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John P. "Jack" Wade
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81 Monroe Ave - 5th floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 624-0640
Fax: (901) 624-0650
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Super Lawyers named Jack as a "Rising Star" in 2012 and again in 2013.  This national rating service acts on peer evaluations, peer nominations, and independent research.  Consistently, his institutional and individual clients find him skilled in giving personal service.  He is a seasoned lawyer in personal injury and insurance matters.  He has significant experience in commercial, contract, construction, and employment litigation.  His courtroom experience extends to civil conspiracy claims, declaratory judgments, and bad faith claims.  Jack obtained an undergraduate in writing.  Before and during law school, he provided web design and hosting services to clients of his freelance business.

Education:
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, J.D., 2002
University of Tennessee--Knoxville, B.A., 1996

Examples of Jack's civil trial court successes:
Defense summary judgment in negligent supervision case involving 4-wheeler injury.
Defense summary judgment for property owner in case involving allegations of cranial injury to a child at a daycare.
Defense summary judgment for apartment complex alleged to have negligently maintained grounds.
Defense summary judgment  for beauty salon in premises liability case.
Dismissal of motor vehicle accident case on motion based on election of remedies and lack of standing to bring case.
Summary judgment for Defendant insurance company alleged to have impaired worker's compensation lien.
Granting of summary judgment in Federal Court in insurance coverage declaratory action.
Jury verdict exonerating commercial property owner in negligent security case brought by tenant/rape victim.
Favorable verdicts for clients in numerous accident cases involving contested liability and damages issues.
Verdict for defendant insurance agent in Chancery Court bench trial involving E&O claims against insurance agent for negligent failure to renew policy.
Reversal of summary judgment at Court of Appeals in premises liability case on grounds that private entity may have acted as a corporate alter-ego of a government entity or that an agency relationship existed between them.

Example of reported case:
Wells vs. Estes, 435 S.W.3rd 734(Tenn. Ct. App. 2013)

Practice Areas:
Insurance Defense
Personal Injury
Motor vehicle accidents
Premises liability
Insurance coverage
Construction litigation
Business disputes
Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions:
Tennessee, 2003
United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2004
Tennessee Court of Appeals, 2003

Professional Associations Memberships:
Claims Litigation Management Alliance