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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Eminent Domain (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
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
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Employment & Labor
  • 20%Construction Litigation
  • 20%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Eminent Domain
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
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Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Charles Barnett, III

Admitted: 1975, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Court Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • Certified Rule 31 Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Representative Clients:

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

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: 3/24/2020

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