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Jesse Lords

Jesse Lords

The Law Office of Lords and Cate
  • Family Law, Probate, Criminal Law
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I grew up in a military family, moving often, until settling in Pensacola Florida for the majority of my youth. On September 18, 2001 I decided to join the Army. I completed my basic training at Ft. Benning Georgia and my military job training at Ft. Gordon Georgia. Following military school, I was stationed at Ft. Campbell Kentucky in 2002. While serving I was deployed to Iraq twice, once in 2003 and again in 2005. While on my second deployment I decided that I wanted to get out of the military, go to school, and become an attorney. Upon returning from Iraq, I left the Army, joined the Tennessee National Guard, and started school at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). I majored in political science and minored in history. While at MTSU I was a member of the first moot court team and my partner and I finished eighth at regional, both of us being recognized as top orators of the competition, and making it to the national moot court tournament. Knowing that I wanted to be a trial attorney, I specifically chose the University of Memphis because of the school’s reputation for producing trial attorneys. While at the University of Memphis I focused my legal education on trial work. I participated in the school’s mock trial and moot court competitions, I was the treasurer and vice president of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, and I was the chairman of the FedEx corporate outreach committee for Memphis Association of Law & Business. I also participated in the Child and Family Litigation Clinic, where I had the opportunity to represent children in juvenile court and probate court. In representing my clients, I prepared for trials, wrote briefs to the court, and litigated dependency and neglect, and conservatorship issues. In my last semester I worked as an intern with the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office (DA’s). While at the DA’s office, I had many opportunities to handle probation and bail hearings. I also had the opportunity to try an

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
J.D. (2013)
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Middle Tennessee State University
B.S. (2010) | Political Science, PreLaw
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Professional Experience
Co-Founder, Criminal Lawyer
The Law Offices of Lords and Cate
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IT Technician
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Law Clerk
A. W. Wages
Student Attorney
Child and Family Litigation Clinic
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
6th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
  • English: Spoken, Written
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The Law Offices of Lords and Cate
222 2nd Ave. N.
Suite 416
Nashville, TN 37201
Telephone: (615) 418-9814