TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 4, 2018
Special education attorney Melinda Jacobs of Townsend died on May 12. She was 59. A Kentucky native and 1984 graduate of the University of Alabama Law School, Jacobs spent most of her career practicing in Tennessee in special education and disability law. She worked for the Tennessee Department of Education in the Office of Special Education Programs early in her career, and went on to found her own firm, which exclusively represented school districts in matters pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A memorial service will be held June 16 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Maryville.