Jason Holleman joined Jones, Hawkins & Farmer, PLC as a partner in January of 2012. His practice is focused in the areas of public policy advocacy, state and local government regulation, municipal land use and zoning, condemnation and civil litigation.
Mr. Holleman is a native Nashvillian and a seventh generation Middle Tennessean. He attended K-12 in Metro Public Schools and graduated from John Overton High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he served as Vice President of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, President of the Samford Interfraternity Council, and two years as Class President.
Mr. Holleman subsequently earned his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1998. While at Tulane, he earned a Certificate of Environmental Law and was on the Senior Board of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, as well as being an active participant in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic.
Mr. Holleman began his legal career with the Office of General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, working mainly on issues related to solid and hazardous waste regulation and the Tennessee State Parks system. From 1999 until 2002, he served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter, Environmental Division, where his primary responsibilities involved enforcement litigation on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. From 2002 until 2008, Mr. Holleman worked in private practice with the Nashville law firm of Farmer & Luna, PLLC, where he represented numerous state and local government entities, as well as individuals and private businesses. His appellate work has included: Colonial Pipeline Company v. Nashville and Eastern Railroad Corporation, 2007 WL 2826967 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2007) and State ex rel. Flowers v. Tennessee Coordinated Care Network, 2005 WL 427990 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2005).
From 2008 until 2012, Mr. Holleman served as the City Attorney for the City of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee where he represented all boards and commissions within the municipal government, including the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Beer Board, and the Municipal-Regional Planning Commission.
Mr. Holleman is the past chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Nashville Bar Association, a former member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, and a current member of the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association. He was a member of the 2011 class of the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program, and the 2009 winner of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the area of Government and Public Affairs. He is active in a number of civic and community organizations, including serving as the chair of the Richland Creek Run that raises funds to support Greenways for Nashville. He is the past chair of the Board of Directors of the Nashville City Cemetery Association and a past member of the Executive Board of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as a past member of the Board of Directors of Nashville's Table (a food rescue non-profit that has now merged with Second Harvest) and Historic Nashville, Inc. Mr. Holleman is also a member of the Scottish Rite, John B. Garrett Masonic Lodge No. 711, and West Nashville Masonic Lodge No. 612.
In 2007 and again in 2011, Mr. Holleman was elected to serve as a District Councilman on the Metropolitan County Council for Nashville and Davidson County. He is currently the chair of the Charter Revision Committee and has represented the Metro Council on the Metro Greenways Commission and the Metro Homelessness Commission.
Mr. Holleman is married to the former Margaret Martin, an attorney with the Metro Nashville Airport Authority who is also a Nashville native. They have two children, Cecilia and Walter. He and his family reside in the Sylvan Park neighborhood and attend Belmont United Methodist Church.