Meet the Barrister – Jimmy Duckworth

A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer

Lewis Thomason: What do you want your legacy to be?
Jimmy Duckworth: To be loved and respected by my family.

Lewis Thomason: What is one thing on your bucket list and why?
Jimmy Duckworth: I would love to attend each leg of the Triple Crown. I love horse racing and all of the drama that comes with it.

Lewis Thomason: What motivates you?
Jimmy Duckworth: Stories of redemption and underdogs prevailing. I love David vs. Goliath stories.

Lewis Thomason: What’s the best advice you ever received?
Jimmy Duckworth: When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Lewis Thomason: My biggest “pet peeve” is ________________.
Jimmy Duckworth: This is a tie between arrogant lawyers and people driving slow in the left lane.

Lewis Thomason: What’s the last concert you went to?
Jimmy Duckworth: Slayer. It was awesome.

Lewis Thomason: What is something that is popular now that annoys you?
Jimmy Duckworth: Over sized water bottles. Yes, I see you are drinking water. Congratulations on being hydrated.

Lewis Thomason: What is one of the most memorable moments in your life so far?
Jimmy Duckworth: Graduating from Marine Corps Boot Camp, Paris Island.

Lewis Thomason: What is the most interesting thing you see out of your office?
Jimmy Duckworth: The rooftop of one of the buildings outside of my window use to be tennis courts. The nets are no longer up so now it just looks like a series of large green squares surrounded by a tall fence. I think it would make a great kickball field.

Lewis Thomason: What is one thing you will never do again?
Jimmy Duckworth: Take another bar exam.


James D. DuckworthJimmy Duckworth is an associate attorney in the firm’s Memphis office. His civil practice is focused in the areas of healthcare liability, personal injury, and general civil trial work. Mr. Duckworth is also a member of the firm’s construction law and workers’ compensation practice groups.

Mr. Duckworth has a particular interest in criminal defense and has played an active role in expanding the firm’s criminal law practice group. He has successfully defended clients in state and federal court. He handles a wide range of criminal matters ranging from state misdemeanor charges such as DUI, domestic assault, and drug possession, to federal with-collar crimes.

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