Jacqueline Bretell was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her parents and brother in 1995. Jacqueline attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member (and later Captain) of the UTC Mock Trial Team, and President of the Pre-Law Club. Jacqueline graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science at the age of 20.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Jacqueline attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. During her first year of law school, Jacqueline earned her 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Throughout law school, she competed and coached multiple mock trial teams, and served as the President of the first Georgia Student Trial Lawyers Association. Jacqueline earned her Juris Doctorate degree while also earning a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting as part of Mercer’s top-ranked legal writing program. Upon graduating from law school, Jacqueline was recognized for her oral advocacy skills by being selected for membership in The Order of Barristers, a national honor society.
During her first year of law school, Jacqueline’s childhood friend was killed by a negligent tractor trailer driver while riding his motorcycle. At the time, Jacqueline was a clerk at the law firm that represented the family of the deceased. As a result, Jacqueline developed a passion for personal injury litigation, and for the representation of those who have been severely injured or killed as a result of the negligence of others.
After completing law school, Jacqueline moved to Las Vegas and began her career working for one of the best insurance defense firms in Nevada. During this time, Jacqueline learned valuable lessons regarding how insurance companies value claims, and the tools and practices they use to make their case. After two and a half years, Jacqueline joined Morris Anderson, where she was able to return to her desire to vigorously and passionately protect the rights of those who have been severely injured.
In her free time, Jacqueline is an active volunteer with the Clark County Legal Foundation and Trial by Peers, as well as various high school and undergraduate-level mock trial teams. She enjoys amateur bodybuilding, fitness competitions, martial arts, riding motorcycles, and exploring Las Vegas with her two six pound Pomeranians, Prince Harley Einstein and Flex Schwarzenegger.