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James Estes Cocke

James Estes Cocke

East Ridge Legal - located in the heart of East Ridge, TN
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Employment Law...
  • Tennessee
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Estes has been practicing law since 1974. He started in Memphis, TN where he worked for the best criminal and personal injury lawyers in that City. He moved to Chattanooga in 1976 where he again worked under the tutelage of one of Chattanooga's premier criminal attorneys. In 1999 he joined ERMC and eventually became the Chief Legal Officer and Sr. Vice-President of that company. In that capacity he oversaw civil personal injury litigation in over 40 states and supervised up to 100 outside top-notch personal injury lawyers around the country, attending numerous trials and mediations regarding personal injury cases. In addition, he created the Human Resources department for that national company, and supervised the legal issues concerning that department for 17 years, attending various EEOC mediations around the country. He has worked to better his community of East Ridge, where he has lived and raised his family for 35 years, and served on the East Ridge Charter Committee and currently on the Industrial Development Board.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
6th Circuit
University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D. (1973) | Law
Attended on GI Bill
Honors: Tennessee Law Review; Dean of Law School Research Asst.; Am Jur Criminal Law Award
Vanderbilt University
B.A. (1968) | Business/Psychology
Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee # 2115
Tennesee Bar Associatin
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Chattanooga Bar Association
Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagements
Premises Liability issues, USA Law, San Diego, CAL
US Law
Premises Liability issues, USA Law, San Diego, CAL
US Law
Contact & Map
East Ridge Legal
4159 Ringgold Road, Suite 105
East Ridge, TN 37412
Telephone: (423) 498-2330
Cell: (423) 617-5459