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Member Profile: James O. Lockard

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Resolute Systems, LLC
707 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38105
Email: Click for email

Tel: 901-523-2930

TN Chapter:

James O. Lockard regularly travels out of state to Arkansas, Mississippi

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; ADR Training/CME


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Calendar Last Updated: 14 Aug 17
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James O. Lockard has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Jim Lockard has been practicing law for 38 years. His practice concentrates in the areas of litigation specializing in personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice and workers compensation. In addition, Jim represents several sports and entertainment figures. He also handles endorsements and NCAA situations.

Mr. Lockard is a highly effective litigator as well as a mediator. Jim is affiliated with Resolute Mediation & Arbitration,, a national mediation company, and has helped parties resolve more than 1,000 civil matters through the mediation process. He has employed a combination of facilitative and evaluative mediation styles. He has been certified and approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 Mediator. His background, experience and skills make him a very successful mediator with a proven track record for resolving cases.

Jim Lockard has litigated in every division of the City Courts, General Sessions Courts, Circuit Courts and Chancery Courts in Memphis and Shelby County, as well as the Western Appellate Court in Jackson, Tenn.

Jim Lockard,has been married to his wife, Martha for 31 years. They have two children, Nikki Lockard Smith and Jakob Lockard, and two wonderful grandchildren, Collin and Quinn. He is active in his church's (Immaculate Conception) efforts to build schools in Haiti. He is a black belt in karate as well as an avid University of Memphis supporter. He is a member of the "M" club, an organization for former Memphis State athletes. (Missouri Valley Champion in Still Rings in gymnastics at UOM -1967-68).


  • University of Memphis, B.S. degree, 1968
  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law, J.D. degree, 1971
  • Completed the Professional Trial Lawyers School in 1977, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Completed state-certified 40-hour mediation and advanced mediation training courses and approved Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Past President of Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
  • Memphis Bar Association (former board member)
  • Alternate Dispute Section of the MBA
  • Elected Fellow, Memphis Bar Association
  • Former member of the board of directors for St. Agnes and St. Dominic School


Call Resolute Systems at 901-523-2930


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James O. Lockard 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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