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Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 615.254.8801

A wooden gavel lying on a desk with the scales of justice in the background.

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 615.254.8801

Isaac U. Kimes

My mother, Sun Min, was born in what is now North Korea and escaped during the Korean War, which left her orphaned at age three. Her life story, which ultimately took her to America, serves as a constant reminder to me of how fortunate we are to live in a democracy. That privilege includes access to the civil justice system and the constitutional right to trial by jury.

Isaac Kimes is a trial lawyer who has devoted his career to representing individuals harmed by other parties, including corporations and government entities. Before joining BS&J in 2022, Mr. Kimes was an attorney with a regional personal injury firm, where he tried cases to jury verdict in state and federal court. Mr. Kimes has also served as an advisor in the Tennessee Senate. Prior to law school, he was an organizer with a non-profit organization focused on reforming criminal justice policy.

Mr. Kimes obtained his B.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University in 2007. In 2008, he was honored as an outstanding alumnus for his work on criminal justice policy. A 2012 graduate of The University of Memphis Law School, Mr. Kimes served on The University of Memphis Law Review as Symposium Editor.

Mr. Kimes resides in the Nashville area with his family. In his free time, he enjoys grilling in his backyard and watching his beloved Tottenham Hotspur and Seattle Seahawks.

Areas of Practice
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Personal Injury
Education
  • The University of Memphis – Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Arizona State University – B.S., 2007
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee, 2012
  • Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2018
  • American Bar Association, 2022
  • Nashville Bar Association, 2022
Experience
  • Davidson County Circuit Court bench trial verdict of $205,274 following zero offers made prior to trial (January 2022)
  • Davidson County Circuit Court jury trial verdict of $122,755.46 following a top pre-trial offer of $30,000 (May 2021)
  • Davidson County General Sessions bench trial verdict in favor of dog sitting business that had been sued for negligence resulting in a dog’s injury (March 2020)
  • Millions of dollars secured for his clients in settlements since 2012
Professional Honors and Activities

Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020 – 2021)
  • 2008 Justice Studies Alumni Honoree (2008)

Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
Community Involvement
  • Treasurer, Tennessee Voter Project PAC (2017 – present)
  • Board Member, Inglewood Neighborhood Association, Nashville, (2016 – 2019)
  • Volunteer Coach and Referee, East Nash Soccer, Nashville (2016 – 2018)
  • Alumnus, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Citizen’s Academy (Class of 2017)
  • Volunteer Coach, Stratford High School Girls Varsity Soccer, Nashville (2016)
Presentations, Seminars and Published Works
  • Published Works

    • Note, Unfettered Clawbacks – Why Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Requires a Personal Misconduct Standard, 42 U. MEM. L. REV. 797, cited in Lee A. Harris, Cases and Materials on Corporations and Other Business Entities: A Practical Approach 267 (2011)
    • Bolder Advocacy Guides on Tennessee Campaign Finance, Tennessee Voter Registration, and Tennessee Lobbying Disclosure (June 2017)
    • Tennessee Promise needs change, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, by State Sen. Lee Harris and Isaac Kimes (April 13, 2016)

    Lectures

    • “Personal Injury and Economic Deterrence,” Law and Economics, Western Kentucky University (March 2020, March 2022)
    • “Citizen Lobbying,” Vanderbilt University (March 2020)
    • “Legislation in the Context of Mass Incarceration,” Project MI (June 2017)
    • “Legislation for Educators,” Nashville Teacher Residency (April 2017)
    • “Legislation for Healthcare Professionals,” Health Policy Practicum course at The University of Memphis Law School (February 2017)