Trusted By The Tri-Cities Area Since 1957

J Davis Miller

John S. Bingham

(in memoriam 1952-2022)


John S BinghamJohn Bingham is a Kingsport, Tennessee native who, after graduating from law school, returned to the Kingsport area to begin his professional career. John over 40 years of legal experience. Early in his career he served four years as Assistant District Attorney in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Since 1984 he has been engaged in the private practice of law. John is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist who represents people who have been injured and the families of people who have died as a result of negligence. John focuses his practice on two primary areas - medical liability cases, including medical malpractice, defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs and motor vehicle liability cases, including truck accidents and automobile accidents. In addition, he represents clients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and other lung diseases as a result of exposure to asbestos products. John has received Martindale Hubbell's highest rating (AV) since 1994 and has been recognized by SuperLawyers, The National Trial Lawyers and Marquis' Who's Who. He has been a partner in the law firm of Hawkins, Bingham & Miller since 1994 and lives in Kingsport with his wife, Linda.

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

Truck and Automobile Accidents

Defective Medical Devices

Pharmaceutical Drugs

Asbestos Mesothelioma Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

Civil Pre-Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy , 2012

Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1999

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1978

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1986

U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991

U.S. Supreme Court, 1994


University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee

J.D. - 1978

Honors: cum laude

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

B.S. - 1974

Honors: cum laude

Honors: Dean's List

Major: Business Marketing


Recognized by SuperLawyers® Magazine

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Tennessee

Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement, 2016

Professional Associations

AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell® since 1994

Recognized by SuperLawyers® Magazine

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Tennessee

Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America

Professional Associations

National Trial Lawyers, Member, 2013 to 2019

Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 1984 to 2019

Past Positions

Sullivan County, Tennessee, Assistant District Attorney, 1980 to 1984

Bingham & Francisco, Partner, 1984 to 1993



Hawkins Bingham & Miller

1397 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: (423) 398-6841
FAX: (423) 246-9282

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