James L. Weatherly Jr.

Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Phone:
615-988-4939
Fax:
615-635-0018
Email:

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce and Domestic relations law
  • Criminal law
  • Personal injury
  • Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. — 1975
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.S. — 1972

Cases Published In Federal And State Appellate Courts In Which Mr. Weatherly Has Served As Counsel

  • Ray v. State , 563 S.W.2d 218 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1977)
  • State v. Denami , 594 S.W.2d 747 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1979)
  • State v. Venable , 606 S.W.2d 298 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1980)
  • State v. Henderson , 620 S.W.2d 484 (Tenn. 1981)
  • State v. Gant , 622 S.W.2d 75 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1981)
  • Hellard v. State , 629 S.W.2d 4 (Tenn. 1982)
  • State v. Hardison , 705 S.W.2d 684 (Tenn.Cr.App. 1985)
  • State v. Johnson , 743 S.W.2d 154 (Tenn. 1987)
  • State v. Wright , 756 S.W.2d 669 (Tenn. 1988)
  • State v. Downs , 805 S.W.2d 762 (Tenn. 1991)
  • Daughtrey v. Campbell , 935 F.2d 780 (6th Cir. 1991)
  • Rayburn v. Hutton Stone, Inc. , 1992 WL 174258
  • Daughtrey v. Campbell , 33 F.3d 554 (6th Cir. 1994)
  • Teague v. State , 897 S.W.2d 248 (Tenn. 1995)
  • Towe v. Brock , 1996 WL 417109, 01A01-9602-CH-00084; No. 95-1856-III (Tenn. Ct. App. 1995)
  • Surber v. Cannon , 2001 WL 120735, M1998-00928-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 1998)
  • Smith v. Smith , 2001 WL 459108, M2000-01094-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Denton v. Hahn , 2004 WL 2083711, M2003-00342-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Rowan v. Rowan , 2005 WL 195117, M2003-01668-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Thym v. Thym , 2006 WL 47109, M2004-02389-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2004)
  • Shofner v. Shofner , 181 S.W.3d 703 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2004)
  • Houghland v. Houghland , 2006 WL 2080078, M2005-01770-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Shofner v. Shofner , 2006 WL 1501266, M2004-02619-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Shofner v. Shofner, 2007 WL 273646, M2005-02736-COA-CV-R3 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Pruitt v. Pruitt , 293 S.W.3d 537, M2007-01896-COA-R3-CV, (Tenn.Ct.App. 2008),
  • McKee v. McKee , 2010 WL 3245246, M2009-01502-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Nixon v. City of Murf. , 2010 WL 2730565, M2009-01347-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Telfer v. Telfer , 2013 WL 3379370, M2012-00691-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2013)
  • Wheeler v. Wheeler , 2014 WL 1512828, M2012-02154-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2014)

Honors And Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Nashville Bar Association, President, 1988
  • Nashville Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1985 - 1988
  • Nashville Bar Association, Chair, Criminal Courts and Long Range Planning Committee, 1990
  • Nashville Bar Association, Vice President, Barristers Club, 1981
  • Nashville Bar Association, Trustee, 2002 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 1985 - 1986
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1982 - 1987
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Nashville Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2008 - 2010
  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1992 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2014 - Present
  • National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, Defenders Board, 1984 - 1986

Past Employment Positions

  • 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's Office for Nashville, Metropolitan Public Defender, 1982 - 1986
  • Hollins, Wagster, Weatherly & Raybin, P.C., 1986 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Tennessee Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, Member, 1986 - 1993
  • Tennessee Supreme Court's Commission on Indigent Defense, Chairman, 2000 - 2001
  • Tennessee Supreme Court's Commission on Indigent Defense, Member, 1996 - 2001
  • The Sentencing Project, Washington, D.C., Board of Directors, 1986 - 1989
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, President of Board, 1996 - 1998
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, President of Board, 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, Vice-President, 1994 - 1996
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, Vice-President, 2010 - 2012
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, Board of Directors, 1991 - Present
  • Metropolitan Beer Permit Board, Chairman, 1992 - 1994
  • Metropolitan Beer Permit Board, Member, 1992 - 1997