James “Jimmy” D. Lawson

Jimmy Lawson currently owns his own practice, James D. Lawson, P.C., located in Lakeland (Shelby County), Tennessee since March, 2013 to present.  His practice emphasizes construction law, construction litigation, insurance defense and issues of insurance coverage.  Prior to obtaining his license to practice law in Tennessee, he was an associate (1986-1994) and a partner (1994-2008) at Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd., in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He then was associated with the Law Offices of William M. Jeter, PLLC, in Memphis, Tennessee (July, 2008-February, 2013). Over his twenty-seven (27) year career as an attorney, he has handled a wide variety of civil cases, representing plaintiffs and defendants, in state and federal courts in Arkansas and Tennessee.  He resides in Lakeland, Tennessee, is currently licensed and practices law in Arkansas and Tennessee, and is certified as a general civil mediator in both states as well.


  • Graduate of Lonoke High School, Lonoke, AR:  1979
  • B.S. Degree in Political Science, University of Central Arkansas:  1983
  • J.D. Degree from UALR School of Law:  1986

Mediation Training

  • 40 Hour Civil Mediation Training Course offered by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute in Germantown, Tennessee:  January, 2012
  • Advanced Attorney-Mediation Training offered by the Association of Attorney Mediators, Kansas City, MO; April, 2013

Work History

  • Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd., One Riverfront Place, Suite 800, North Little Rock, Arkansas:    August, 1986 – June, 2008
  • Law Offices of William M. Jeter, PLLC, 35 Union Avenue, Suite 300, Memphis, Tennessee:    July, 2008 – February, 2013
  • James D. Lawson, P.C. – March, 2013 to the present

Admitted to Practice

All courts of the State of Arkansas and Tennessee; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts; U. S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 8th Circuits

Past and Present Memberships

Pulaski County Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association (Construction Law Section); Memphis Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; Mid-South Football Officials Association

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