Attorneys Wright & Persinger Announce Opening of New Law Office In Jamestown

Left to right: Evan Wright, Emily Persinger, and Fentress County Sessions Judge Todd Burnett. Attorneys Wright and Persinger were sworn in by Judge Burnett and admitted to the Fentress County Bar Association last week, and have opened an office on the square in Jamestown.

With a desire to increase access to legal services in the rural Upper Cumberland area, Evan Wright and partner Emily Persinger, recent graduates of Lincoln Memorial University School of Law, have returned to Fentress County to practice law.

After being admitted to the Bar last week, the couple announced that they would be opening an office on the square in Jamestown in the former King’s Furniture Store at 110 South Main Street.

Evan is a lifelong resident of the area, having graduated from York Institute in 1999.  He worked 10 years as a paramedic at the Fentress and Pickett Co. Ambulance Services, while working on and off at the Jamestown Regional Hospital in the emergency room.

Emily, born in Wooster, Ohio, grew up in a small town in the edge of Kentucky near Cumberland Gap, Virginia.

Both Wright and Persinger are recent graduates of Lincoln Memorial University  School of Law, and both had a passion to return to their small-town roots to practice law.

“Our passion has always been, as Lincoln envisioned, to apply what we have learned to our own practice in Jamestown, TN’ Wright said.  “LMU Law has provided us with the knowledge and skills to pursue these goals and embark  on the school mission.  Together, we hope to be a force of positive change for the Upper Cumberland.”

“We both love the beauty of the Upper Cumberland and Emily and I actually live on the Eastport Marina road in Pickett on the farm I grew up on,” Wright added.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.