The law firm of Weatherly & Dixon PLLC and its partners, James L. Weatherly and Jacqueline B. Dixon, have merged their practices with Lewis Thomason, P.C., announced Lisa Ramsay Cole, President and Managing Shareholder for the statewide firm.
With more than 40 years of legal experience, Weatherly began his career with a focus on criminal law and served as the elected Public Defender for Metro Nashville-Davidson County from 1982-86 before practicing over twenty years with the firm of Hollins, Wagster & Yarbrough. His practice now includes criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and general civil litigation.
He has been recognized by “Best Lawyers” for twenty years and has been listed in “Super Lawyers” for more than 10 years. Weatherly has served as President of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1986); President of the Nashville Bar Association (1988); and President of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee (1992-1994). He serves on several professional and community boards and serves as Chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee.
He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law and holds a B.S. from the University of Tennessee.
Dixon is a trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience in the areas of family law, wills, estates, probate, personal injury, and other types of civil litigation as well as appellate work. She is also a family law mediator.
Dixon has been recognized as a Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” four times. She is a past president of the Tennessee Bar Association. She serves as treasurer of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and vice-chair of the Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program Commission. She is a founding board member of A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee and just completed a two-year term as president. She is a member of Green Hills Rotary and an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church.
Dixon earned her J.D. at the University of Tennessee College of Law and holds a B.S. in business from Carson-Newman University.