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James A. Haltom

Partner

One Nashville Place
150 Fourth Avenue, North
Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37219
james.haltom@nelsonmullins.com

James Haltom is a combat veteran and experienced trial attorney who focuses on resolving complex business litigation, commercial disputes, and financial services litigation. Mr. Haltom has tried multi-day trials in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and regularly represents clients in state and federal appellate courts. 

James Haltom is a combat veteran and experienced trial attorney who focuses on resolving complex business litigation, commercial disputes, and financial services litigation. Mr. Haltom has tried multi-day trials in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and regularly represents clients in state and federal appellate courts. 

James Haltom is a combat veteran and experienced trial attorney who focuses on resolving complex business litigation, commercial disputes, and financial services litigation. Mr. Haltom has tried multi-day trials in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and regularly represents clients in state and federal appellate courts. 

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Litigates cases across Tennessee in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts
  • Resolves claims and disputes through early resolution methods including workouts, agreed orders, and mediations
  • Represents bank and lenders in distressed loans and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Defends insurance companies concerning coverage under commercial, liability, life, and title insurance policies
    • Tried multimillion-dollar life insurance dispute
    • Obtained dismissal of multimillion-dollar rating classification dispute
  • Litigates consumer financial services and lender liability cases, including matters involving the following:
    • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB")
    • Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act compliance
    • Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA")
    • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA")
    • Mortgage foreclosure and documentation issues
    • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA")
    • Tennessee Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA")
    • Truth in Lending Act ("TILA")
    • Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC")
  • Represents companies in contract law disputes, including the following:
    • Commercial landlord-tenant disputes
    • Breach of contract claims
    • Partnership and business agreement disputes
    • Real estate and property litigation
  • Resolves business disputes involving common law claims, including the following:
    • Breach of fiduciary duty
    • Conversion and fraud
    • Negligence
    • Tortious interference

Previous Professional Experience

  • Teach for America: Mississippi Delta Region (2003-2004)

Education

  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, JD
    • President, Law School Student Body
    • Member, Mississippi Law Journal
    • Member, Moot Court Board
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
    • President, Order of the Old Well (honor society) 

Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Member, Federal Court Practice Committee
    • Member, Circuit and Chancery Court Practice Committee
    • Co-Chair, Veterans' Committee
  • American Inns of Court, Hon. Harry Phillips chapter (2013-2015)
  • Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee
  • Chairman, National Executive Council, Chi Psi Fraternity
  • Board of Directors, Operation Stand Down Tennessee (2011-2014)
  • Board of Trustees, ex-officio, Andrew Jackson Foundation (2012-2014)
  • Chair, Young Jacksonian Society (Special Committee of the Andrew Jackson Foundation) (2012-2014)
  • Member, Rising Leaders Board, Teach for America – Nashville (2014-2015)
  • Army National Guard (2002 – Present)
    • Commissioned Officer (Major)
    • Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005)
    • Recipient, Combat Action Badge
    • Graduate, Armor Officers Basic Course
    • Graduate, Infantry Captains Career Course
    • Graduate, Command and General Staff College
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