Evans Petree PC announces today that William Allen Wooten has joined the firm as a shareholder, focusing his practice primarily in employment law, business transactions and contract negotiations, corporate and entrepreneurial law, sports and entertainment law, intellectual property, personal injury, estates and trusts, workers’ compensation, social security disability, criminal law and collections. He will be working in Evans Petree’s Memphis office as well as the firm’s new location at the current Wooten Law Firm, located at 120 Court Square East in Covington, TN for the convenience of its West Tennessee clients.
Mr. Wooten earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 2002 and his Juris Doctor degree from University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, TN in 2007. He has obtained numerous accolades in his profession including being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Law for the past two years, a Top 10 Under 40 Personal Injury Attorney in the State of Tennessee by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, and a Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Tennessee for 2017 by the American Society for Legal Advocates. He is a recognized leader in his profession and community and has completed the TOTAL Tipton County Leadership Class and the 2017 Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (“TBALL”) Class.
Mr. Wooten is heavily involved in the community and supports numerous causes in Tipton and Shelby Counties. He currently sits on the Board of Life Options of West Tennessee, Inc., is a member of the Personnel Committee for Tipton Christian Academy, and is a member of the Citizen Advisory Committee for the City of Covington Park and Recreation Department. He also is a member and former scholarship chair of the Covington Rotary Club.
“We are proud to announce that William Allen Wooten will be joining our firm as a shareholder, and Evans Petree will be expanding its office locations to include a Covington office to serve our West Tennessee clients. William’s growing client base in numerous practice areas including corporate and employment law, personal injury, intellectual property, probate, municipal law, and entertainment law will be well-served by our firm’s 49 attorneys covering all major legal practice areas. Mr. Wooten shares our philosophy of partnering with our clients to provide them counsel and advice that extends beyond traditional legal counsel. We believe this partnership will benefit our current clients and allow an expansion of our services throughout West Tennessee, Missouri and Texas”, said Caren Nichol, President of Evans Petree PC.