A recent Facebook entry from Sid Gilreath included a photo of him with ninety year old courtroom warrior, J.D. Lee of Madisonville on his birthday at his residence.
J.D. was one of the earliest presidents of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Tennessee’s only president of the American Trial Lawyers Association, unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate, and recognized as one of America’s premier trial lawyers.
Before I-75 was built U.S. Highway 411 was known as “Bloody 411,” a narrow two lane road that ran through J.D.’s home base of Madisonville and resulted in many automobile and tractor-trailer wrecks that J.D. acquired as clients.
He grew a reputation as a feared and highly competent trial lawyer who was always willing to share his knowledge and expertise with young and old lawyers.
When president of ATLA he travelled across the country in his twin engine Beechcraft Baron to speak at state and national seminars and to stand up and fight for the rights of injured and deceased parties and their families.
He was respected by plaintiff’s attorneys and feared by insurance defense lawyers. He was successful and made his reputation the old respected way----he earned it!
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