Jamie K. Durrett is a native of Clarksville. She graduated from Montgomery Central High School then stayed in Clarksville to attend Austin Peay State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Sciences in Languages in Literature in 2004. During her time at Austin Peay, Jamie was a charter member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, Zeta Omega Chapter.
After graduation, Jamie moved to Birmingham, Alabama to pursue her law degree at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. While at Cumberland, Jamie served as a member of the Internal Relations Committee of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, was a Judge Abraham Caruthers Legal Research and Writing Teaching Fellow, and was a member of Cumberland’s Trial Advocacy Board. She also served as a law student clerk to the Honorable District Court Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins of the Middle District of Alabama. After being named to the Dean’s List in all six of her semesters at Cumberland, Jamie graduated in the top third of her class with her law degree in 2007.
After obtaining her law degree, Jamie remained in Birmingham practicing law primarily in the areas of corporate law, insurance defense, and Medicare compliance. In May 2010, Jamie returned home to Clarksville to practice at Batson Nolan PLC. Currently, Jamie practices primarily in the firm’s Civil Litigation Group, focusing especially on Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Insurance Defense. Jamie is listed as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator in the field of General Civil Mediation. She has been selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation lawyers in the State of Tennessee since 2014. Jamie was also selected for the Continental Who’s Who in 2015. Jamie has been named as a Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Star of the Quarter three times for her commitment to service in her community.
Outside of the firm, Jamie is very active in the local community and the local bar association. Jamie is a member of the Montgomery County (Tennessee) Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association and is the 2019-2020 Board of Governors Governor for the Middle Grand Division, Position 2. She also serves as the Delegate of the 19th Judicial District to the Tennessee Bar Association House of Delegates and is the TBA Young Lawyers’ Division District 10 Representative. She has served as an advisor for the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority at Austin Peay and is a past President of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Middle Tennessee Alumnae Association. Jamie is a past Guild Member of the Customs House Museum and served as President for two years as well as holding the positions of Flying High Auction Chair (2013), Flying High Co-Chair (2014) and Flying High Chair (2015). Jamie is currently the Vice Chair of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Board of Trustees and chairs the Marketing and Membership Committee. She is also a 2015 graduate of Leadership Clarksville and continues to volunteer for Leadership Clarksville.
Publications and Presentations:
- “Closing Argument: Through the Eyes of a Trial Advocate.” American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Volume 30:3, Spring 2007 by Kevin C. Kennedy and Jamie K. Durrett as a contributing author
- “Ethical Implications of Social Media for Attorneys” for DRI’s The Voice, Volume 12, Issue 39, October 2, 2013
- “Google Glass: How Will It Affect the Law as We Know It?” for DRI’s The Voice, Volume 13, Issue 18, May 7, 2014
- “The Ethical Boundaries of Client Confidentiality” for DRI’s For the Defense, May 2014
- Guest Lecturer for Austin Peay State University’s Technical Writing Program
- Presentation and written materials for NBI’s “Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care” Seminar – “Qualifying for Medicaid Long-Term Care Programs” held October 10, 2013 in Franklin, Tennessee
- Presentation and written materials for NBI’s “Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid” Seminar – “Crisis Planning and Assistance” held March 20, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Presentation and written materials for NBI’s “Advanced Elder Law” Seminar – “Medicaid Crisis Planning and Benefits Restoration” held September 29, 2014 and December 7, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority District Day Small Group Facilitator (2015, 2016)
- Presentation and written materials for NBI’s “Step-by-Step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts” Seminar – “Documenting Long-Term Care, Incapacity, and End-of-Life Decisions” – held on March 9, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Presentation and written materials for NBI’s “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law – Made Simple” Seminar – “Clarifying UM/UIM Coverage – Carrier Obligations Made Simple” and “Medical Discovery Basics for UM/UIM Cases” – held on April 27, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Presentation and written materials for NBI’s “Trusts: The Ultimate Guide” Seminar – “Medicaid Planning Trusts” –held on June 5, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Presentation and written materials for Tennessee Attorney Memo’s 2017 Personal Injury Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys Seminar – “Medical Discovery in Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases” held on September 21 and 22, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Presentation and written materials for NBI’s “Insurance Coverage Litigation” Seminar – “Insurance Law Update, Trends, and Recent Developments,” “Creatively Framing Your Coverage Position,” and “Upholding Ethical Standards” held on July 27, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Presentation and written materials for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Court Square Series – “Law Practice Management: Building a Diverse Practice” held on September 14, 2018 in Clarksville, Tennessee
- Co-presenter and written materials for the Tennessee Bar Association 2018 Young Lawyers Conference– “Maintaining Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession” held on October 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana
- Presentation and written materials for the Warm Souls CLE “Civil Law Update 2018” held on December 21, 2018 in Clarksville, Tennessee
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