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Member Profile: James D. Kay Jr.

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Kay Griffin
Suite 340M, 222 Second Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
Email: Click for email

Tel: (615) 742-4800
Fax: (615) 742-4801

TN Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Med-Arb


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Calendar Last Updated: 11 Dec 18
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Please click preferred date to submit an
appointment request TO THIS MEMBER's OFFICE

1) Please enter all requested details into the form, to assist this attorney's staff.
2) Your email will be routed directly to James's assistant, Eleanor Keesecker
3) You will receive a response by email or phone, usually within 1 hour, confirming the specifics of your requested appointment.


This free online scheduling service is funded by our Academy members.


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James D. Kay Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Extensive trial experience. Completed over 70 jury trials. Involved with arbitration, first as an advocate, then as a neutral, since the late 1980s in large construction disputes as well as contract, employment and tort matters. Completed over 2800 mediations as a neutral. Served as arbitrator in over 215 cases.


  • Washington & Lee University J. D. 1985
  • Auburn University B. A. 1982
  • Balliol College, Oxford, England 1979
  • David Lipscomb High School 1978

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
  • Richland Country Club - member since 1990;  Director - 2000 to 2004; 2012- Present      

  • Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, Inc.    Director - 2005 to present; President 2007 to 2009 
  • Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, Inc.
  • United States Golf Association
  • Travelers Rest Board of Directors - 2007 to present


Standard hourly rate is $535.00. If you have questions about this or budget restrictions, please call the office and ask for Eleanor Keesecker.


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James D. Kay Jr. is a member of our TN chapter, Tennessee Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of preeminent neutrals. The TAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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