Jordan T. Newport is an associate attorney for Taylor & Knight, GP. Jordan practices in the areas of General Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Business Litigation and Commercial Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, consumer protection, appeals and governmental tort law litigation.
Jordan was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, after which he stayed home and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. While at UTK, Jordan majored in Marketing, while earning a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Consumer Sciences. Jordan graduated Summa Cum Laude.
After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Jordan attended law school at Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law where he graduated ranking in the top five of his class with the honorable distinction of Magna Cum Laude. While in law school, Jordan served as Vice President of LMU Law’s Student Bar Association for two years, as well as serving as the Vice President of the Family Law Society. During his three years in law school, Jordan received certificates of academic excellence for achieving the highest grade in his class in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing III, Legal Research II, Legal Research III, Business Organizations, and Trial Advocacy I.
Jordan has worked all around Knoxville and has achieved a variety of notable accomplishments since he began working in the legal field. As a law clerk, Jordan clerked for some of the most prestigious lawyers and law firms in Knoxville, as well as serving a term as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas R. Frierson, II, of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Jordan also served as a research assistant and teaching assistant while at LMU Law.
Since beginning at Taylor & Knight, GP in 2018, Jordan has worked on a variety of civil cases. He has handled civil matters involving the Tennessee Government Tort Liability Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as various other federal and state statutes. Jordan has also assisted in authoring several motions and briefs that have been successful in Tennessee state court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with his friends, family, girlfriend and their wild -Rhodesian Ridgeback-Golden Retriever mix pooch. He loves traveling and trying to stay fit. If there’s a University of Tennessee football or basketball game, you can bet that Jordan is either in attendance or watching it on TV. Jordan is also a self-proclaimed foodie and a coffee enthusiast.
The law firm of Taylor & Knight helped me get the justice that I deserved from Knox County, Tennessee. After suffering a serious neck injury while incarcerated in the Detention Facility, Knox County and its staff completely ignored me as my symptoms got worse and worse. I was consciously ignored for over two months and was eventually diagnosed with broken vertebrae in my neck. I hired Jonathan Taylor to help me hold Knox County liable and accountable for my injuries. Even before the case started, Jonathan helped me with tasks that he didn’t have to spend time on. After a long legal battle, Jonathan won my case at trial and helped negotiate a favorable settlement with one of the individuals who consciously disregarded my obvious neck injury. When all was said and done, Jonathan and Taylor & Knight helped me recover close to three quarters of a million dollars. If you have been seriously injured by someone and need legal assistance, you should call Jonathan Taylor and the law firm of Taylor & Knight.
The law firm of Taylor & Knight has been an indispensable asset that I have had in my corner while serving as an East Tennessee Sheriff for the last five years. Taylor & Knight has represented me and my County on a number of cases with a great percentage of success. Early in my first term, Jonathan Taylor advised me on the pros and cons of taking a set of employment cases to trial that arose under the County’s former Sheriff. After taking hours to carefully detail what would come of each particular case, the County Commission decided to settle all of the cases in separate commission meetings. I am convinced that this decision ultimately saved my County tens of thousands of dollars that going to trial and risking an adverse judgment would have cost the taxpayers and citizens of my County. Although Taylor & Knight prides itself on being excellent trial attorneys, they also know when alternative dispute resolutions are in the best interest of their clients. I can say that I honestly look forward to having Taylor & Knight on my legal team while moving forward in my law enforcement career and would highly recommend them to any other county, individual, or business that is in need of any legal representation.
I have known the attorneys at Taylor & Knight for the better part of twenty years and I never hesitate to call on them for legal assistance and representation when my County or its employees or elected officials have been sued in various matters. All of the attorneys at Taylor & Knight are proven trial attorneys and true legal professionals that sincerely care about their clients.
Jonathan Swann Taylor and the law firm of Taylor & Knight saved my business and my livelihood. After being sued as a subcontractor on one of my jobs, the future of my business was up in the air. As a small business owner, any extra money that must be spent to defend a lawsuit can be detrimental, let alone the three quarters of a million dollars that the business that sued me was trying to get. Jonathan traveled over five hours across the state of Tennessee to come defend my interests. After a masterful performance by Jonathan at trial, the case against me and my business was dismissed. Taylor & Knight literally saved my business. I have since used the services of Jonathan and Taylor & Knight on other legal issues and wouldn’t think twice about referring them to a family member or friend in need of legal assistance on any type of case in any courtroom across the State of Tennessee.
I have been fortunate to work with many fine attorneys over the past 50+ years of my career, and I can say with confidence that the firm of Taylor & Knight works to the absolute highest standards of competence and technical expertise. An invaluable resource to my own business, I've never hesitated to refer clients to this firm when they've needed legal advice or representation.
Not only have the attorneys of Taylor & Knight exceeded my expectations, but so have their staff. The Taylor & Knight staff is exceptional in providing quick, knowledgeable, and efficient responses to any question or concern that I have. Taylor & Knight’s staff doesn’t merely respond just to acknowledge that I had a question or concern; they always provide me with well-thought-out, knowledgeable information and they always do it in manner that is very kind and courteous.
I have personally worked with Jonathan Taylor and Arthur Knight of Taylor & Knight, GP for over ten years and can say unequivocally that they are two of the very best trial lawyers in East Tennessee. They are comfortable in all phases of litigation, but they particularly excel in front of a jury. My County has had numerous cases go to trial over the last ten years and they have won every single case that has been tried. They’ve achieved a successful outcome regardless of whether it was a civil rights or torts case, as well as whether it was in federal court or state court.
Taylor & Knight clearly understands the purposes, needs, and desired outcome of their clients and efficiently use their know-how and expertise from the beginning to the end of the legal process. The experience and results they provide are unmatched to any other lawyers in East Tennessee.
Arthur Knight and the attorneys at Taylor & Knight were invaluable in helping me through one of the most trying and difficult times of my life. After being illegally terminated because of my personal religious beliefs, I was devastated. Not only was I distraught over losing the job that I had worked so hard to obtain, but I was extremely anxious about whether I would be able to get my life back on track. Arthur and the law firm of Taylor & Knight took me through my case step-by-step and made the legal process very comfortable for me. After initially winning my case, but not satisfied with the lack of justice I had received, the attorneys at Taylor & Knight successfully appealed my case which resulted in me obtaining a new verdict that was six figures larger. Their hard fighting in the courtroom not only helped me recover for the harm done to me, but they also successfully made my former employer pay for all of my legal fees. Taylor & Knight’s representation was literally life changing. Having been thrilled with Taylor & Knight’s handling of several legal issues I’ve had over the years; I would not hesitate one second to refer any of my friends or family to them.
Dudley W. Taylor has served my business and my clients for more than 40 years. It's rare to find someone who balances his level of technical tax expertise with such an ease of communication. It's obvious that Dudley loves the work he does, and that has made working with him one of the great pleasures of my career.
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