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Coble Caperton



Phone 901-526-6701


Coble Caperton is a Partner with Rice Caperton Rice, PLLC. He has experience in a range of complex civil and criminal litigation. He represents a broad range of clients in matters including family law, complex tort litigation, Fraternal and non-profit organizations, personal injury, probate and criminal.  He has practiced in both Federal and State Courts in Tennessee, Mississippi, New York, and Arkansas.  Caperton is also a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator and Family Law Mediator. 

Court Admissions

Tennessee- all trial and appellate courts

United States Court – Western District of Tennessee

United States Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court – Northern District of Mississippi

Professional Activities

  • Memphis Bar Association, Member-1980 to present, Board of Directors (2 terms), Environmental Law Section, Family Law Section, 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, Family Law Section
  • Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, District 9 Committee – Applicant Interviews
  • Memphis & Shelby County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Officer (2008-2014)
  • Leo Bearman Sr. American Inns of Court, Master (2008-2014)


University of Memphis School of Law, Juris Doctor 1979

Rhodes College, Bachelor of Arts Degree 1973

Community Involvement

  • Rhodes College Alumni Association, Member; Alumni Council (1975-1985); Executive Committee (1999-2002)
  • University of Memphis Alumni Association, Life Member
  • Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc., volunteer
  • Mid-South Environmental Forum
  • Marquis Who’s Who in American Law
  • Midtown Memphis Rotary Club, Charter Member, President (2014)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College, Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee
  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Inc., National Officer Emeritus, National General Counsel (1993-Present).

Published Decisions

  • Rachels v. Steele, 633 S.W.2d 473 (Tenn. Ct. 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. Ct. App. 1986)
  • Lorentz v. Deardan, 834 S.W.2d 316 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1992)
  • Smith v. Smith, 912 S.W.2d 155 (Tenn. Ct.  App. 1995)
  • McKinney v. McMeans, 147 F.Supp. 898 (W.D. Tenn. 2001)
  • John K. Layton, et al v. Life USA, Penny Layton, et al, No. W1999-02274-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 12, 2000).


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