Jennifer Mertell

Paralegal

Jennifer graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1997 and with a Master of Arts in Teaching in 1998.  Soon thereafter, she married her husband Scott and moved to Memphis, Tennessee.  Thanks to the strong suggestion from a previous employer, she applied for and received a position at a successful law firm that specialized in nursing home abuse cases and maintained offices across the country, including Memphis.  Jennifer instantly loved every aspect of this new legal environment.  She began assisting paralegals with special projects and quickly advanced to a paralegal position.  Jennifer worked with not only with Memphis attorneys, but with their experienced Little Rock paralegal and trial support team, gaining hands-on experience assisting in the planning of mock trials and trials.

In 2002, after the birth of her daughter, Jennifer began working at the law firm now known as Bailey & Greer.  Her experience has expanded from not only nursing home negligence and wrongful death, but now includes cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, birth trauma and motor vehicle accidents, including those involving tractor trailers.

Jennifer keeps an open line of communication with our clients.  We can honestly say that we have never had a client express dissatisfaction with Jennifer.  In fact, many of our clients keep in touch with Jennifer long after their cases are over.

Jennifer obtains medical records and billing information and works with medical providers and insurance companies to assist with lien and subrogation issues.  Jennifer also works directly with the attorneys assisting in scheduling events, maintaining client files and drafting pleadings for court.  She has attended numerous depositions and mediations and she is an invaluable member of our trial team.  Jennifer helps the attorney organize documents and exhibits and oversees the use of audio visual aids and other technology at trial.

Jennifer lives in Lakeland and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.  She is described by her teenage daughter as an embarrassing soccer mom.