Faculty Profile: Joseph Jarret

Joseph JarretUniversity of Tennessee
Previous Courses Taught (30)
  • Local Government Forum 2022: Ethical Trends in Government
  • Local Government Forum 2023 (Live Virtual)
  • Corporate Counsel: Covid-Related Decisions from State and Federal Appellate Courts
  • Local Government Forum 2023 (In Person)
  • Local Government Forum 2022
  • Corporate Counsel Forum 2022
  • Local Government Forum 2021
  • Local Government: Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals
  • Local Government Forum 2018
  • TN Local Govt: Ethical Considerations for the Local Government Lawyer
  • State Government Attorneys' Forum 2016
  • Tennessee Local Government Forum 2016
  • How to Handle a Snake Case
  • Ethical Considerations in Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Boards of Zoning Appeals and Planning Issues
  • Zoning Issues from the Public and Private Perspective
  • Municipal Land Use Process
  • Court Square Series 2013 in Kingsport
  • Crisis Communications for Lawyers
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use:
  • The Business of Local Government
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: Mediating the Business Case 2011
  • Religious Accommodations & Discrimination in the Workplace
  • The Business of Local Government
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Series: Mediating the Business Case
  • Mediation: The Dance and the Deal
  • The Ethical & Legal Challenges of Public Sector Mediation
  • Managing the Costs of Litigation in an Era of Fiscal Stress
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Annual Forum
  • Ethical Consideration for the Local Government Attorney

Joe Jarret is an attorney and a federal and state mediator who has been practicing law for over 30 years. He has practiced law before the Tennessee Supreme Court, and lower state and federal courts and before the Florida Governor and his Cabinet. He has served three different government entities as chief legal counsel the most recent being Knox County, Tennessee. Joe has presented CLE-certified blocks of instruction on behalf of the Tennessee Bar Association, The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts, the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association, The Florida Bar Association, E. Tennessee Legal Aid, and other legal organizations. He is the past chair of the TBA Local Government Section. He is a former active duty United States Army Combat Arms Officer and former United States Air Force Special Agent with service overseas. Joe is a full-time lecturer for UT's Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration and frequently lectures at the UT Law School. He is an award-winning writer who has published over 85 articles in various professional journals including the Tennessee Bar Journal.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Masters in Public Administration degree, a Juris Doctorate degree, a post-Graduate Certificate in Public Management and is pursing the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at UT.
He is the 2009 recipient of the Gordon Johnston Award for Excellence in the practice of Local Government Law.