Brooks Eason, a shareholder in the Jackson office, has served for nearly 25 years as lead outside counsel in employment litigation for a naval shipyard in Pascagoula, the largest employer in Mississippi. He has also represented shipyards in Gulfport, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Eason 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.
- 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
- 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
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1982, with honors
University of Mississippi, B.A., 1979, magna cum laude