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Jordan T. Newport

Jordan T. Newport

Hagood Moody Hodge PLC
  • Personal Injury, Business Law, Probate ...
  • 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 civil cases. Specifically, Jordan has handled cases in the areas of family law, personal injury, business law, employment law, and general civil litigation, such as contract and construction disputes. Jordan also practices in the areas of estate planning and probate law.

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.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Same Sex Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Hagood Moody Hodge PLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Taylor & Knight, GP
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Law Clerk
Taylor & Knight, GP
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Law Clerk
Ritchie, Davies, Johnson & Stovall
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Intern
Tennessee Court of Appeals
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Education
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law
J.D. (2019)
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Student Bar Association Vice President, Family Law Society Vice President, Peer Leader
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
B.S. | Business Marketing
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Awards
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Trial Advocacy
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Legal Research
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Legal Writing
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Business Organizations
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Legal Research
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Legal Writing
Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee  # 037604
Member
Current
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Knoxville Bar Association
Current
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Tennessee Bar Association
Current
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Knoxville Bar Association Barristers
Co-Chair
Current
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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
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.
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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900 S. Gay Street
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Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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