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Front Page - Friday, December 15, 2017

Jelks and Gillespie recognized as Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has recognized Amanda Jelks and Layne Gillespie as 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Layne Gillespie is the owner and founder of Chattanooga Legal Group. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and the Appalachian School of Law in 2007.

Gillespie moved to Chattanooga in 2008 to work for a regional consumer bankruptcy firm. After seven years working in a high-volume practice, Layne founded Chattanooga Legal Group in 2015.

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.

Amanda Jelks is a Chattanooga native who attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Memphis Law School. During her first five years of practice, she 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, Jelks launched Jelks Law with a mission to provide peace of mind to business owners with commercial legal services and estate planning. Since starting her firm, Jelks has received the Super Lawyer’s selection for two consecutive years.

Jelks is the chief executive officer of Women’s Law Collective and is committed to giving back to her community. 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.

Source: The Women’s Law Collective