Associate Jennifer L. Sneed*

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.

Jennifer was recently selected to the National Bar Association’s 2022 “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” Awards.  Jennifer is involved in the community as well, including: President, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Memphis Bar Association (2021-2022); Vice President, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Memphis Bar Association (2020-2021); Member, REACH Memphis, Board of Directors (2019-present); Vice Chair, Children’s Issues Committee, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board (2018-2019); Member, Parish Pastoral Council, St. Patrick Catholic Church (2018-2019); and a Member, Midtown Memphis Rotary Club (2017-present), Member, Board of Directors (2018-present) and past Chair, Membership Committee (2018-2020).

  • 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
  • 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
  • Honors Diploma Recipient
  • Presidential Scholarship Award
  • Brother Ignatius Althaus Award
  • Presidential Recognition Award
  • 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
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Memphis Bar Association
  • 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
  • 2019 Public Service Project Award, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Steering committee member – National Compassion Fund (a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime) – Collierville Survivors Fund, 2021 (to benefit the victims of the September 23, 2021 Kroger shooting incident)
  • National Bar Association 2022 "40 Under 40" Awards recipient
  • “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, 2019
  • “Five Reasons You Need a Will (and One Reason You Don’t),’ The Daily Memphian, 2019
  • Panel Member, “Non-Courtroom Law Practice,” University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2022
  • Panel Member and Coordinator, “‘Toxic and ‘Overprotected’ or ‘Gimme More:’ an In-Depth Panel Discussion on Tennessee Conservatorships,” Memphis Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2021
  • Panel Moderator and Coordinator “Best Remote Practices for Probate Lawyers,” Memphis Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2021
  • Panel Moderator and Coordinator, “Conservatorships in the Time of Coronavirus,” Memphis Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2020
  • “GAL Essentials: The Mission & Tools Needed to Serve Underrepresented Youth, Regardless of Practice Area,” Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, (accompanied by online CLE), 2019
  • “Property Rights and Wills Presentation and Legal Clinic,” Memphis Area Legal Services and The Works, Inc., 2019
  • “Estate Planning Dos and Don’ts,” Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Memphis Area Legal Services, 2019
  • “More Than a Meal, St. Patrick Church,” Bluff City Life, Pt.1 of 4, WMC Action News 5, 2019
  • “Wills and POAs,” Memphis Area Legal Services Pro Bono CLE and Awards Reception, 2019


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