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. 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. 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. She went on to pass the Nevada bar at 23 years old.
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. Jacqueline left the practice of insurance defense, and joined Bighorn Law, where she was able to devote her career vigorously and passionately protecting the rights of those who have been severely injured.
Jacqueline is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Cupcake Girls, a non-profit dedicated to providing confidential support to those involved in the sex industry as well as those affected by domestic sex trafficking through holistic resources, case management, and after care. When she is not practicing law, Jacqueline can be seen riding around town on her motorcycle. Jacqueline is an avid rider, and a member of both the Sin City Moto Girls and the Litas – the world’s largest collection of female motorcycle riders.