Jenna McDonald Nichols

Jenna McDonald Nichols



Jenna Hoffman McDonald Nichols concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce and separation, child custody, child support, juvenile law, paternity/parentage, and adoption. Specially trained in collaborative divorce, she is a strong advocate for mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods. Ms. Nichols believes these tactics allow clients to retain the most control over the outcome of sensitive family issues.

A native Memphian and third generation lawyer, Ms. Nichols graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2011. While at Ole Miss, she was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society. In 2014, Ms. Nichols earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. In law school, she served as a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Public Action Law Society. She was recognized with the Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award in 2012. Ms. Nichols also served in the University of Memphis Child and Family Litigation Clinic, where she was appointed as Guardian ad Litem to represent the best interests of children in juvenile dependency and neglect proceedings. 

Ms. Nichols was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2014. She is a board member of the Association for Women Attorneys (Memphis Chapter), serving as President Elect in 2020. She is a member of the Memphis Bar Association (Family Law Section and Young Lawyer’s Division) and a member of the Memphis Collaborative Alliance. In the Memphis community, Ms. Nichols served on the Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure Committee from 2016 to 2018.