Jared S. Renfroe

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Attorney Jared S. Renfroe

Member
Memphis Office
Phone: 901-522-2317
Fax: 901-526-0213
Email: [email protected]

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Jared is a Member with Spicer Rudstrom in the Memphis office who focuses on litigation throughout Tennessee. He graduated cum laude from Lambuth University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and then graduated cum laude with a J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He served as an editor for the Tennessee Law Review and was recognized with the Jerry J. Phillips Best Comment award for his scholarly article that was published in the Tennessee Law Review. Jared was also involved with numerous pro bono activities and the legal clinic while in law school.

Jared’s practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment practices litigation, and trademark application and litigation. Jared has been honored as a recipient of the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars award in 2016 and 2017, a distinction given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Tennessee, for his workers’ compensation practice.

Jared was one of 35 attorneys from across the State who graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law Class of 2017. He serves in the Mid-South Workers’ Compensation Association, Memphis Chapter, and on various committees with the Memphis Bar Association, including the Publications Committee, the St. Jude Committee, and the Membership Committee.

He has volunteered for the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation, where he mentored middle school students at local charter schools, focusing on life skills such as leadership, team-building, personal responsibility and civic engagement. Jared became a St. Jude Hero for his involvement and fundraising for the 2016 St. Jude Marathon weekend. Away from the office, Jared enjoys spending time with his wife, Jeannie, their son Cooper Harris, playing basketball, and traveling.

Practice Areas
Workers’ Compensation
Employment Practices Litigation
Trademark and Intellectual Property

Education
University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
Lambuth University (B.S., cum laude, 2006)

Bar Admission
Tennessee (2010)
Mississippi (2018)

Practice Privileges
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tennessee Trial and Appellate Courts
Tennessee Supreme Court
United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Membership
Mid South Workers’ Compensation Association, Memphis Chapter
Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce
Memphis Bar Association Publications Committee
Memphis Bar Association St. Jude Committee
Memphis Bar Association Membership Committee

Awards
Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2017
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018

Publications
Does Tennessee Need Another Tort? The Disappointed Heir in Tennessee and Tortious Interference with Expectancy of Inheritance or Gift, 77 Tenn. L. Rev. 385 (2010)
Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Law has Changed. . .Again, Nashville Business Journal (2016)
Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Law has Changed. . .Again, Memphis Lawyer Magazine (2016)

Representative Cases

1. Deonya Henderson v. Staff Management/SMX, No. 2015-05-0536, 2017 TN Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 1 (Tenn. Ct. Workers’ Comp. Claims Jan. 13, 2017)

This case was tried in the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Jared obtained a defense judgment. The case was appealed, but the appeal was subsequently dismissed. This case can be found at http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1688&context=utk_workerscomp

2. Jonathan Engler v. Able Moving Co., No. 2014-08-0022 (Tenn. Ct. Workers’ Comp. Claims Aug. 17, 2016)

This case was tried in the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims at Memphis, Tennessee. Jared obtained a defense judgment in this complex workers’ compensation case in which five expert physicians testified in the case. This case can be found at http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1517&context=utk_workerscomp

3. Angela Hewlett v. SMX Staffing, No. 2015-05-0003, 2016 TN Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 108 (Tenn. Ct. Workers’ Comp. Claims July 1, 2016)

This case was tried in the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Jared obtained a defense judgment. This case can be found at http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1470&context=utk_workerscomp

4. Luis Castro-Contreras v. EMB Quality Masonry, Ovidio Juarez, and Lucio Pena, No. 2015-08-0016, 2016 TN Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 83 (Tenn. Ct. Workers’ Comp. Claims May 10, 2016)

This case was tried in the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims at Memphis, Tennessee. Jared obtained a dismissal of both of his defendant clients in this contested workers’ compensation claim. The case can be found at http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1415&context=utk_workerscomp

5Michael Lepes v. TA Operating, LLC, 2017-06-0384, 2018 WL 1724101 (Tenn. Ct. Workers’ Comp. Claims Apr. 5, 2018).

This case was tried in the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims at Nashville, Tennessee. Jared obtained a defense judgment on a hotly disputed claim, succeeding on the affirmative defenses of willful failure or refusal to use a safety device and willful misconduct.