Jenna M. Macnair

Nashville, Tennessee

Jenna Macnair is an associate with Manier & Herod practicing primarily in the areas of employment law, workers’ compensation, surety law, and general civil litigation. Ms. Macnair received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2019, with a concentration in Advocacy & Dispute Resolution.

During law school, Ms. Macnair was Articles Editor of the Tennessee Law Review and Research Editor of the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice. Ms. Macnair was also a legal research assistant to faculty specializing in employment discrimination issues, and she served as a student attorney with the law school’s Advocacy and Expungement Clinics. Additionally, Ms. Macnair interned for the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Prior to law school, Ms. Macnair received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Furman University where she was principal violist of the Furman Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Macnair is also SHRM-CP certified and has four years of human resources experience with employers ranging from high-growth tech start-ups to large food production companies.

Ms. Macnair is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of TDLA’s quarterly publication, the Journal, and she is a graduate of TDLA’s 2020 Trial School.  Additionally, she is a member of the TBA Young Lawyer Division’s Diversity Leadership Institute Class of 2019.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Surety Law
  • Workers’ Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
    • J.D., magna cum laude, 2019
  • Furman University
    • B.A., 2012

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Who is An Employee, Fidelity Law Journal, Vol. XXVI (2020)
  • Co-Author, Major Universities Become Focus of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Arising out of Failure to Monitor Their 403(b) Plans, Confero, Issue 21 (Winter 2017)


  • Speaker, Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, 2021
  • Speaker, Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation RTW Coordinator Training, 2021
  • Speaker, TIPS FSLC and FLA Joint Virtual Program, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association