Jacob P. Refner

Jacob P. Refner

Associate Attorney

Email    jrefner@bsmlaw.com

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Construction Law


Jacob is a native of Tempe, Arizona, and a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law class of 2021 with a Business Concentration. During his time in law school, Jacob was an editor for the Space Law Journal, a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, and an advocate for small businesses through the Transactional Clinic.

Prior to law school, Jacob received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Arizona State University and spent nearly a decade working managerial roles in the fields of construction, real estate investment, and aerospace. He brings a unique perspective to Bernstein, Stair, and McAdams through his background and education, and is honored to have the opportunity to give back to the Knoxville community that has been so welcoming. 

In his free time, Jacob enjoys reading, painting, and playing music. He also loves wake surfing and hiking in the beautiful areas surrounding Knoxville with his wife, Becca. 


B.S., Arizona State University

J.D., Cum Laude, University of Mississippi School of Law


Tennessee State Courts


Awards & Honors

National Merit Scholar 

Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society