Jerome Melson, a native of Madisonville, Tennessee, graduated with highest honors from the University of Tennessee after earning his bachelor’s degree in three years in the College Scholars program. While at the university, Mr. Melson worked both in Washington and Knoxville as a staff assistant and field representative to United States Congressman John J. Duncan, then the Ranking Minority Member of the House Ways and Means Committee. As a law student, Mr. Melson was a recipient of the John W. Green Scholarship. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with honors in 1988.
Mr. Melson possesses an AV® Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating. Mr. Melson has also achieved recognition in Mid-South Super Lawyers® and in Best Lawyers in America®.
Mr. Melson has been certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2005. He has been certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy since 2012. He is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacyand is currently a Master of the Bench in the Hamilton S. Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Mr. Melson currently serves as attorney for Monroe County, Tennessee, as well as serving as counsel to the Industrial Development Board of Monroe County, Tennessee. In addition, he serves as City Attorney for the cities of Madisonville and Rocky Top, Tennessee. He has also served as City Attorney for Vonore, Tennessee.
In 2016, Mr. Melson was certified as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.
Mr. Melson has served on the adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee, College of Law, Center of Advocacy.
Mr. Melson is currently licensed to practice law in all Tennessee courts, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. In addition, he is a member of the State Bar of Montana and is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for Montana.