Jonathan Louis May

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Memphis, TN

Morgan & Morgan
80 Monroe Ave., Suite 900
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-333-1900
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%), Civil Litigation: Defense (40%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

A workers’ compensation attorney with Morgan & Morgan, Jonathan Louis May represents clients in Memphis, Tennessee. Throughout his career, Mr. May has handled many cases involving truck and car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, bad faith actions and insurance denials in both federal and state courts throughout Tennessee. In 2017, he was acknowledged for his service as a small-business owner, an attorney and sports media contributor by the Memphis Business Journal, who named him in Top 40 Under 40 list.

With a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. May graduated in 2004 from the University of Alabama. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Law where he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 2008. In addition to Tennessee and Arkansas state courts, Mr. May is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

A former president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association and the current vice-president of the same, Mr. May is also on the Board of Directors for the organization. In 2015, he graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, and he is involved with the Order of Barristers and Phi Alpha Delta.

Mr. May helped start a clothing company in Memphis to celebrate the community. The company also raises money for charities such as Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Youth Villages, Mid-South Spay and Neuter, West Cancer Center and the Mid-South Food Bank.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense


10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021

About Jonathan Louis May

Admitted: 2008, Tennessee

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified as a civil mediator under Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31


  • Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court team, Member, University of Tennessee 
  • Order of Barristers, University of Tennessee 
  • American Association for Justice Mock Trial Team, Member, University of Tennessee
  • Top 40 Under 40, Memphis Business Journal, 2017
  • Mid-South SuperLawyers® Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Educational Background

  • Ridgeway High School
  • B.A., University of Alabama, December 2004

Bar/Professional Activity

  • TBALL steering committee, Member, 2017-2019
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2014
  • Memphis Bar Association, Member
  • President, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2016
  • Vice-President, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2012
  • Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law 2015
  • Arkansas, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2008
  • Tennessee, 2008


  • Weatherspoon v. Minard, No. W2015-01099-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 14, 2015). 
  • Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews v. Rodney Heaton and Margaret Heaton and Loeb Properties, 393 S.W.3d 671 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012)
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Office Location for Jonathan Louis May

80 Monroe Ave.
Suite 900
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901-333-1900

Last Updated: 6/23/2021

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