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Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP is one of the largest law firms in the Southeastern United States. Organized into nine service teams and industry-focused practice groups, the firm has five offices in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana.[1] The company originally organized as the law firm of William Christian Bullitt, which opened in 1812.[2]

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
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No. of offices5
No. of attorneys140+
Major practice areasGeneral practice
Key peopleFranklin K. Jelsma, Managing Partner
Donald J. Kelly, Partner in Charge - Louisville
Mark Burton, Partner in Charge - Lexington
Robert E. Craddock, Jr., Partner in Charge - Memphis
James C. Bradshaw III, Partner in Charge - Nashville
Date founded1812
FounderWilson W. Wyatt, John E. Tarrant, Bert T. Combs
Company typeLimited liability partnership

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • General Electric
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association
  • Raycom Media, Inc.
  • Reynolds Packaging Group
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
  • Thorntons Inc.
  • Vanderbilt University


  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 named 96 of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs' lawyers in its publication. The firm is also top-listed in 58 practice areas in its Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi locations.
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013, named Wyatt a "Leading Law Firm" and 26 of the firm's lawyers as "Leading Individuals" in its publication.
  • 2013 Super Lawyers® (Kentucky and Mid-South editions) named 66 of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs' attorneys as Super Lawyers and 9 Rising Stars in its publications.
  • Corporate Counsel Magazine's survey of General Counsel at top 500 companies named Wyatt a "Go-To Law Firm" for labor & employment and litigation matters.
  • Benchmark Litigation named Wyatt a "Highly Recommended" and "Leading Litigation" firm.
  • The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management named Wyatt one of the "Best Places to Work." Wyatt has also been named one of the "Best Employers in Tennessee."


  1. ^ "About Wyatt". Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  2. ^ "Firm History". Retrieved 2018-08-31.

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