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James Judkins


"Professionalism and Dedication are the hallmarks of my life."

Mr. Judkins always wanted to be a litigation attorney. He considers the practice of law his purpose in life and he holds himself to a very high professional and ethical standard. Mr. Judkins experience and success in the law extends prior to his graduation, when he won his first trial as an apprentice prosecutor. He has over twelve years of experience trying and winning all types of cases. His practice is centered around divorces, child custody and support, alimony, adoptions, probate, business law, personal injury and wrongful death, and criminal defense law matters. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a prelaw emphasis in History and a minor in Political Science. He is a graduate of the Nashville School of Law and is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Tennessee and the United States District Court, Middle District and the United States District Court, Eastern District. He is a member of the Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Associations. He is past president of the Upper Cumberland Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference, a member of the Tennessee Bar Association-Family Law Section, and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is the Municipal Judge for the City of Woodbury and has served as City Attorney. He has completed the Tennessee Judicial Academy for judges. Mr. Judkins participates in numerous legal seminars throughout the year and has taught at seminars in the past. He grew up working as a Nurseryman and has considerable experience in small business issues. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the First Methodist Church in Smithville, a Diplomat with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Republican Party. 

Based on a confidential survey of other attorneys in this area by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Mr. Judkins received an AV Rating. The A – is the mark of the highest rating of legal ability. The V – is the mark of the highest standards of legal ethics.

According to Martindale-Hubbell, “AV Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.”

In his free time, Mr. Judkins enjoys working and running his cattle farm.

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  • We listen and care

    Mr. Judkins was amazing! He took his time with my case and truly listened to the situation. I could not have asked for a better attorney. "
  • Compassionate Divorce Attorney

    "I couldn't have found a better place to get divorced!!! They were so nice to me. Every time I went in they listened told me the best thing to do. Even when I went in crying my eyes out they were understanding and helped me the best way!!! I would definitely recommend them to anybody." 
  • Outstanding Attorney

    Honest, firm, outstanding attorney and friend. Jim is knowledgeable and trustworthy. Thanks Jim for all you have done for me and my family. Congratulations councilor on all your new endeavors!!!!! 
  • Very Communicative Attorney

    Very communicative! Prices are very reasonable! Extremely helpful. Just all around great. AND way better results on our case than what we were originally thinking!! 10 stars!! ."
  • Hard Working Attorney

    "Jim Judkins is a fantastic person to start with. He works hard for the people he represents. I highly recommend him as an attorney."
  • He gave my family peace of mind

    A friend recommended Mr. Judkins to me based on work he had previously done for him. Needing to get my affairs in order for my family, I met with Mr. Judkins and he advised me accordingly. He explained the importance of having a living will and a durable power of attorney in place so that my wish...
  • Outstanding Attorney

    "I highly recommend using Jim Judkins. He did an outstanding job on my case. He was great about keeping in contact with me and keeping me informed of any information pertaining to my case. If you need a lawyer this is the one to get... I am extremely pleased with his services."  
  • Highly Recommend

    "Jim has walked through some pretty rough patches in my life and stood by and up for my family and I. He truly stood by us the entire process. I can't say enough about his staff. Friendly , courteous and very helpful. I would highly recommend James Judkins for any legal matters no matter the need...
  • Awesome Lawyer

    "Awesome! Great Lawyer!"
  • Great result

    "Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. Jim Judkins is a great attorney. He worked very hard and was able to get a great result for me and my family. Thanks again!"

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