James Cresswell is the co-leader of the Aviation, Trucking, and Logistics practice areas. His practice includes aviation, trucking liability, logistics liability, products liability, premises liability, governmental tort liability, sports and recreation liability, employment law, and coverage disputes. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Mississippi, Southern District of Mississippi, Western District of Tennessee, Middle District of Tennessee, Eastern District of Arkansas, and Western District of Arkansas.
James graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2003 from Mississippi State University. He graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of law in 2006. After law school, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, and the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
He has published numerous articles regarding aviation law for national publications. He has been selected to the 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list in the areas of Aviation & Aerospace and previously to the Rising Stars list since 2014. The Aircraft Owners ad Pilots Association has also selected him to serve on its attorney panel.
He lives in Dyersburg, Tennessee, with his wife Amy and his daughter Catherine. When not working or spending time with Amy and Catherine, he enjoys flying airplanes, spending time outdoors, serving as the Chairman of the Board for the New Life Union Mission, and serving as an Elder at the Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church.