Exciting News!

As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
Maynard Cooper & Gale. 

Together we are 

Maynard Nexsen Logo

We look forward to serving our clients from 23 offices and with 550 attorneys coast-to-coast.


With over 30 years of legal industry experience, Jean Anne Ferner serves as the Chief Professionals Officer for the firm. As part of the leadership team, Jean Anne collaborates with the Management Team, Practice Group Leaders and Office Managing Partners to recruit top talent and to uphold the firm’s commitment to making us an outstanding professional home.  

Jean Anne is committed to the execution of firm strategy and to the recruitment and professional development of a diverse and collaborative team to provide outstanding service to our clients. 

Jean Anne graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Business Communications and completed her M.A. coursework in Interdisciplinary Studies - Human Resource Management from George Mason University

Community & Professional

  • Law Vision – Practice Management Roundtable
  • ALS Association – NC Chapter Volunteer
  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro – Future Fund Chair

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Outside the firm, Jean Anne and her husband Scott are the proud parents to a set of twins, Caroline and Matthew.

Jean Anne loves live music, college football and travel with family and friends.

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