James L. Kirby


6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: 901-525-1455
Email: jkirby [at] harrisshelton [dot] com

James Kirby concentrates his practice in the areas of health care law, medical and legal malpractice defense, professional liability defense, business and corporate law and litigation, civil litigation, construction law, maritime law, labor and employment law, and workers’ compensation law. He has extensive experience defending medical and legal cases as well as other cases in the areas of professional liability, corporate and business law, commercial litigation, and construction law. In addition, he frequently provides risk management counseling for his clients.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Best Lawyers 
  • Memphis Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • AVVO rating – Very Good
  • Martindale Hubbell rating – AV® Preeminent™


  • The University of Memphis, J.D., 1976
  • Union University, B.S., 1971

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 1976