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Jordan T. Newport

Jordan T. Newport

Hagood Moody Hodge PLC
  • Personal Injury, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Tennessee
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Biography

Jordan is an East Tennessean through and through. Not only was Jordan born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, but he also chose to stay home and receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he majored in Business Marketing. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Jordan again chose to remain in Knoxville and attend law school at Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law, where he graduated in the top five of his class.

Since graduating from law school, Jordan has dedicated his practice to handling all types of cases. Specifically, Jordan has handled cases in a in almost every area of the law, but focuses on personal injury, business law, probate, and general civil litigation.

In his practice, Jordan has adopted a standard of putting his clients first. This means that he will be direct with you about the merits of your case and will not sugar coat your likelihood of success in your matter, regardless of whether it is favorable or not. This also means that he places a great importance on returning your phone calls and emails as promptly as he can. Last, this means that he will do everything in his power to advocate for your desired result, whether than means going to trial or agreeing to a settlement.

If you have a legal problem and want a genuine, hard working attorney, contact Jordan today.

Education
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law
J.D. (2019) | Law
Honors: magna cum laude; Dean's List; CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Trial Advocacy, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Business Organizations
Activities: Student Bar Association Vice President; Family Law Society Vice President; Peer Leader
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
B.S. (2016) | Business Marketing
Honors: 6x summa cum laude; 2x magna cum laude
Activities: CMA EDU; American Marketing Association
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Hagood Moody Hodge PLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Taylor & Knight, GP
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Law Clerk
Knoxville Law Firms
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Taylor & Knight, GP 2018-2019; Banks & Jones 2019; Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, PC 2018; Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman, & Leveille PLLC 2017-2018
Judical Clerk Intern
Tennessee Court of Appeals
Publications
Articles & Publications
Silencing “Sedition”: How Abraham Lincoln and John Adams Desecrated the Constitution to Combat Public Reprimand
Lincoln Memorial University Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Speaker
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law
Certifications
Legal Research Certification
Westlaw
Legal Research Certification
Lexis Nexis
Awards
Excellent Rating
Avvo
5.0/5.0 Client Reviewed
Avvo
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Legal Research 2016, 2018; Trial Advocacy 2018; Legal Writing 2016, 2018; Business Organizations 2017
Professional Associations
Knoxville Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Committee Co-Chair
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Tennessee Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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American Inns of Court
Member
Current
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 037604
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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6th Circuit
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
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United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Mr. Newport offers free consultations on select cases. Whether or not to offer a free consultation is up to the discretion of Mr. Newport.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. What are my options for breaking a 90day contract clause and leaving early from a 3 year contract.
A: Tennessee is an at-will state. This means that employees are allowed to leave their employment at any time without a reason, or in other words, this means that there are no federal or state laws that require an employee to give notice to his or her employer before quitting, subject to a few exceptions.

One of those exceptions are if an employee has signed an employment contract (which is sounds like you have based on the title of this question). Specifically, an employment contract may include procedures for terminating your employment contract. This means that if you signed a contract stating that you will provide 90 day notice before quitting, you (the employee) has a binding legal obligation to give the notice or be in breach of the contract. Your contract may state what the penalty is (sometimes called liquidated damages) for violating the clause. Furthermore, you may be held liable for the costs accrued by the company for having to find your replacement during the period covered under your contract.

Generally, Tennessee courts will uphold employment contracts. If you did sign a contract, your best bet is to approach your company and ask that the waive the notice provision and/or will sign a supplement/addendum. If they don't agree and you leave early, you may be on the hook for various liabilities/costs.
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Q. Can I take legal action against a current employer when I expressed repeated unsafe workplace activities?
A: First of all, I would like to tell you that I'm sorry that you are having to go through these things at your workplace.

As for the harassment and the discriminatory comments, largely, these will be lumped together as to how they are treated in the legal context. To constitute either, generally, the harassment and/or comments must be based on certain personal attributes, including race, skin color, national origin, age, sex, and religious beliefs. Additionally, veteran status and pregnancy are conditions that are protected under some states' laws. If you feel that this is present, then your next step is to file an inquiry, and subsequently a charge of discrimination, with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or your state's equivalent agency. The agency will then investigate and ultimately will give you a right to sue.

As for the unsafe activities, the best route for this would likely be to file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Both of these can be done online on each respective agency's website.

I would note that I practice in Tennessee and that I am not licensed in New York; however, most employment cases are dictated by federal law, which is usually relatively universal across the country.
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Hagood Moody Hodge PLC
900 S. Gay Street, Suite 2100
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 525-7313
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed