Jessica Schultz

Attorney Licensed in Tennessee

Jessica represents individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits with legal matters involving animal law. Focused on combining her passions for the law and animal advocacy, she currently serves as the Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Animal Law section. In this role, she is witness to the growing need for high-quality, affordable legal services for matters that affect the rights and welfare of animals. 

Pet trusts, guardianship disputes, complexities surrounding service and support animals, wrongful death of or injury relating to an animal, and contract/insurance reviews for animal related businesses are just a few examples that Jessica can provide legal guidance on. Jessica prides herself on listening to her clients to fully understand their needs and goals so she can be the best advocate for them. 

Before joining Lyda Group, Jessica worked with several major insurance carriers for close to 20 years. She specializes in commercial insurance and has extensive experience in all roles—especially claims and litigation. She is a trained mediator and arbitrator, so an amicable resolution is her main goal to help minimize both her client's and the court's resources.

As an entrepreneur herself, she knows the complexity of legal issues business owners often face. She is eager to assist in proactively examining each business's unique exposures to implement strategic risk aversion and management techniques. 

Jessica grew up in Tell City, Indiana but has lived in the Nashville area for close to 20 years. She received her Bachelors in Pre-law/Criminal Justice from Ball State University and her law degree from Nashville School of Law in 2017. 

In her free time, Jessica can be found dancing, volunteering at local animal rescues and pro bono clinics, collecting stamps for her National Park Passport, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also a proud mother to 3 boys - one human, one canine, and one feline.


  • Animal Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Small Business & Nonprofit Advice
  • Contractor Disputes
  • Estate Planning, including Pet Trusts
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Pre/postnuptial agreements
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes
  • Mediation & Arbitration


  • Nashville School of Law, J.D.
  • Ball State University, B.S, Pre-law/Criminal Justice
  • The Institutes, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)


  • Tennessee Supreme Court


  • Tennessee Bar Association Animal Law Section Chair
  • Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Volunteer Attorney
  • The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International Insurance Association: President and Charity Coordinator


In-person meetings by appointment only.


5335 W. 48th Ave.
Ste. 501
Denver, CO 80212




Los Angeles:
10880 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024

San Diego:
501 W. Broadway
Ste. 800
San Diego, CA 92101

Santa Clarita:
28338 Constellation Road
Ste. 900
Santa Clarita, CA 91355




Seattle area:
22722 29th Drive SE
Ste. 100
Bothell, WA 98021



40 Burton Hills Blvd.
Ste. 200
Nashville, TN 37215



Fort Lauderdale / Plantation:
950 South Pine Island Road, Suite #150
Plantation, FL 33324

Orlando / Windermere:
9100 Conroy Windermere Road
Ste. 200
Windermere, FL 34786



411 W Monroe St #6
Austin, TX 78704

Houston (Katy):
24285 Katy Freeway
Suite 300
Katy, TX 77494

4708 67th St.
Lubbock, TX 79414

Permian Basin & Monahans:
201 E. 4th St.
Monahans, TX 79756

The information provided on this website is not legal advice. Visitors to this website should not act upon information contained in this website without obtaining professional advice. Neither viewing this website nor sending an email or other communication to Lyda Law Firm, Lyda LLC, or any other affiliates (collectively, "Lyda Group") creates an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm. Unless the firm has agreed to represent you, any communication from you to the firm by email or otherwise may not be treated as confidential or privileged. This site and its contents may be construed as attorney advertising. Any testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
© 2014-2023 Lyda LLC
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram