Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked my way through college while serving in the U.S. Marines. My service in the military taught me the determination and discipline that is necessary to excel in a combat situation. Those qualities are essential when I am fighting for my clients’ rights.
After returning from Iraq, and while going to law school, I worked at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services as a probation officer. During the years I worked there, I gained an insider’s understanding of how DCS works, and of the expectations of prosecutors, probation officers and judges. I was also a facilitator for DCS. As a facilitator I essentially mediated in difficult situations when DCS was involved with a family, many times with the threat or result of taking children out of the family home. The combination of my military experience and facilitating for DCS, has given me exceptional insight into working for my clients in difficult situations and obtaining their desired results.
As a probation officer for DCS, I was in Court almost daily with the attorneys, families, Judges, and court personnel. I also took this opportunity to watch attorneys, both inexperienced and experienced, as they practiced law. I have spent more time in courtrooms than most attorneys have during their entire legal career. The opportunity to observe numerous court proceedings gave me a unique insight into what is and isn’t effective in front of a judge or a jury. I use that knowledge and insight every time I enter the Courtroom and protect my clients’ rights as they move through the legal process.
I believe that if you are caught up in the legal system, whether in criminal court, juvenile court, or with a family law case, you need an attorney who knows the law and knows the system. I am that attorney and I offer quality representation based on my formal education and my real world experiences.
Should you need my assistance with any matter, you may contact me at Jacques@khalawgroup.com or by telephone at (615) 567-7300.