James Humphreys is the chair of the firm’s Litigation practice group. While maintaining an active litigation practice between Knoxville, Tennessee, and Roanoke, Virginia, Mr. Humphreys routinely serves as co-counsel in litigated cases with attorneys from other law firms.

Born in Abingdon, Virginia, and raised in Wise, Virginia, Mr. Humphreys practiced law in Abingdon before joining the firm in 1990. He also holds a private pilot’s license.


DistinguishedSM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Tennessee Bar Association, member

Virginia Bar Association, member

Insurance Coverage Section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, former chairman

Defense Research Institute (DRI), member


J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1987

B.A., magna cum laude, Washington & Lee University, 1984


Tennessee, 1990

Virginia, 1987

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1991

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1987

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1987

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1990

James N. L. Humphreys