William Allen Wooten

 

Biography

William Allen Wooten concentrates his practice in the areas of 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. Mr. Wooten is admitted to practice law in three states: Tennessee, Missouri and Texas.  Mr. Wooten is also admitted to practice in all United States District Courts in the State of Tennessee (Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of Missouri and the Eastern District of Arkansas.  Mr. Wooten is a certified Human Resource Professional, a Tennessee Rule 31 certified civil and family law mediator and enjoys resolving disputes through the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques.

Mr. Wooten has obtained numerous accolades in his profession including being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Law, 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, the 2017 Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (“TBALL”) Class, and was an inaugural graduate of the 2018 Tennessee Bar Association Public Service Academy. Mr. Wooten prepares and files trademarks and drafts and negotiates contracts for numerous celebrity and athlete clients and their corporate entities including, but not limited to, Mark Cuban, Kenny Smith, Nelly, Meek Mill, Justise Winslow, Jessie Woo, James Lindsay and Shantell Jackson.  Mr. Wooten has presented on numerous legal topics in Memphis and the Mid-South including “Legal Opportunities in Sports and Entertainment Law,” “Trademarker to the Stars- Trademark Stories of the Rich and Famous,” Defending and Deposing Doctors,” “Judgment and Debt Collection Tactics,” and “HR Issues in Troubled Times.”

Mr. Wooten is heavily involved in the community and supports numerous causes in Tipton and Shelby Counties.  Mr. Wooten is a Board Member for the South Tipton Chamber of Commerce, the Hope Promise: Charlie Glass Sarcoma Research Foundation, and Life Options of West Tennessee, Inc. He is also a member of the Personnel Committee for Tipton Christian Academy, a member of the Citizen Advisory Committee for the City of Covington Park and Recreation Department, and is a member and former scholarship chair of the Covington Rotary Club.  In his free time, Mr. Wooten enjoys traveling, working out and loves coaching youth sports teams in Memphis and Covington in baseball, football and basketball.  Mr. Wooten is married to Attorney Meredith Alston Wooten, and they have three children- Hudson, Jones and Willa.

Accolades

  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in Employment Law
  • Top 40 Under 40 Personal Injury Attorney in the State of Tennessee by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the state of TN for 2017 by the American Society for Legal Advocates
  • Completed the TOTAL Tipton County Leadership Class
  • 2017 Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class (“TBALL”)
  • 2018 Tennessee Bar Association Public Service Academy
  • Board Member, Life Options of West Tennessee, Inc.
  • Board Member, South Tipton County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Hope Promise: Charlie Glass Sarcoma Research Foundation
  • Member, Personnel Committee for Tipton Christian Academy
  • Member, Citizen Advisory Committee for the City of Covington Park & Recreation Dept.
  • Member and Former Scholarship Chair, Covington Rotary Club

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of TN