James N. L. Humphreys

1212 North Eastman Road

Kingsport, TN 37664

Phone: (423) 378-8862


Practice Emphasis:

  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Opinions and Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation


  • B.A., Washington & Lee University (1984) (Magna Cum Laude)
  • J.D., Washington & Lee University (1987)


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.

Awards, Recognition, Achievements:

  • DistinguishedSM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2019

Professional & Civic Involvement:

  • Tennessee Bar Association, member
  • Virginia Bar Association, member
  • University of Virginia’s College at Wise, board member
  • Insurance Coverage Section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, former chairman


  • 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 Humphreys

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