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Jeff Preptit

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Staff Attorney

ACLU of Tennessee


As a Tennessee Native and the son of Haitian immigrants, Jeff has a unique perspective that intersects to reflect the experience and understanding of diverse community. Jeff grew up with a deep respect for public service and a strong belief in Tennessee and his community.

He attended Milligan College where he earned a degree in Political Science. After Milligan, Jeff worked with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism as an open source intelligence analyst before starting law school. During his first year of law school, Jeff helped to create the Charlotte Community Coalition and the Heal Charlotte Initiative in the wake of the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. Jeff went on to graduate from Lincoln Memorial University with his law degree and immediately went to work with the Nashville Public Defender’s Office.

Jeff is now a staff attorney at the ACLU of Tennessee.