J. William Coley received his law degree with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1985. His practice is devoted primarily to utility representation across a broad range of legal issues, general litigation, and insurance representation. He is President of the Knoxville Bar Association. He is a past president of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer Division, a member of the American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. He enjoys family and outdoor activities.