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Brooks Eason

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Jackson
T: 601.969.4673
F: 601.714.9973

Brooks Eason, a shareholder in the Jackson office, has served for more than 25 years as lead outside counsel in employment litigation for a naval shipyard in Pascagoula, the largest employer in Mississippi.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Eason has also represented shipyards in Gulfport, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana. He has successfully defended employers in class and collective actions and individual suits asserting claims for discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, religion and disability, for sexual and racial harassment, and for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Eason has extensive experience representing corporations in complex business litigation matters on which he has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel, including multi-district litigation stemming from a catastrophic explosion at a fertilizer plant, a contract dispute arising from the failed merger of two biotechnology companies, and a lawsuit involving the construction of vessels for use in the offshore petroleum industry.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Eason served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Charles Clark, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Eason is the author of Travels with Bobby, a book about hiking trips with his best friend to the mountains of the American West.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Recognized as a leading employment lawyer in Mississippi in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2007
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation since 2010; Litigation - Labor and Employment and Labor Law - Management since 2011; Employment Law - Management (2017)  
  • Recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation: Defense since 2012
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Adjunct Professor – University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Member – Capital Area, Mississippi, Federal and American Bar Associations
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Awards

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1982, with honors
    • Editorial Board, Duke Law Journal
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1979, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Brooks Eason is highly commended for his expertise in employment litigation, frequently representing employers in discrimination claims. One source remarks: 'He's the lawyer whose briefs I can't wait to read; a model of clarity, his briefs convey the substance with an economy of words but without dropping a bit of the complexity.'

Brooks Eason is a skilled litigator with noteworthy experience acting on discrimination and retaliation claims. He acts for employers against collective and individual actions, and is described as 'an excellent lawyer who is accomplished in employment discrimination suits.'

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