Your Trusted Tennessee General Practice Law Firm
Dedicated Dyersburg lawyers protecting your rights, recovery and legacy
Jones, Hamilton & Lay, PLC has provided the highest quality, responsive and cost-effective legal services to individuals and businesses since 1932. The firm, founded by the late M. Watkins Ewell, Sr., is now carried on by skilled attorneys who are equally dedicated to the belief that clients deserve quality service and personal attention. We have earned the respect of clients and the legal community of Tennessee. Members of this firm have achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell - a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism, and ethical standards.
Jones, Hamilton & Lay, PLC delivers big-firm capability with small-firm personal attention and service whether you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, have suffered a life-changing injury in a car accident, or are protecting your family and assets with an estate plan. We tailor our legal services to provide practical legal solutions for the varied issues faced by you or your business. We strive to help clients achieve goals, while maximizing opportunities and overcoming obstacles. Our experienced attorneys and efficient, pleasant staff take care of you from the initial consultation to the completion of your legal matter. We work hard to exceed our client's expectations through diligence, effort and professionalism.
Each of the current partners of Jones, Hamilton, & Lay, PLC has more than 25 years of experience with proven results in a wide range of practice areas including the following:
-Estate planning and administration
We are adept at representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all courts, state and federal. Litigation has been a strength of the firm since its inception.
Proudly serving clients in the entire West Tennessee area
Jones, Hamilton & Lay, PLC represents individuals and businesses throughout the West Tennessee cities and communities of:
202 South Main Street
Dyersburg, TN 38025
Aggressive Dyersburg Personal Injury Lawyers
The personal injury lawyers at Jones, Hamilton & Lay, PLC have successfully helped injured clients recover just compensation for losses and damages resulting from:
-Auto and Truck accidents
-Unsafe work conditions
-Social Security Disability claims
Personal injury claims are those in which the victim suffers physical or psychological injury directly resulting from another person's negligence. We employ a practical, professional approach to ensure our clients obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Through our extensive civil litigation experience, our knowledge, and our skills at settlement negotiations, we obtain the best possible recovery for our clients.
At Jones, Hamilton & Lay, PLC, the client's interests are our priority. We provide personalized and professional legal guidance at every step of a client's case, keeping clients updated on their cases' progress and fully informing them about the legal strategy and recovery options available.
Subject matter experts to help with your case
We may consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. With the assistance of physicians, trauma doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts, we can negotiate the best possible settlements. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony.
The importance of immediately seeking help
Tennessee law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to file your claim by the crucial statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, we are able to collect valuable evidence and interview witnesses while their memories are fresh.
James A. Hamilton III is a Member of Jones, Hamilton & Lay, PLC. He has been associated with the firm since 1982. Mr. Hamilton received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1978 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.
Mr. Hamilton handles matters in the area of civil litigation, with emphasis on personal injury, employment law and medical malpractice defense. He was admitted to practice by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1982. Mr. Hamilton has also been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has also been approved as a Rule 31 Mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Mr. Hamilton is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Dyer County Bar Association. He is a Fellow in the Tennessee Bar Foundation. Mr. Hamilton is currently serving as a member of the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and as a Hearing Committee Member for the Board of Professional Responsibility.
Mr. Hamilton is active in the Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church and presently serves as an Elder. He is a former Chairman of the McIver's Grant Public Library Board and currently serves as a Director of First South Bank Advisory Board.
Selected reported cases:
-Willis v. Willis, 62 S.W.3d 735 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2001)
-Puckett v. Roberson, 183 S.W.3d 643 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2005)
Certifications of Specialization are available to Tennessee lawyers in all areas of practice relating to or included in the areas of civil trial, criminal trial, business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, creditor's rights, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, elder law, estate planning and family law. Listing of related or included practice areas herein does not constitute or imply a representation or certification of specialization.
Awards and honors
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell - a widely respected mark of achievement signifying quality legal work, professionalism and solid ethical standards
-Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation