Jesse Emerson Photo

Jesse Emerson

  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Community Involvement

Jesse Emerson joined Santel | Garnerin 2021. Jesse’s practice focuses on business services and litigation, insurance defense/personal injury, and criminal defense. Prior to joining Santel | Garner, Jesse worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Hamilton County, Indiana for 12 years. As a deputy prosecutor, Jesse represented the State in hundreds of criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to major felony offenses and served as lead counsel on over 40 jury trials. Jesse also represented the State in violations of probation, expungement, sentence modification, infraction/ordinance violations, and specialized driving privilege hearings.


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D. - 2008
  • Sewanee: The University of the South, B.A. in Economics – 2002
  • University of Oxford, St. John’s College – Summer Abroad Program - 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2022
  • Indiana, 2009

Professional Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association
Community Involvement

Jesse and his family attend Experience Community Church in Murfreesboro. He and his family serve the community through the Reclaimed and 5000 ministries.

Prior to moving to Tennessee and joining Santel | GarnerJesse served as a small group leader and mentor. He also served as a volunteer for the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center Bible study and regularly served as a judge in the Hamilton County High School Moot Court Competition. Jesse regularly spoke to local high school and undergraduate government, law, and business classes.

In his free time, Jesse enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. His interests include hiking, camping, fishing, triathlons, cards, and a good fire.

Why Choose Us?

See the Difference in Our Service
  • Results Driven & Committed to
  • Quick Communication & Professional Experience
  • We Highly Value Building Client Relationships
  • Thomas Parkerson & Tommy Santel are Former Prosecutors

Contact Us

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.