Skip to content James R. Embrey Jr.


4031 Aspen Grove Drive
Suite 290
Franklin, TN 37067


J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law

B.A., summa cum laude, Austin Peay State University


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


James Embrey is a Partner in GRSM's Nashville, Tennessee office where he focuses his litigation practice on general and premises liability, health care liability and transportation matters on both the local and national level.

As a trial lawyer, James represents numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as individual professionals and honed his legal craft while working in-house as a Managing Counsel and General Counsel for multi-billion dollar insurance corporations. This dual experience gives him unprecedented insight and knowledge to anticipate the needs of his clients and provide exceptional, efficient and effective service. His clients include property owners and managers, physicians, nurses and hospitals, trucking carriers and insurers, as well as businesses, retailers, and homeowners. James represents clients in both state and federal court throughout the country and is peer rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Earlier in his career, James served as an Airborne Infantryman in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service in the Middle East.


  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Tennessee


  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute, Vice Chair of Trucking Law Committee, 2019
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trucking Association
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