Mr. McWherter received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Memphis. While in law school, he was a member of the University of Memphis Law Review, and served on the Editorial Board as Notes Editor. Mr. McWherter has also published two articles in that publication. He is the author of a blog concerning insurance related issues, which can be found at www.tninsurancelitigation.com, which was selected by Lexis as one of the top fifty insurance blogs in the country. Since 2012, McWherter has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, an honor limited to no more than 2.5% of lawyers. In 2013 and 2014, he was chosen by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of insurance law. McWherter has a peer reviewed rating of AV-Preminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for lawyers.
Mr. McWherter grew up in rural West Tennessee, and graduated from Union University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He serves on the boards of civil and non-profit organizations, including a role as Chairman of the Jackson-Madison County Library Board of Trustees.
Mr. McWherter is admitted to practice in all Tennessee courts, as well as federal courts in the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been admitted on a pro hac vice and permanent basis in other federal courts around the country. He is a member of the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Association for Justice, the American Bar Association (Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section), and the American Association for Justice (Insurance Law Section).
When not working, you will usually find Mr. McWherter with his wife, Angela, and his two daughters. He is an avid golfer and a lifelong bass fisherman.