- Member, 1997
Jerry P. Spore joined Spragins, Barnett and Cobb in 1991 as an associate. A member of the firm since 1997, he concentrates his practice in real estate, banking, bankruptcy, creditor rights, business organizations, commercial transactions, and municipal law.
Mr. Spore is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1981, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Education. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1991 from the University of Memphis (formerly Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law). He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Tennessee in 1991 and all lower trial and appellate courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee and the United States District Court for the Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee.
Mr. Spore has previously served as the County Attorney for Chester County, Tennessee. He currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Henderson, Tennessee. He also is an associate City Attorney for the City of Jackson, Tennessee. Mr. Spore is a former Municipal Court Judge in Medina, Tennessee. Mr. Spore is a member of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee Liaison Committee and has served on the Tennessee Bar Association- Bankruptcy Section Executive Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and a Fellow with the Tennessee Bar Foundation.
Mr. Spore represents creditors in bankruptcy, creditors rights, foreclosures, collections and loan workouts. He represents clients in a wide range of commercial real estate, banking and financing transactions. He is counsel to the Jackson Downtown Revenue Finance Corporation, the Industrial Development Board for the City of Henderson, Tennessee and the Beech River Regional Airport Authority and represents those entities in various economic development and bond financing transactions.
A former collegiate athlete at the University of Mississippi, Jerry follows Southeastern Conference football, and enjoys running, hiking, studying military history and family activities. Jerry has five children, Nicole, Courtney, Bethany, Chris, and Alex and two grandsons, Conner and Clayton.
Areas Of Practice
- Real Estate
- Banking & Finance
- Business Transactions & Commercial Law
- Business Organizations
- Bankruptcy-Creditors' Rights
- Municipal & Governmental Law
- Foreclosure & Collection
- Tennessee, 1991
- U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Tennessee
- Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
- J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1991
- University of Mississippi
- Bachelor of Arts - 1981
- Major: Education
Professional Associations and Memberships
- City of Henderson, Tennessee: City Attorney
- City of Medina, Tennessee, Former City Court Judge
- City of Jackson, Tennessee, Assistant City Attorney
- American Bar Association, Member
- Tennessee Bar Association, Member
- Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, Member
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Fellow - Tennessee Bar Foundation