Attorney James L. Widrig, or more commonly known as “Jim Widrig”, was born in Upstate NY. in a small town called Yorkshire, NY. He went to college in east Tennessee at Carson-Newman College. After college Jim attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley in Lansing, Michigan.

Attorney Jim Widrig practices in all of Middle Tennessee and his main office is located in downtown Nashville. James Widrig founded the law office of Widrig Law PLLC in February of 2007 with the goal to fight for individuals during the most difficult times of their lives. In 2011 James L Widrig was voted one of the Best Lawyers in Nashville by the readers of the Nashville Scene. In 2014 Attorney James Widrig was named by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) as one of the “Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Tennessee” for 2014. The attorneys that make the NAFLA list have to first be nominated by a licensed practicing attorney. Second, the NAFLA research staff verifies that they meet the minimum requirements of membership. Then they have to be one of 50 attorneys chosen to advance to the final selection stage by the NAFLA processing committee and finally they have to be selected by the NAFLA Board of Governors as the “TOP 10”.

Widrig Law mainly represents clients in family law, divorce, DUI, probate, personal injury Workers Compensation, and criminal law matters.

Jim Widrig is licensed in Tennessee and is admitted in all State Trial Courts of Tennessee, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Jim Widrig tries to take a personal, relaxed, and friendly approach with all of his clients. If you need legal representation who will not treat you as a number but treat you with respect and as a friend then Jim Widrig is the attorney you are looking for.

Community Involvement

Jim has been an active member of the community. In 2009 he helped organize and plan the SouthNashDash 5k run/walk race that has become a wonderful yearly event in south Nashville.

Jim was the President of his Homeowners Association in 2011 and 2012 and served as the Vice-President in 2010.


  • Thomas M Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI - J.D. - 2005

    Graduated with law degree in just over 2 years Deans list (4 separate semesters) Honors Scholarships for several semesters Concentration in General, Solo, and Small Firm Practice

  • Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN - B.A. - 2002


Professional Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association

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