James L. Cresswell, Jr.


Memphis, TN
Licensed Private Pilot

  • Admitted – Mississippi, 2006
  • Admitted – Tennessee, 2007
  • Admitted – Arkansas, 2009
  • Admitted – Kentucky, 2020
  • U.S District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2007

Mr. Cresswell has appeared in trial and appellate courts in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.


  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Claims Litigation Management
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association


  • Mississippi State University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2003
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2006

Mr. Cresswell has given a presentation regarding airport litigation at the Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium, and he has written articles related to aviation law for the  Southern Methodist University Journal of Air Law & Commerce.

Mr. Cresswell was named as a “Rising Star” in Aviation and Aerospace by Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.