Jasmine McNamara can identify the specific incident while growing up that convinced her she wanted to be a lawyer. As a high schooler in Marshall County, just southeast of Huntsville, Jasmine took part in a youth leadership conference in Washington, D.C., where students learned about the American legal system. As part of the conference, students had an opportunity to participate in a mock trial where they could stand up and argue a case.
“I remember calling my mom afterwards,” McNamara recalls, “and I told her, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to be a lawyer.’”
To McNamara, the purpose for a career in law was simply to help people. Initially, she sought to do that by becoming a family law attorney. So, as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama, she received a Bachelor of Social Work degree as a first step in that direction.
McNamara went straight to the University of Alabama School of Law with that goal in mind. After her first year of law school, however, McNamara had the opportunity to clerk for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Lyn Stuart and worked on several plaintiff’s cases. That experience convinced her to change her career direction toward plaintiff’s personal injury law.
To that end, she took a clerkship at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., after her second year of law school and then accepted a job with the firm after receiving her J.D. in 2016. For the first two years of her time with the firm, McNamara worked remotely from Virginia Beach, Va., where her husband, an active-duty pilot in the U.S. Navy, was stationed. Most of her work for the firm during that period was focused on legal research, writing and drafting motions. Then in August 2018, she and her husband moved back to Huntsville, and Jasmine really launched her practice representing injured plaintiffs.
From the beginning of her time with Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., McNamara has had a strong role in a large multi-district antitrust case against a large medical insurer. She has developed a strong reputation for solid research and writing skills, as well as for her ability to establish and maintain strong client rapport.
“I’ve always just been really passionate about representing individuals and families,” McNamara says. “I initially wanted to be a social worker, but as a lawyer, I’m also able to help individuals and families when they’re in a time of need and could use a helping hand.”
McNamara is a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and is also active in the Military Spouse JD Network, an organization of military-spouse attorneys in the U.S.
She and her husband are the parents of a young daughter and are active marathon and half-marathon runners. They also enjoy cooking, hiking, and kayaking.
- University of Alabama, Bachelor of Social Work
- University of Alabama, School of Law
- Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section
- Military Spouse JD Network