Women’s Law Collective, PLLC announces Super Lawyers has recognized Amanda Jelks and Layne Gillespie as 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
Ms. Gillespie is the owner and founder of Chattanooga Legal Group, P.C. Ms. Gillespie graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and the Appalachian School of Law in 2007. She moved to Chattanooga in 2008 to work for a regional consumer bankruptcy firm. After seven years working in a high-volume practice, Ms. Gillespie founded Chattanooga Legal Group, P.C. in 2015. Ms. Gillespie is admitted to practice in Tennessee as well as in the Eastern District of Tennessee. She was recently named a 2017 Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Ms. Jelks is a Chattanooga native, who attended UTC and the University of Memphis Law School. During her first five years of practice, Ms. Jelks worked with one of Chattanooga’s largest law firms handling complex business matters for clients ranging from small business owners to international corporations. In 2015, Ms. Jelks launched Jelks Law, PLLC with a mission to provide peace of mind to business owners with commercial legal services and estate/succession planning. Since starting her firm, Ms. Jelks has received the Super Lawyer’s selection for two consecutive years. She is the chief executive officer of Women’s Law Collective and is committed to giving back to her community. Some of her civic involvement includes serving on the city of Chattanooga’s Health, Education and Housing Facilities Board, the Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Board of Directors.
The Women’s Law Collective, PLLC is an association of independent woman-owned law firms with a mission to provide resources, recognition and encouragement to professional women and the men who support them. Its members are Chattanooga Legal Group, P.C., Jelks Law, PLLC, The Law Office of Corrin Fulton, PLLC, and Katie King Law. Founded in January 2017, Women’s Law Collective has sponsored women and minority owned businesses in the Chattanooga Chamber’s Diversify Marketplace and offered negotiation training for women in business. In 2018, Women’s Law
Collective plans to offer a broad array of training services and networking opportunities. To support and celebrate Chattanooga’s women business owners and professionals, contact the Women’s Law Collective at 803-4898.