About James Friauf

James’s hobbies include rattling off obscure movie quotes and tormenting the office staff with various electronic gadgets. If you haven’t seen Star Wars, don’t tell him. A self-proclaimed nerd, James used to be a robot himself. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, James began his legal career representing large corporations and insurance companies at prominent law firms in East and West Tennessee before serving as Labor Counsel to the United States Army. Fortunately, James has re-claimed his humanity and now devotes both his practice and his life to a cause he holds near and dear to his heart: “Helping Everyday People and Those Who Serve Everyday People.” With a passion for employment law and civil rights litigation, James is more than a voice for the voiceless; he recognizes the power of letting people speak for themselves. Simply put, James is definitely someone you want in your corner. You will be hard-pressed to find another person more dedicated to your cause. To put it in his own words, “Since I’ve opened this firm, I’ve never had to ‘work’ a day in my life.”

“Helping Everyday People and Those Who Serve Everyday People.”

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Membership and Activities:

James Friauf is heavily involved in the legal and civic community, including his membership with the Knoxville Bar Association, as well as other state and federal bar associations and civic organizations. 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 home state, as well as admitted to practice in certain courts and before certain agencies. James Friauf is licensed to handle cases for his clients in all state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as state and federal appellate courts, and before state and federal agencies.


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