, 1996-2001
  • Sentencing Project, Washington, D.C.
    • Board of Directors, 1986-1989
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
    • President of Board, 1996-1998
    • Vice-President, 1994-1996, 2010-Present
    • Board of Directors, 1991-present
  • Metropolitan Beer Permit Board
    • Chairman, 1992-1994
    • Member, 1992-97

CASES PUBLISHED IN FEDERAL AND STATE APPELLATE COURTS IN WHICH MR. WEATHERLY HAS SERVED AS COUNSEL

  • Daughtrey v. Campbell, 33 F.3d 554 (6th Cir. 1994)
  • Daughtrey v. Campbell, 935 F.2d 780 (6th Cir. 1991)
  • Teague v. State, 897 S.W.2d 248 (Tenn. 1995)
  • State v. Downs, 805 S.W.2d 762 (Tenn. 1991)
  • State v. Wright, 756 S.W.2d 669 (Tenn. 1988)
  • State v. Johnson, 743 S.W.2d 154 (Tenn. 1987)
  • State v. Hardison, 705 S.W.2d 684 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1985)
  • Hellard v. State, 629 S.W.2d 4 (Tenn. 1982)
  • State v. Henderson, 620 S.W.2d 484 (Tenn. 1981)
  • State v. Gant, 622 S.W.2d 75 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1981)
  • State v. Venable, 606 S.W.2d 298 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1980)
  • State v. Denami, 594 S.W.2d 747 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1979)
  • Ray v. State, 563 S.W.2d 218 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1977)

CASES IN THE NEWS

ARTICLES, MEMOS & BRIEFS

  • Negligent Acts of Subcontractors
  • Change of Child Custody
  • Increase in Child Support
  • Marital Dissolution Agreement If the Agreement Is Not Incorporated and Merged in the Divorce Decree
  • Construction of Dwelling Litigation
  • Duty of Care in Civil Action
  • Premises Liability
  • Judicial Use Immunity on Defense Witness
  • Motion to Recuse the District Attorney Generals Office
  • Sentencing Memorandum ( State Criminal Case)

Certifications of Specialization are available to Tennessee lawyers in all areas of practice relating to or included in the areas of Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Family Law. Listing of related or included practice areas herein does not constitute or imply a representation of certification of specialization.

 

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