Gov. Lee Appoints James Haltom to the Claims Commission

Friday, August 09, 2019 | 03:30pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed James Haltom to the Tennessee Claims Commission for the Middle Division. 

“I am proud to appoint James to the Claims Commission and value both his legal expertise and service to our country,” said Lee. “He will do an outstanding job in this role and we welcome him to the commission.”

Haltom is a litigation partner in the Nashville office of the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, where he represents clients in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. His practice focuses on resolving complex business litigation, commercial disputes, and financial services litigation.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Mississippi School of Law, Haltom has been recognized for his community involvement as a recipient of the President’s Award from the Nashville Bar Association and recently the Nashville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list.  In addition, he currently serves a Major in the Tennessee Army National Guard and previously served as a combat officer in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Haltom resides in Nashville with his wife Claire Cowart Haltom, a partner with the law firm of Baker Donelson.