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J. Michael Winchester, Attorney

Born: February 1953 Nashville, Tennessee 

Admitted to Bar: 1978, Tennessee

Court Admissions:
United States District Court of the Eastern District of Tennessee 1978
All United States District Courts in Kentucky and Tennessee
United States Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 11th Circuits
The Supreme Court of the United States

University of Tennessee at Knoxville (J.D., 1978); Tennessee Technological University (B.S., History with highest honors, 1975). Phi Delta Phi.

Member: Knoxville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations; Knoxville Bar Foundation.

J. Michael (Mike) Winchester has been married to Patty M. Winchester for 34 years and has two grown children, Jared and Celia.  He is also the proud grandfather of two grandchildren, Gavin Luke and Caroline.

He attended Tennessee Tech University (TTU) on an Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) baseball scholarship and graduated No. 1 in his class in the School of Arts & Science and received the Derryberry Award as the ouststanding senior.  He was also selected to three (3) consecutive OVC baseball teams (1973, 1974, 1975), the NCAA All-South baseball team (1975), and the American Association of Baseball Coaches All-American base ball team (1975).  He is currectly a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. He has served on various committees at TTU, including the Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.  He is a member of the 1915 Society of the President's Club.  He remains an avid supporter and contributor to both academic and athletic programs at TTU.

He is the founding member and President of Winchester, Sellers Foster & Steele, P.C., a law firm formed in 1983 concentrating in creditor's rights, banking, commerical and business litigation in Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding areas.

He is the past President of the Mid-South Commerical Law Institute.  He has been recognized on a national peer-review by Martindale-Hubbel as an AV (pre-imminent) rated attorney for over 15 years and was recently listed as one of the top banking lawyers in Knoxville based on a magazine survey of the Knoxville Bar Association.
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