Jason F. Emert


Jason Frederick Emert concentrates his practice on international litigation and arbitration, government affairs, national security, and foreign relations. His clients include members of congress, diplomats, world leaders, foreign governments, and global and domestic corporations.

Prior to his legal practice, Jason led a European-based non-governmental organization (“NGO”) where he worked with civil society organizations, political parties, and foreign governments on human rights, rule of law, democratization, and free trade around the world. He is an internationally recognized expert on election law and has participated in numerous international election observation missions. He has a broad range of experience across several countries, particularly in Central & Eastern Europe, West Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 

Similarly, Jason also served as chairman of one of the nation’s oldest and largest political organizations where he drafted and instituted updated bylaws to reflect changes in campaign finance, ethics, and electioneering in compliance with campaign finance and political laws.

Jason is a reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force, currently serving as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 134th Air Refueling Wing in the Tennessee Air National Guard.

Outside the Firm

As a former Division I college football player and coach, Jason enjoys staying active. He regularly gets together with friends to play soccer on the weekend and he coaches his son’s baseball team. He also tries to find time to fly-fish or hike in national parks around the country when possible.


  • 2019, “Greater Knoxville 40 under 40,” listed by the Knoxville News Sentinel
  • 2019, U.S.-Mexico Foundation Policymakers Program
  • 2018, American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference
  • 2018, American Council of Young Political Leaders Exchange (Russia)
  • 2017, “Future 40,” listed by Maverick PAC 
  • 2016, “Future Leader in Foreign Policy,” listed by the Foreign Policy Initiative
  • 2015, “20 under 40,” listed by The Daily Advertiser



  • Arbitration Center at the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • International Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association
Professional Activities

Jason is a frequent commentator on international law, global affairs, and foreign elections. He is also an adjunct professor of international law at Lincoln Memorial University, and previously taught undergraduate courses at various universities on international relations, world politics, national security, and U.S. foreign policy. Similarly, he has served as a legal specialist for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Bosnia and chaired the International Law Committee of the ABA Young Lawyers Division.



  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, BS
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, MBA
  • University of Miami School of Law, JD