Charles H. Barnett, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Jackson, TN

Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC
 | 312 E. Lafayette Street, Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: 731-424-0461
Fax: 731-424-0562
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Eminent Domain (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (30%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC, Charles H. Barnett III assists both plaintiffs and defendants in the Jackson and Madison counties of Tennessee. He is familiar with a wide range of personal injury, eminent domain, workers’ compensation, employment discrimination and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Barnett has earned a reputation as a fierce litigator during a legal career that has spanned more than four decades. This depth of experience has led to an official role as a mediator by both the Tennessee Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He is also among the handful of West Tennessee attorneys to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education as a civil trial specialist.

Mr. Barnett attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1975. During his time at the University of Memphis, Mr. Barnett was a member of the school’s law review and authored articles dealing with tax, real estate and constitutional law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Barnett is licensed to practice law before the state courts of Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

A steadfast dedication to his clients and the ethics of his profession has led to Mr. Barnett earning a "Superb" rating of 10.0 from his peers through Avvo and the highest designation of AV Preeminent* through the peer review and legal information firm Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (40%): Litigation

Eminent Domain (30%)

Construction Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas



Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Charles Barnett, III

Admitted: 1975, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


  • Rule 31 Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Jackson-Madison County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 1989

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Court Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • Certified Rule 31 Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Inns of Court
  • City of Jackson Health, Education and Housing Facilities Board, General Counsel
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Associate Member
  • Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, President, 1990
  • American Association for Justice, Associate Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Litigation Section
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1976
  • Tennessee, 1975

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Real Estate-Mechanic's and Materialmen's Liens in Tennessee", 5 Mem. L. Rev. 359, Spring, 1975
  • "Constitutional Law Tennessee, Nuisance Statute Declared Unconstitutional", 4 Mem. L. Rev. 619, Spring, 1974
  • "Taxation-Mutual Funds Valued at Redemption Price", 4 Mem. L. Rev. 184, Fall, 1973

Representative Clients:

  • Safeco
  • Ohio Casualty
  • Marketplace Holdings
  • RLI Transportation
  • Specialty Risk Services
  • Continental Indemnity Company
  • Forever Communications
  • Accelerated Courier
  • Erie Insurance Company
  • State of Tennessee
  • Wausau Insurance Company
  • Milan Express Company, Inc.
  • Federated Insurance Company
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Daisy Manufacturing

Educational Background:

  • Jackson High School, 1964
  • Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, B.S., Bachelor of Science, 1969
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Office Location for Charles H. Barnett, III

312 E. Lafayette Street
Jackson, TN 38301

Phone: 731-424-0461

Fax: 731-424-0562

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Last Updated: 4/4/2017

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