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Jacob Prentice Mathis

Family Attorney at Clarksville, TN

4.5   26 reviews
  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 11 years
    Tennessee - TN 17 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jacob

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Mr. Mathis is a founding partner of Mathis, Bates and Klinghard PLLC and a proud father of two.  He has extensive experience in the areas of family law, civil litigation, criminal law, and personal injury.  Mr. Mathis has reputable trial and litigation experience and represents business entities and individuals in a wide array of legal matters in both Tennessee and Kentucky.

 Mr. Mathis graduated from Capital University Law School with honors in 2007.  While in law school he worked for two years learning the world of insurance defense while clerking for the Cincinnati Insurance Company.  His time there gave him an insiders understanding of how insurance companies defend personal injury claims. This knowledge has helped Mr. Mathis settle millions of dollars of claims for his clients as a result of injuries incurred in various motor vehicle accidents. 

Mr. Mathis was also fortunate to clerk for the Honorable Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton on the Supreme Court of Ohio.  Working directly with a state Supreme Court Justice gave him the opportunity to see the legal process from the perspective of the Court and thereby learn more about how judge’s view cases and how best to formulate arguments that will be effective in persuading them.

Upon graduation Mr. Mathis moved to Tennessee and began working for the Kennedy Law Firm where his practice was focused on litigation, specifically family law, personal injury, criminal defense, collection actions, and general civil litigation.  In his eight years with the firm Mr. Mathis handled thousands of cases including countless contested hearings and trials.

Ready to bring a more personal, client centered, and cost effective approach to his practice, he and three other attorneys decided to open Mathis, Bates and Klinghard PLLC.  Mr. Mathis is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association where he served as President of the organization in 2015, as well as, the Kentucky Bar Association.

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Location

Mathis, Bates & Klinghard PLLC
412 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN, 37040

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2022
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Mr Mathis was able to work with the prosecuting attorney to render a very positive outcome for my 18 year old daughter who found herself in legal trouble in KY. He was upbeat, personable, communicative, and clear. His passion for helping people is sincere and honest. Thank you is not enough for your assistance. Price is reasonable and fair. Highly Recommend you Use Jacob Mathis.
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Posted by Clint | February 10, 2017
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Just an Impeccable Man!
Bear in mind I haven't had the need to form an attorney-client relationship, yet. Nonetheless, I have consulted with Jacob on a few occasions and he's pointed me to the right direction. Very caring, positive, and excellent communication. Thank you, Jacob!
Posted by David | November 2, 2016
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Professional, knowledgeable and highly experienced
I was referred to Mr Mathis while searching for an attorney to handle my divorce. I am very happy with the services he provided. Jacob eaised the entire process, and although not the least expensive option, he definitely went above and beyond. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Michael | April 1, 2016
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When loosing isn't an option.
Any parent who has buried a daughter knows while the pain and heartache never goes away, that a piece of their daughter remains in the grandchildren, that if your fortunate, remain. Only weeks after the sudden death of my 36 year old unmarried daughter, and taking emergency custody for her two children, my 8 year old granddaughter and 3 year old grandson, I was served with papers for custody by my grandson's dead beat dad who had vanished 8 months after he was born. A man who abused my daughter on many levels was now trying to take one of the two gifts she had left behind. The extent of my anger was only surpassed by the fear and possibility that I and my wife could loose something more valuable than money can define. Soon after meeting Attorney Mathis, his confidence and no nonsense approach began to ease my fear and helped me gain confidence that he was the right man for the job. While I knew Attorney Mathis was active and proven as a Tennessee attorney, it wasn't until a few weeks later that I found out both his reputation as a tough and experienced attorney,and track record of winning in the courtroom, went beyond state lines. Although the case had been filed in Tenessee because that is where my grandson had been living when my daughter died, with a license to practice law in Kentucky and a keen sense of the state's Custody Law, Attorney Mathis understood and began positioning this case as one for the Kentucky courts because my wife and I, and now my grandson, are residents of Kentucky. What I had thought were arbitrary delays to a court date where I am feared I may loose my grandson, were actually very purposefuel time extensions by Attorney Mathis to meet a six month residency requirement for my grandson so that the case no longer had merit in Tennessee and instead now was under the jurisdiction of Kentucky. As one of only 3 states in the country where grandparents are given equal footing to parents in the courtroom. Kentucky by its deliberate and progressive laws gives grandparents rights to fair and equal consideration for custody of grandchildren. As I came home from work and opened the days mail a couple weeks ago, with the ever present thoughts of loosing custody of my grandson hanging over me and darkening each day, I couldn't believe my eyes began to cry as I read a letter from Attorney Mathis. The letter detailed how a few days earlier when he went to court regarding our case, how he saw to the judge ruling the case to be dismissed based on the entire record and due to lack of jurisdiction. It was over...my grandson was safe and my wife and I victorious in holding on to the part of our daughter that lives on in each of our grandchildren. Down to earth Professionalism, vast and practiced knowledge of Iaw, multi-talented courtroom warrior with multi-state reach, a reputation and respect among attorneys and Judges earned from cases argued and cases heard, bold auditor and compassionate counselor, an attorney hired not to be your friend and a friend you will find in the attorney...it's for all this that I have come to know and trust about Attorney Mathis that YOU, as my wife and I did, can entrust Attorney Mathis with things most important and matters most valued--when loosing isn't an option.
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Posted by Megan | February 18, 2016
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Amazing!
Mr. Mathis put me right at ease from the moment we first sat down to talk. I loved his positive attitude and his promptness on moving forward with my wishes. He always kept me up to date with emails and phone calls, as well as sending me all documents in my case for my own records. He was able to successfully get my divorce dismissed in Kentucky so I could move it back to my home state. Would highly recommend hiring him for any legal matter!
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Posted by Brandon | January 14, 2016
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Great Representation
Jacob is an outstanding Attorney, keeps me up to date on everything going on with the case. He is kind, compassionate to doing the right thing in the best interest of his clients, aside from that, knows how to quickly take control of a situation in a court room when things get out of line. Very calm, collective and only uses whats needed at the time, and saves the rest for when it will be useful, great strategizer in putting cases together and laying it out before the courts.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
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Thankful
I contacted Jacob Mathis about a divorce that involved pending criminal charges against my spouse. My uncertainty about the situation was comforted after speaking with him. He was always clear and straight forward with me, even if it was not what I wanted to hear. Throughout my case, he quickly answered and took action with my concerns. Safety and security were top priority in my case. Mr.Mathis was very understanding and put great care into that. He is a man of great integrity, and impeccable character. With that being said I'm thankful that Jacob Mathis helped me to get through my divorce quickly and securely. He has my recommendation!
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Posted by Megan | January 13, 2016
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Jacob Mathis Review
Jacob is a wonderful lawyer. He is very attentive to your needs and timely in his responses concerning the case matter. His work ethic is outstanding, professionalism on point, and a man of integrity. I am thankful for everything he has done for me.
Posted by Julie | January 6, 2016
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Knowledgable and Responsive
Jacob Mathis has been my attorney for the past several months and for various topics. He has a kind, but no nonsense way about him that I have come to appreciate as I have been navigating my way through my legal needs. He is sharp, reliable and timely in his responses, I'm relieved I found him when I did and recommend him whole heartedly.
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Posted by Darryl | January 6, 2016
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Reliable Lawyer
Professional lawyer and as a client he has been there for me. Mr. Mathis seeks fair justice!
Posted by Larry | January 1, 2016
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Easy to work with
Although my case is still pending, Jacob has been a great help. His willingness to workout a payment plan made dealing with an already difficult situation easier. My experience while assisting my daughter in a custody suit showed me the other side of legal representation that demanded retainer fees in full up front. For folks on a limited income, that is not always possible and increases the stress load. I am truly thankful for Jacob's assistance and satisfied with the representation that he has provided to this point.
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Posted by Zach | December 31, 2015
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Excellent counsel at a fair price
Jacob has represented me for over a year and a half through a divorce and an ongoing custody battle. His advice and guidance have put my children and me in a better situation than I could've hoped for. I would recommend him and his colleagues to anyone I know.
Posted by Warren Engle | December 30, 2015
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my go to
Jacob is an amazing man. He has always helped my family and myself when I needed him. He is always willing to work with me, whether it is about fund, or the depth of my case. He is quick to respond whenever we need him. I always recommend him to my friends and family for any legal need they have.
Posted by Linda | December 30, 2015
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Highly Recommended
My experience with Mr. Jacob Mathis has been very positive. In a very difficult divorce, after terminating my first attorney, I sought his council. He is very knowledgeable, respectful and personable. Always very quick to respond to my emails or calls, even after hours. Professional, yet supportive.
Posted by Charity | December 30, 2015
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Amazing!
Mr Mathis is an amazing attorney. He knows what he is doing, goes to court, gets it done and fights for what is right. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an honest dependable attorney.
Posted by Jennifer | October 6, 2015
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Fantastic Christian Lawyer that goes the extra mile.
Mr. Mathis has gone above and beyond in my son's divorce and custody battle. He was there everytime we needed him. He was always at court doing everything in his power to help in anyway he could even if just moral support. He is kind and always positive, energetic willing to help and most of all knowledgeable and effective! He has gone out of his way not only to get the job done but to make sure we were emotionally taken care of as well and was always available even for the smallest time never making us feel as if we were taking up his time or not his most important client! I would highly recommend him! God bless him and the Kennedy Law Firm!
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Posted by Petrina | September 22, 2015
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Jacob Mathis , Great Lawyer
Jacob Mathis , is a great lawyer. He made my whole process extremely simple for me. He has the knowledge , the integrity and know how to navigate the law. I truly feel like he's in it to help and understand people. I recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jennifer | June 4, 2015
Child Custody
My case with my exhusband lasted for almost to 16 months. From the moment I met Jacob, I knew he was someone that I would feel comfortable with sharing personal details that is always involved in these kinds of cases. He was knowledgable on the laws and always did what was in the best interest of my case (and my children). His promptness on issues and concerns was always top notch and was greatly appreciated. During the duration of my case, I was handled exclusively by Jacob and really felt that I was his only client. I would recommend him 1,000 times over.
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Posted by Debbie | February 6, 2015
Divorce/Custody
Jacob Mathis handled a divorce/child custody case for a family member approximately two years ago. He was always professional, responsive, and compassionate. One of the divorcing parties was especially difficult and Mr. Mathis was very helpful in dealing with this individual. Our outcome was favorable, and we would definitely use Mr. Mathis again!
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Posted by Carolyn | February 5, 2015
Child custody
Jacob exceeded all of my expectations. I compared him to lightning he was sharp and fast. The professional was supber, no need to follow up, he stayed in contact ensuring there was no loose ends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mathis, Bates & Klinghard PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kennedy Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Law clerk
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law clerk
  • Crabbe, Brown & James
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law clerk
  • Cincinnati Insurance Company
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Murray State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custody dispute
  • Parenting plan modified for dad
  • Wrongful Death
  • settled

Associations

  • Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association
  • General Counsel
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Mediation concentration certification
  • Capital University Law School
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Planning for the Future
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (11)
Endorse Jacob
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jacob to be a very honest, hardworking, and knowledgeable attorney who is very effective."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer. Jacob is a true asset to our legal community. He has established a reputation for being approachable, practical, well-organized, highly skilled, and talented. He has passion for his clients, and the experience to zealously advocate for them. He contributes to our legal community with the highest of standards."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob has always been one of my favorite attorneys to work with in town. He is intelligent, really cares for his clients, and is always well prepared when going into court. I consistently recommend Jacob when they have substantial family law issues."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jacob Mathis for several years and can say he is a very effective attorney who works hard to get the desired results for his clients. It's always a pleasure to work with Mr. Mathis. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this seasoned and well respected lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jacob is a talented lawyer that pushes his cases hard and always looks out after his clients best interests."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney and is a wonderful asset to our local bar."
General practice Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jacob is an experienced and dedicated attorney. He is trustworthy and hard-working."
Family Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is a dedicated and effective attorney. He has always been a pleasure to work with, and I have always respected his professionalism both in and out of the courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mathis is highly sophisticated and dedicated attorney with a great reputation in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly skilled in family and custody matters in both Tennessee and Kentucky."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jacob. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is a great advocate for his clients and is very knowledgeable about many areas of the law."
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Clarksville Family Lawyer Jacob Prentice Mathis
Jacob Prentice Mathis
Family Attorney
Clarksville, TN
Licensed for 17 years
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