University of Tennessee (2007)
Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., 2010)
Jess Maples is an associate in the firm's Knoxville office whose practice focuses primarily on civil litigation. Mr. Maples handles cases involving a wide range of individual and corporate clients, including the areas of premises liability, automobile accidents, trucking accidents and workers' compensation.
Born in Knoxville, Jess earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee (2007) before obtaining his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal in Jacksonville, Florida (2010). While in Jacksonville, Jess met his wife and moved to Clearwater, Florida after graduating law school. After graduation, Jess worked as a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office for Clearwater and St. Petersburg and litigated more than 25 jury trials to verdict. Due to his trial experience as a prosecutor, a portion of Mr. Maples’ practice is also dedicated to criminal defense.
After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Jess worked for a regional civil defense firm in Florida where his areas of practice focused on automobile liability, premises liability and first and third party property and casualty claims.
Jess is admitted to both the Tennessee and Florida Bar and is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association. Jess lives in Knoxville and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Tennessee Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association