Growing up, my grandfather, Justice Robert Cooper, was always a major inspiration to me. His staunch sense of right and wrong and his willingness to give a voice to the voiceless inspired me to become a lawyer and continue that tradition. I joined Branstetter, Stranch and Jennings because our firm does exactly that.
Jack Smith focuses his legal practice on wage and hour and complex litigation. In addition to these practice areas, he also has experience in drug, election, employment and utilities law. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he served as an acquisitions editor for the Tennessee Law Review and Transactions: the Tennessee Journal of Business Law. He was also a member of the Appellate Law Clinic, where he helped successfully appeal a Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal in U.S. v. Christian.
Outside of the office, Mr. Smith enjoys rock climbing, hiking and bicycling.
Areas of Practice
- Complex litigation
- Wage and hour litigation
- University of Tennessee College of Law, 2018, J.D.
- Served as acquisitions editor for the Tennessee Law Review and Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
- Member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he helped successfully appeal a Fourth Amendment search and seizure case before the Sixth Circuit, U.S. v. Christian (6th Cir. 2018)
- The Ohio State University, magna cum laude, 2016, B.A.
- Tennessee, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2019
- Routinely handles wage and hour cases
Professional Honors and Activities
- Nashville Bar Association, 2018 to present
- Tennessee Bar Association, 2018 to present