George T. Wheeler, Jr.


6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: 901-682-1455
Email: gwheeler [at] harrisshelton [dot] com

George Wheeler concentrates his practice in the areas of health law, civil litigation, personal injury litigation, commercial litigation and business law and litigation, and trademark registration and litigation. He has significant experience in these areas and in drafting and negotiating physician-hospital arrangements and contracts; providing legal counsel to various hospitals, physician groups and other health care providers; in registration and protection of trademarks; and in negotiating, drafting and enforcement of contracts for businesses and individuals. In addition, he has an active litigation practice with extensive experience in personal injury and business litigation and arbitration, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. 

Before joining the Harris Shelton team in 1977, Mr. Wheeler worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Harry Wellford, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • American Bar Association, member
      -Litigation and Health Law sections
  • Best Lawyers in America (listed for more than twenty years)
  • Best Lawyers, 2017 and 2019 Memphis Health Care Lawyer of the Year
  • Memphis Bar Association, member
      -Health Law section
  • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association, member
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Inside Memphis Business- Business Litigation Power Player (2015- )
  • Tennessee Bar Association, member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, member
  • Tennessee Health Law Forum
  • Martindale Hubbell rating – AV® Preeminent™


  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1977
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville, B.S. with honors, 1974

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 1977