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Jessica Farmer Ferrante

Divorce and separation Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   18 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

About Jessica

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Jessica Ferrante, of Rossville, Tennessee, is the Senior Associate Attorney at Rice Caperton Rice, PLLC. Mrs. Ferrante earned her Juris Doctor from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in May 2012, where she was ranked in the top of her class. Prior to law school, Mrs. Ferrante graduated from Collierville High School in 2005 and from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she graduated with Honors in 2009.


She was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in November 2012 and is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, and Association of Women Attorneys. Mrs. Ferrante was later admitted to the Mississippi Bar in February 2019 and is now a member of the Mississippi Bar Association. In addition to practicing law in both Tennessee and Mississippi, Mrs. Ferrante is also listed as a Rule 31 Mediator and is a member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.


Mrs. Ferrante has been named one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Memphis’ Finest Young Professionals. She was also named one of Memphis Magazine’s Women to Watch in 2018. In 2019, 2020, and 2021, she was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Tennessee by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and has also received the Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for Tennessee from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. In 2021, Super Lawyers named Mrs. Ferrante a Super Lawyer Rising Star, and Avvo rates Mrs. Ferrante as a 10.0 out of 10.00 and awarded her their Client’s Choice Award.
Finally, Mrs. Ferrante was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to be a Hearing Committee Member for the Board of Professional Responsibility, Division IX. Mrs. Ferrante has served in this capacity since 2016.

Licensed for 11 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 02/03/2023
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 03/16/2023

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

Contact Jessica

Rice Law
275 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38103
Rice Caperton Rice PLLC
275 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN, 38103
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Posted by Brandon | August 6, 2022
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5 Star Attorney!
Jessica is an amazing attorney. I have had the opportunity to hire her in 2017 and again in 2021. She works very hard and it shows every time she steps into a courtroom. As a single father I was aware the courts are not always in the father's favor, but nonetheless, I always came out smelling like a rose in any hearing I had to attend. She is to the point and means business. You will never be going to court not knowing what to expect. She will tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. Not only is she always prepared but she will make sure that you are as well! I can not say enough good things about Jessica as an attorney. The whole establishment is all stars and you will feel very much taken care of from the moment you hire her. My whole situation with my children is excellent. I have more time with them than I ever thought possible and because of my decision to hire Jessica, my life went from scared and confused, to the best possible outcome I could have hoped for. For anyone in the position to seek out an attorney, who you pick matters! I've had the chance to see that first hand. Do not pick the first attorney you come across in your area and think that they are all the same. You want someone who will go that extra mile for you. It's your life that will be affected, and your kids lives as well. I was always made to feel like I was the only client even though I know that I wasn't. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to hire her again if need be, and can't recommend her enough!
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Posted by LaKesha | May 6, 2022
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Best attorney
She is smart, tenacious, and vigilant. She communicates well and effectively. She advised me and protected me. I can't find all the words to describe what a GREAT JOB she did but above all she listened to me with empathy and compassion. I highly recommend her and her staff.
Posted by Patty | July 8, 2021
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Awesome Attorney
I recently retained the services of Jessica Ferrante. Jessica and her staff were the best. Although a divorce is not necessarily a pleasant situation, Jessica and her staff worked diligently to make this situation as stress free as possible. I live in another state but was made aware of everything that was taking place and what to expect next. There is no doubt in my mind that I chose the right attorney. I highly recommend Jessica Ferrante for any kind of Family issue that you may have.
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Posted by Peter J. Vincent | May 28, 2021
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Sales Manager
Very professional the way Jessica walked me through the entire process. I would recommend her services to anyone going through a divorce.
Posted by Scott | September 24, 2020
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Amazing attorney
This was my first divorce and the professionalism with a personal touch was the perfect combo to put me at ease. I knew what was going on every step of the way. Wonderful experience in such a life changing time. Jessica is the only attorney I will ever use ever use again! Much appreciated
Posted by Keltner | April 1, 2020
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Kind, Professional, and Motivated
During a very difficult time, Jessica not only proved to be a skilled attorney who got results, she listened and focused on understanding what was most important to me over the entire process and built a strategy around that. She is professional, strategic, insightful, and brilliant. For anyone facing a family law issue, I would highly recommend Jessica. I had full confidence that I had had the best legal representation in Tennessee and took comfort with her in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Jessica is fierce and quick in the court room, you definitely want her on your team and not the opposing party’s. She is very organized and prepared. I have been trying to get adequate child support established, back support, and opposing party’s half of a large amount of medical bills for my daughter for THREE years. Jessica finally got everything officially ordered and did not let opposing counsel continue the case again or let them get out of paying half of my daughter’s insurance or lower the child support. They fought so hard to not have to pay the rightful half of the expenses for a child. Jessica even said she has never seen someone fight this hard to not support their own child, but she fights harder and did not let him weasel his way out of paying! She doesn’t play games...HIRE HER!
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Posted by Karen | February 6, 2019
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Excellent experience
Going through a divorce is not something I would wish on anyone. I found Jessica and her team from a recommendation of another attorney . They were the best ! I didn’t even know where start. Everyone I dealt with was professional,courteous and kind. I felt like my needs were important to them. I received a fair and appropriate settlement thanks to their hard work . I would not hesitate to recommend Jessica to anyone!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2017
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Great with child support and people!
Jessica represented me in a complicated child support case that involved the child support office. She quickly resolved it (and in my favor)! Jessica was efficient, helpful, and willing to go above and beyond to minimize my stress during the process. It's obvious from her work that she doesn't just represent her clients; she cares about them also. We need more attorneys like her in the world. I recommend her to anyone looking for a family law attorney.
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Posted by Phil | August 16, 2017
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Contempt Suit-Alimony continuation
Aggressive yet personable. In depth research for my case specifics resulted in successful defense. Her arguments and specific facts presentation was critical in the successful outcome of this case.
Posted by Austin | June 20, 2017
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Awesome
She was there everytime i had a question or concern, she kept everything civil and smooth and i couldnt ask for a better attorney. She is amazing!
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
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Thank you.
Ms. Ferrante helped me in a time that I really needed it. She was patient, knowledgeable, and very good at keeping me informed. Many Thanks Jessica
Posted by Rich | February 2, 2017
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My Divorce Attorney
Jessica was not at all what I expected from a lawyer in my divorce case. She showed understanding of my feelings, provided superior advise, and told me all the legal ramifications of different aspects of the case, patiently explained all the legal procedures and maneuvers. She also directed me to step back and think things over before making decisions when that needed to be done and was firm in bringing me back to point when I had ventured off or had forgotten her previous advise. She was consistently superior throughout my entire case. The entire firm and staff were also outstanding. I cannot over state how highly I would recommend Jessica for anyone going through a divorce or needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by Angie | January 11, 2016
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Recommend without hesitation
As an attorney who has interacted with attorneys on a daily basis for more than fifteen years, I was so impressed with the hard work and enormous amount of time Jessica spent on my case! Jessica was always available to respond to my questions or concerns. Not only was she extremely prepared for court but she and the firm also ensured that I too was prepared for court. I felt as though I was in the best hands throughout the process. I so appreciate the way I was treated by everyone at the firm! I, also, am so grateful for the care that they took with my case. I would, without hesitation, highly recommend Jessica Farmer to anyone in need of an attorney for divorce or child custody/ support issues.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2015
Best Law Firm in Memphis
The Rice Law Firm did an outstanding job representing me. They were very caring and and helped me through the toughest time in my life. If you want an attorney who will fight for you and win, ask for Jessica Farmer.
Posted by Beth | January 7, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Jessica did an outstanding job representing me in what was an extremely complicated post-divorce legal nightmare! She was kind, compassionate and had an amazing range of knowledge of the law. Jessica worked diligently to make sure that all "i's were dotted and t's crossed"! She came up with wonderful strategies to use in my case, and she always returned phone calls and emails in a timely manner. I have, unfortunately, worked with several attorneys over the past ten years after my ex-husband filed for divorce, and I wish I had come to Jessica and Rice Law from the beginning!
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Posted by Betty | August 19, 2014
my divorce attorney
Jessica made a horrible divorce situation bearable. She was there with the knowledge to advise me at every step. She was quick to return calls, and she was compassionate throughout the process. I don't believe you could find a better attorney to represent you.
Posted by Deborah | July 9, 2014
Good Lawyering
Ms. Jessica Farmer is about as good as it gets. She lets you know exactly what is happening in a way that you understand. She is very personable with a good human touch! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 290-290 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Rice Caperton Rice PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rice Divorce Team
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rice Caperton Rice PLLC
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Senior Law Clerk
  • Rice, Amundsen & Caperton
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Legal Research Assistant
  • Cecil C. Humphreys School Of Law University Of Memphis
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern, Judge Robilio
  • Shelby County, Tennessee Circuit Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Assistant
  • Snider & Horner, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctorate
  • 2012
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Associations

  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility
  • Hearing Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Public Action Law Society
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 in Tennessee
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Ten Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Women to Watch
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm in Tennessee
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm in Memphis
  • Commercial Appeal
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm in Mid-South
  • Commercial Appeal
  • 2016
  • Memphis' Finest Professionals
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm in Mid-South
  • Commercial Appeal
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm in Mid-South
  • Commercial Appeal
  • 2014
  • CALI - Trust Law
  • Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law
  • 2012
  • CALI - ADR/Mediation
  • Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law
  • 2012
  • Scholarship
  • Joseph Henry Shepard Foundation
  • 2011
  • CALI - Decedent's Estates
  • Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law
  • 2011
  • Scholarship
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Larry Rice: The Last Show
  • Ethics: The First Step to a Profitable Law Practice is Keeping Your Law License.
  • 2019
  • Ethics Seminar
  • The Height of Your Chinese Wall: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Conflicts of Interest
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
Endorse Jessica
Family Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I worked with Jessica for nearly a year, and her resolve is impeccable. She is incredibly knowledgeable and a fierce advocate for her clients. I would recommend Jessica to anyone without hesitation."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She was delightful to work with and represented her client well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very sharp advocate for her clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is smart, tough, and caring. She makes a strong effort to be knowledgeable in her areas of practice so that she can best serve her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have the pleasure of working at the same firm as Jessica Ferrante. She proves her constant dedication to her clients every day through her hard work on every case. She advises and prepares her clients to the best of her ability, all while understanding the difficult time they are facing. I have witnessed Mrs. Ferrante making time every day for each client. She fights for her clients and does an outstanding job while doing it."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have the pleasure of working with Jessica on a daily basis. She understands the needs of her clients, and works everyday to provide the best outcome for each one. She is someone I turn to when I want to discuss a case and how the current law may affect my client. Jessica has a love of learning, and an impeccable work ethic that makes her an invaluable asset as a colleague."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I work with Jessica Ferrante and see first hand every day the importance she holds every client's case. She treats each client with priority and makes herself available for her clients during this difficult time in their life. Mrs. Ferrante proves the importance of looking at each client's case individually, while working hard on their behalf."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I hired Mrs. Ferrante as a law clerk. Her tireless work ethic caused me to make her an associate. Since then I have been more and more impressed with Jessica on a daily basis. Witnessing her relentlessly pursue and acquire continued skill and knowledge is an actual joy. I may have hired a law clerk, but she quickly became a peer who I respect and thoroughly enjoy working with. It will be a sad day when she finally realizes she can do this without me."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is bright and diligent and has a great attitude regarding the profession and life."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent lawyer with a great talent for finding the key issues in a case and winning on them. Clients are lucky to have her as their attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Jessica in a mediation yesterday. I was the mediator and she represented the Plaintiff/Wife. I was so impressed with her abilities at the mediation. She did a great job not only with providing good information to her client but also exhibited a demeanor which was professional, courteous (toward opposing counsel and his client) and helpful, not harmful. We are always generally quick to criticize but rarely take the time to give out compliments, so I wanted to pass along my thoughts. Sheree"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is an excellent young attorney. I have worked on several cases with her, and she handled herself very professionally as she advocated for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is a smart, dedicated, and talented advocate for her clients. I would not hesitate to refer any client with a family law matter."
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Memphis Divorce and separation Lawyer Jessica Farmer Ferrante
Jessica Farmer Ferrante
Divorce and separation Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 11 years