Attorney in Jackson Tennessee

James R. Krenis
En Español
(731) 736-0889


Attorney James Krenis is a Spanish-speaking solo practitioner with an office located in downtown Jackson, TN. For 14 years he has focused his legal practice on personal injury and worker’s compensation; however, he is now expanding his practice to include: bankruptcy, wills, criminal defense, immigration, social security disability claims, divorce and family law.

Attorney Krenis is admitted to practice in all Tennessee State trial and appellate courts, the Western and Middle federal district courts and even the United States Supreme Court. He was on the board of governors for both the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Association for Justice, and is a hearing officer for the Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility.

SuperLawyers magazine named him "Rising Star".

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Personal Injury / Workers' Compensation

If you have been injured intentionally or due to negligence or someone's reckless behavior, victims of a personal injury have legal rights to compensation for their injuries. With over 14 years experience, Attorney James Krenis will evaluate your personal injury case to help determine the amount of monetary compensation you could be entitled to based on lost income, decreased earning potential, medical bills accrued , emotional and financial loss, as well as pain and suffering endured.

Examples of personal injury cases handled include:

Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Auto Accidents, Boat Accidents, Dog Bites, Slip and Fall Accidents, Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse, Brain Injuries, Back and Neck Injuries, Wrongful Death, Faulty Equipment

Divorce Law and Family Law

Having expanded his solo practice in Jackson, TN to include family legal services such as: divorces, alimony, marital property division, child custody, child support, and visitation; Attorney James Krenis offers compassionate representation in divorce court.

Estate Planning and Wills

Estate planning, including setting up a will or trust will ensure your loved ones receive a financial inheritance upon your passing. Understanding the ever changing laws requires a competent Estate Planning and Administration lawyer. Attorney James Krenis will work hard to make sure there are no problems with your final arrangements.

Bankruptcy Law

If you are experiencing financial troubles or foreclosure, and are considering Bankruptcy, Attorney James Krenis can help. He will assess your current financial situation and determine if Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 11 bankruptcy is the best path for you.

Criminal Law

If you are being charged with misdemeanor or felony charges, or are facing bail hearings or appeals, it is Attorney Krenis’ mission to defend your case as aggressively as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

Examples of criminal law cases include:

DUI/DWI, Assault, Juvenile Crimes, Child Abuse Crimes, Kidnapping, Homicide, Sex Crimes, Drug Crimes, Arson, Weapons Charges, Theft

Social Security Disability Claims

A person is considered “disabled” by the Social Security Administration when they are not able to work enough to support themselves due to a medical condition that is expected to last longer than 12 months or result in death. Attorney James Krenis has experience dealing with Social Security Disability Claims, including the appeals process which happens often.

Immigration Law

The United States Immigration Laws are constantly changing making it very difficult for the individual person to navigate the system. Making one mistake in the immigration process could cause your case to be denied, and place you in deportation proceedings. Attorney James Krenis can help you and your loved ones through general immigration matters including:

Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Fiancé Visas, Freedom of Information Act, Asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Visas, Family Petitions, and Naturalization/Citizenship