Jennifer L. Sneed focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, and personal litigation. Among the many legal matters Jennifer assists clients with are estate administrations, wills and trusts, residential real estate issues, guardianships for minors, conservatorships for adults with disabilities, and powers of attorney, as well as litigating will contests, trust disputes, and undue influence claims. She also frequently serves as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and Attorney ad Litem for immigration guardianship cases and contested probate matters. Jennifer is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of Tennessee.

Education

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, J.D., 2016
    • Honors
      • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence – Best Legal Memorandum
      • Irvin Bogatin Scholarship
      • Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation Fund – Dr. Benjamin Hooks Award
      • Tennessee Supreme Court Pro Bono Recognition Program – Law Student for Justice (2016)
      • Donald and Susie Polden Dean’s Scholarship
      • Kathryn Hookanson Fellowship
      • Dean’s Pro Bono Service Award
      • Shades of Justice Bar Preparation Grant
    • Activities
      • Member, Moot Court Board, 2015-2016
      • Member, Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Travel Team, 2015-2016
      • Black Law Student Association, Benjamin L. Hooks Chapter, 2013-2016
      • Student Ambassador, 2014-2015
  • Christian Brothers University, B.A., cum laude, 2011
    • Honors
      • Honors Diploma Recipient
      • Presidential Scholarship Award
      • Brother Ignatius Althaus Award
      • Presidential Recognition Award
    • Activities
      • Secretary, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
      • Secretary, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
      • Christian Brothers University Honors Program
      • Member, Programming Council, Student Government Association
      • Peer Counselor
      • CBU Campus Ministry
      • Writing Center Tutor

Memberships, Licenses & Certifications

  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Memphis Bar Association

Clerkships & Internships

  • Clerk, Hon. Karen D. Webster, Shelby County Probate Court, Division II, 2015-2016
  • Intern, Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, Domestic Violence Unit, 2014-2015
  • Intern, Hon. Glenn I. Wright, Shelby County Criminal Court, Division 2, 2014
  • Intern, Hon. Kay S. Robilio, Shelby County Circuit Court, Division 5, 2008

Publications

  • “Putting the ‘Power’ in Power of Attorney,” Memphis Daily News, 2018
  • “Choose Health Care Power of Attorney Carefully,” Memphis Daily News, 2018
  • “How Useful Is a Last Will and Testament?,” Memphis Daily News, 2018
  • “Are You My Heir? – Who Inherits When You Die Without a Will,” Memphis Daily News, 2018
  • “Who Inherits When You Die Without a Will?” The Daily Memphian, 2018
  • “Who Inherits When You Die Without a Will?” Part 2, The Daily Memphian, 2018
  • “Who Inherits When You Die Without a Will?” Part 3, The Daily Memphian, 2018
  • “Critical Financial Estate Planning Considerations,” The Daily Memphian, 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • “Trending Topics in Probate,” Memphis Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, 2017
  • “GAL Essentials: The Mission & Tools Needed to Serve Underrepresented Youth, Regardless of Practice Area,” TBA Young Lawyers Conference, 2018

Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Children’s Issues Committee, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board, 2018-2019
  • Member, Parish Pastoral Council, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2018-present
  • Member, Midtown Memphis Rotary Club, 2017-present
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2018-2019
    • Chair, Membership Committee, 2018-2019