Bill Jakes is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial specialist and a civil pre-trial specialist. His practice areas include products liability, construction litigation, general civil litigation, insurance defense, business litigation, and plaintiff tort litigation.
Bill is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been selected by his peers for the publication Mid-South Super Lawyers repeatedly since 2006. Bill was selected by the Nashville Post magazine as one of the top 101 lawyers in Nashville and one of the 10 top litigators in Nashville.
Bill received his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and earned his J.D. from Memphis State University in 1982. He is a native of Old Hickory, Tennessee.
Bill is a member of, and contributor to, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary.