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Isaac Kimes


Isaac Kimes, Member - Stranch, Jennings & Garvey, PLLC




The Freedom Center
223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203

Isaac Kimes


Isaac Kimes is a trial lawyer who has devoted his career to representing individuals harmed by other parties, including corporations and government entities. Mr. Kimes co-leads the personal injury practice group at Stranch, Jennings & Garvey.

Before joining Stranch, Jennings & Garvey (previously Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings) in 2022, Mr. Kimes was an attorney with a regional personal injury firm, where he tried cases to jury verdict in state and federal court. Mr. Kimes has also served as an advisor in the Tennessee Senate. Prior to law school, he was an organizer with a non-profit organization focused on reforming criminal justice policy.

Mr. Kimes obtained his B.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University in 2007. In 2008, he was honored as an outstanding alumnus for his work on criminal justice policy. A 2012 graduate of The University of Memphis Law School, Mr. Kimes served on The University of Memphis Law Review as Symposium Editor.

Mr. Kimes resides in the Nashville area with his family. In his free time, he enjoys grilling in his backyard and watching his beloved Tottenham Hotspur and Seattle Seahawks.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Wrecks
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Complex and Mass Torts Litigation
  • Product Liability


  • The University of Memphis – Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • Arizona State University (B.S., 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee


Representative cases:

  • Davidson County Circuit Court bench trial verdict of $205,274.24 following zero offers made prior to trial (January 2022)
  • Davidson County Circuit Court jury trial verdict of $122,755.46 following a top pre-trial offer of $30,000 (May 2021)
  • Davidson County General Sessions bench trial verdict in favor of dog sitting business that had been sued for negligence resulting in a dog’s injury (March 2020)
  • Millions of dollars secured for his clients in settlements since 2012

Professional Honors & Activities


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2023)
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2023 graduate
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020 – 2021)


  • Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court, Barrister (2023-2024)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association

Seminars & Published Works

Published Works

  • Note, Unfettered Clawbacks – Why Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Requires a Personal Misconduct Standard, 42 U. MEM. L. REV. 797, cited in Lee A. Harris, Cases and Materials on Corporations and Other Business Entities: A Practical Approach 267 (2011)
  • Bolder Advocacy Guides on Tennessee Campaign Finance, Tennessee Voter Registration, and Tennessee Lobbying Disclosure (June 2017)
  • Tennessee Promise Needs Change, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, by State Sen. Lee Harris and Isaac Kimes (April 13, 2016)


  • “Personal Injury and Economic Deterrence,” Law and Economics, Western Kentucky University (March 2020, March 2022)
  • “Citizen Lobbying,” Vanderbilt University (March 2020)
  • “Legislation in the Context of Mass Incarceration,” Project MI (June 2017)
  • “Legislation for Educators,” Nashville Teacher Residency (April 2017)
  • “Legislation for Healthcare Professionals,” Health Policy Practicum course at The University of Memphis Law School (February 2017)

Community Involvement

  • Board of Advisors, YMCA Donelson-Hermitage (2024 – 2027 term)
  • President, Shelby County Government Community Fund (appointed in 2023)
  • Treasurer, Tennessee Voter Project PAC (2017 – present)
  • Board Member, Inglewood Neighborhood Association, Nashville, (2016 – 2019)
  • Volunteer Coach and Referee, East Nash Soccer, Nashville (2016 – 2018)
  • Alumnus, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Citizen’s Academy (Class of 2017)
  • Volunteer Coach, Stratford High School Girls Varsity Soccer, Nashville (2016)
What our clients are saying

I feel so lucky to have had Isaac Kimes and his team at SJ&G representing us after our auto accident on August 9, 2022, which involved traumatic injuries. He was attentive, compassionate and very thorough from the very beginning. He worked very hard to see that our settlement was fair and reasonable, absolutely the best possible outcome for us. I am forever grateful to Isaac for his kindness and professionalism.

Barbara Santoro

I would like to personally thank Isaac U. Kimes for the caring, knowledgeable, and compassionate manner in which I have been represented. He has made one of the most difficult situations I have had to face seem effortless. Please continue to represent others with the same level of integrity.

Highly recommend.

Gretchen Williams

I worked with Isaac and his Nashville-based team at Stranch, Jennings & Garvey. My wife was in a horrible wreck, so we knew we needed a personal injury lawyer.

What I did not anticipate was the level of compassion and empathy Isaac Kimes provided, along with the results – policy limits offers from both drivers involved in the wreck.

One of the insurance companies flat out denied our claim before Isaac got involved. Early in the process, Isaac met with me at my house to answer all my questions and get to know me better; he knew I was busy and was willing to come to me in person.

I recommend Isaac and Stranch, Jennings & Garvey law firm to take care of you and your family.

– Austin Winski

Thanks to the work of our attorney, Isaac Kimes, we received a settlement for injuries we suffered in a car crash. Isaac expertly guided us through the legal process with kindness and compassion.

I want to thank him and the law firm Stranch, Jennings & Garvey for taking our case at a most stressful time while we were both recovering.

– Vincent Santoro

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