Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC

617 W. Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States
Phone: (865) 292-2307
Fax: (865) 292-2321
Email: sbarrett@hdclaw.com

J. William Coley

Lawyer J. William ColeyMember
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone: 865-292-2307
Fax: 865-292-2321

Email: [email protected]
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J. William Coley received his law degree with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1985. His practice is devoted primarily to utility representation across a broad range of legal issues, general litigation, and insurance representation. He is President of the Knoxville Bar Association.  He is a past president of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer Division, a member of the American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. He enjoys family and outdoor activities.

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Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 75 percent of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

Representative Clients

  • Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Farmers Insurance Exchange

Honors and Awards

  • Knoxville, Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012 – Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 – Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Cityview 2014 Top Knoxville Attorney – Environmental Law, Administrative Law
  • Best Lawyers in America 2015 – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Cityview 2015 Top Knoxville Attorney – Administrative Law, Environmental Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

Past Employment Positions

  • Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC, Managing Partner, 2004 – 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair, Campaign for Equal Justice, Legal Aid of E. Tennessee, 2006 – 2007

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Alpha Gamma Rho