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About me

I am in business to serve my clients...period.  I return calls and emails, and I always keep my clients informed about their case.  The vast majority of my new clients comes from referrals from past or current clients, which is one of the greatest honors I can receive.  I love representing employees in matters such as overtime violations, age discrimination, harassment, sex discrimination, race discrimination, and workers' compensation.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    9 years
  2. Family: 25%
  3. General Practice: 5%



Hourly ($175-250/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jesse. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James William Friauf

    I endorse this lawyer. Jesse is an excellent employment law attorney. We formerly worked together at the same firm and now collaborate on many matters. He is competent, diligent, and secures excellent results for his clients.


    James Friauf Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Jesse D. Nelson

P.O. Box 22685
Knoxville, TN, 37933


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Knoxville Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Tennessee Valley Human Resource AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Jackson-Madison-Henderson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hayes v. City of Lexington, TNFavorable
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lambuth UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Employment ConferenceLegislative Changes in Workers' Compensation 20112011