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About James Friauf
About James Friauf & his office

About James Friauf

James Friauf is a native of Franklin, Tennessee and received his undergraduate degree at Middle Tennessee State University in 2005 before attending the University of Richmond School of Law, where he graduated in 2008. He has practiced law for two of the most prominent Memphis and Knoxville law firms and he served as Labor Counsel to the United States Army. Although James has represented large corporations and insurance companies in the past, he now focuses his practice on assisting individuals in matters that are most important to them as well as assisting charities and nonprofit organizations achieve their mission. James is married to his wife Shanon, who is a Knoxville native, and they have two pets, a Westie (Chloe) and a Siamese cat (Jack). The couple welcomed their first child, Alex in May of 2016.

Membership and Activities:

James Friauf is heavily involved in the bar associations, such as the Knoxville Bar Association, as well as other state and federal bar associations. He is a member of:

Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Phi Theta Kappa
Tennessee Squire
Tennessee Achieves Mentor


Every lawyer is required to be licensed in their state, as well as specific courts. James Friauf is certified to handle cases for many different types of court in Tennessee. This requirement gives James Friauf the ability to handle a variety of different levels of court cases in different areas of Tennessee.

State of Tennessee
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee