Jennifer Vallor Ivy

Jennifer Vallor Ivy is an Associate with Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., and joined the Firm in 2016 after serving for two years as a judicial law clerk for Judge J. Steven Stafford of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Jennifer practices in the area of general litigation, focusing primarily on employment law and civil rights. She is a member of the Firm’s Employment Law and Civil Rights Practice Group.

Jennifer earned her law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While in law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Robert L. Childers of the Circuit Court of Tennessee in Shelby County and on the Editorial Board of The University of Memphis Law Review as Senior Articles Editor. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Memphis. Jennifer and her husband Sam, who is also a practicing attorney, reside in Jackson, Tennessee.


Community Involvement

  • University of Memphis Alumni Association
  • University of Memphis Law Alumni Board of Directors
  • Jackson Cotillion Club (Serving the Boys & amp; Girls Club of Jackson)
  • Mentor, TN Achieves College Scholarship and Mentor Program


Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker –Employment Law Update – Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, December 2018
  • Author – The Rizo Case: Narrowing the Pay Gap, Broadening Liability, HR Professionals Magazine, May 2018 Issue
  • Speaker – Beware! Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace, West TN Society for Human Resource Management Conference, Union University, Jackson, TN, May 2018
  • Speaker – Employment Law Update, West TN Society for Human Resource Management Conference, Union University, Jackson, TN, November 2017
  • Author – Does the ADA Require Reassignment without Competition?, Tennessee Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Connect, October 2017
  • Speaker – Appellate Practice: Top Tips for an Appealing Appeal, Tennessee Bar Association Court Square Series, September 2017
  • Speaker – Appellate Practice: Last Best Chance to Get it Right, Divorce Practice with Larry Rice Seminar, Memphis, TN, March 15-17, 2017
  • Speaker – When Judgment Day Comes Early: Summary Judgment Under Rye v. Women’s Care Center, Tennessee Bar Association, September 2016
  • Speaker – Preparing the Record in the Trial Court, Tennessee Bar Association’s Court of Appeals Academy, Memphis, TN, April 2016
  • Speaker – Family Law Update, Dyer County Bar Association, January 2016
  • Speaker – Case Studies in Employment Law – West TN Society for Human Resource Management Conference, Union University, Jackson, TN November 2018


Representative Cases

  • Brookins v. Tabor, No. W2017-00576-COA-R3-CV, 2018 WL 2106652 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 2018), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Sept. 17, 2018)
  • Gunn v. First Baptist Church, No. W2017-02382-COA-R3-CV, 2018 WL 2749639 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 7, 2018)
  • Flatt v. West-Tenn Express, Inc., No. W2017-01727-SC-R3-WC, 2018 WL 4190791 (Tenn. Work. Comp. Panel Aug. 31, 2018)
  • Goodwin v. Hanebis, No. M2017-01689-COA-R3-CV, 2018 WL 4145889 (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 29, 2018)