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Jesse Emerson

  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Community Involvement

Jesse Emerson joined Parkerson | Santel in 2021. Jesse’s practice focuses on business services and litigation, insurance defense/personal injury, and criminal defense. Prior to joining Parkerson | Santel, 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, pending 2022
  • Indiana, 2009
  • United States’ District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, pending 2022

Professional Associations

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

Prior to moving to Tennessee and joining Parkerson | Santel, Jesse was a member of Harvest Bible Chapel where he 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 government and law classes and enjoyed speaking at Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis undergraduate law classes.

Jesse and his family regularly attend Experience Community Church in Murfreesboro. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, triathlons, firepits, cards, and spending time with his wife and four children.

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