Clarence A. Wilbon - Adams and Reese LLP

Clarence A. Wilbon

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 901-524-5324

Clarence A. Wilbon joined Adams and Reese in 2014 as a Partner in the firm’s Memphis office.

Clarence represents clients in various sectors of commercial and financial services litigation and product liability defense. His focus on his clients' business objectives has helped them achieve their goals as well as obtain favorable judgments in a range of claims.

Clarence, licensed to practice in Tennessee and Kentucky, is ranked among Best Lawyers® in Commercial Litigation and Banking and Finance Litigation. Clarence was the first African American Partner at his former firm, Bass Berry & Sims. 

Clarence’s representative experience includes:

  • Financial Services Litigation – Representing financial institutions and major companies in state and federal cases, including lender liability, loan practices, fraudulent transfers, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation, mergers and acquisitions, class actions and more.
  • Healthcare Disputes – Representing health care and life sciences companies concerning risk management, product liability, contract disputes, labor and employment, restrictive covenants, mergers and acquisitions, and the full range of business disputes.
  • Products Liability and Torts – Representing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in various state and federal court product liability actions, handling cases involving a variety of products, including medicines and medical devices.
  • Employment Litigation – Counseling and representing clients in various state and federal forums and jurisdictions on a variety of issues including restrictive covenants, race, gender, age and disability discrimination; sexual harassment; defamation; wrongful termination; and retaliation.

Clarence is active in the community through various board and charitable activities, including service on the Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association Banking and Lender Liability Litigation Subcommittee as Co-Chair, Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees and Germantown Baseball Club Board of Directors.

Clarence is a graduate of both, the Tennessee Bar Association Law Leadership, Class of 2008, and the Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum, Class of 2006.

Arkansas State UniversityBA 1996University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of LawJ.D. 2000
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemphis Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association (Banking and Lender Liability Litigation Subcommittee) Defense Research Institute Tennessee Bar Association, Law Leadership, Class of 2008 Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum, Class of 2006 Journal of Law and Education

Office Location

Crescent Center, Suite 700
6075 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Financial Services)
Litigation - Banking and Finance