JAMES W. HOLMES, J.D., C.P.A., a Tennessee Certified Estate Planning Specialist and a member of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, co-founded Holmes & Stice PLC on July 1, 2000.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Juris Doctor degree from Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, where he was the recipient of the Aaron Smith Tax Law Scholarship.  Mr. Holmes became a Certified Public Accountant in 1994.

He is a member of the Kingsport and Tennessee Bar Associations, the Tri-Cities Estate Planning Council, and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. His civic activities include past and present service for numerous local non-profit organizations, including current Chairman of the Sullivan County Election Commission, past Campaign Chair for the Kingsport United Way, original President of the First Presbyterian Child Daycare Center and Gibsontown Ministries.  James is an alumnus of Leadership Kingsport and an honoree of the 2001 Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia “40 under Forty”, the region’s top business professionals.

He has been married to his wife, Teronya, for 26 years and they have two young sons.  He is very active in his church and community by serving as a volunteer youth leader, Sunday school teacher and coach of youth baseball and basketball teams.