Jennifer Coats Covellis

Jennifer Coats Covellis Attorney at Law

Jennifer Coats Covellis is an attorney with Karnes Legal Services.  She joined our legal family in 2010 as a Summer intern and then full time in 2011 after graduating law school.  Jennifer practices mostly in family law, focusing on adoptions, child custody, divorce, and estate planning.  She has always had a love of children, so she devotes quite a bit of her practice to Juvenile Law as well serving as a Guardian ad Litem.

Jennifer is born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee.  After graduating from North Side High School, she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and then graduated from Mississippi College School of Law where she was in the top ten percent of her class.

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and their two children.


Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, MS

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Honors Graduate

Magna Cum Laude, Best Paper Award Legal Writing

Dean’s List

Property Award for the Mississippi State Bar


Honor Society,

Member Political Science Honor Society,

Who’s Who Among College Students



Karnes Legal Services, Attorneys at Law, Jackson, Tennessee

Intern, May 2010 – May 2011

Karnes Legal Services, Attorneys at Law, Jackson, Tennessee

Judicial Extern, May 2009-August 2009

Judge James D. Todd, United States District Court

Intern, January 2008-May 2008

Marty McAfee, Attorney at Law, Memphis, Tennessee

Intern, August 2007-December 2007

Autumn B. Chastain, Attorney at Law, Memphis, Tennessee


Certified Guardian Ad Litem, 2010-Present

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Member, 2008-Present

Chi Omega Sorority, Member, 2004-Present

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, member