Jennifer R. Egelston

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Attorney/Appellate Counsel

Jennifer R. Egelston

Throughout her career as a military police officer, Jennifer R. Egelston upheld the MP motto of “Assist. Protect. Defend.”  Like many of her family members who served their communities through both law enforcement work and military service, in her career as an attorney, Ms. Egelston hopes to continue in this regard.  Ms. Egelston is a natural protector and a caring friend who will compassionately counsel her clients while she stands firm as their zealous advocate.  As a result of her own life experiences and empathetic nature, Ms. Egelston has a great ability to identify with her clients and offer them a realistic explanation of the legal process.

While clerking for the magistrates within the Criminal Division of the Knox County General Sessions Court, Ms. Egelston was exposed to the criminal justice system in a very real and “rubber meets the road” way and, as such, has developed lasting personal connections and substantial working knowledge of the relevant law as well as local judicial and administrative practices. Through training and experience gained by participation in the University of Tennessee’s Family Mediation Clinic, Ms. Egelston also developed excellent interpersonal skills – especially in negotiation, interviewing, and counseling. Ms. Egelston had the pleasure of spending a semester in Trial Practice at the University of Tennessee College of Law with Professor Elizabeth Ford from the Federal Defender Services of East Tennessee.  While spending time at FDSET, Ms. Egelston was both gripped by the solemnity of the mission and motivated by being in the presence of others who also realize the gravity and significance of the role attorneys play.  This was further driven home when Ms. Egelston served as a student attorney for the Knoxville office of the Department of Children’s Services.  During her time at DCS, Ms. Egelston quickly learned that while working as an attorney for the state is a largely thankless job, it is incredibly important.

Ms. Egelston is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and has submitted an application to practice in Tennessee, which is now pending. Ms. Egelston has resided in Knoxville for nearly fifteen years with her daughter, whom she homeschooled, and is now a student on the Dean’s List at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  Most weekends, Ms. Egelston can be found on a trail in East Tennessee:  riding horses or hiking with her dog.

PRACTICE AREAS

Family Law, Equine Law, Wills, Criminal Defense, Probate Law, Animal Law, Education Law, Civil Rights Law, Personal Injury Law, Administrative Law.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Ohio (2020)

EDUCATION

The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (2020)

University of Phoenix, B.S. (2007)

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