275 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103Phone:


Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, B.A. (1973)
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, J.D. (1979)Court Admissions:

  • 1980 – Licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee. Admitted to practice before all State Trial Courts, Courts of Appeals and State Supreme Court
  • 1987 – United States Court of Appeal, Sixth Circuit
  • 1988 – United States Supreme Court
  • 1990 – United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi

Caperton has been a civil and criminal litigator for almost 30 years.  In 2001, he joined with Rice and Amundsen to practice civil and criminal litigation, mediation, environmental law and family law.  Caperton has represented businesses and individuals in a wide range of legal disputes in the Federal and State courts of Tennessee, Mississippi, New York and Arkansas.

Areas of Practice:

  • General civil litigation
  • Environmental law
  • Business and Commercial law
  • Family law
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury

Professional Activities:

  • Memphis Bar Association, Member-1980 to present, Board of Directors, Environmental Law Section, Co-Chairman of the Judiciary Practices and Procedures Committee, Bench Bar Conference Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Bar Review Task Force
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 1980-Present, Environmental Law Section
  • Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, District 9 Committee
  • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court or Tennessee
  • Rule 31 General Civil Mediator


  • Rachels v. Steele, 633 s.w.2d 473 (Tenn. App. 1981)
  • United States v. Joseph Russell, et. al., 582 F. Supp. 660 (S.D.N.Y. 1984)
  • Chandler v. Prudential Insurance Co., 715 S.W.2d 615 (Tenn. App. 1986)
  • Lorentz v. Deardan, 834 S.W.2d 316 (Tenn. App. 1992)
  • Smith v. Smith, 912 S.W.2d 155 (Tenn. App. 1995)
  • McKinney v. McMeans, 147 F.Supp. 898 (W.D. Tenn 2001)

Community Involvement:

  • Rhodes College Alumni Association
  • University of Memphis Alumni Association
  • Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
  • Mid-South Environmental Forum
  • Marquis Who’s Who in American Law
  • Midtown Memphis Rotary Club, Charter Member

Tennessee Air National Guard

Coble and his associate Mary Wagner guided me through a very emotional, difficult process with care and concern.  As a team, they helped me balance priorities and gave recommendations regarding realistic outcomes.  I especially valued Coble’s expertise, listening skills and honesty.  He took the time to explain the process to me and made sure I was comfortable when I went to court.


Attorney Coble Caperton is an excellent lawyer.  He handled my very messy divorce in a very professional and methodical manner.  Most people who meet him for the first time are instantly impressed with his thorough knowledge of divorce law and his intellect (I know I was).   I was equally impressed with his honesty, people skills. He is the only lawyer in the world that I would, did and do trust to do the absolute BEST for his clients. He will not mislead you and he will advise you based on the facts of your case. He saved my life and helped me to legally regain access back to my CHILDREN. For that fact alone, I will always owe he and his firm a debt of gratitude. Although he did his job to perfection, it was the way he represented me. I was not only a client, I was a person, a husband and a father. He and his firm treated me and represented me with the utmost respect and complete professionalism. I would recommend Mr. Caperton to ANYONE IN THE WORLD to represent them as their attorney.


I have used Coble for over 19 years. He has helped us through difficult litigation and gave us excellent advice on matters relating to personnel, franchise matters, and legal matters here and in other States.  We have depended on Coble for reliable assistance with our company and my former national association. Coble also has background in fraternal groups and I have found it helpful in visiting with him on this subject too. Coble is a trustworthy partner in our business matters and also a good friend.