Brooks Eason, a shareholder in the Jackson office, has served for more than two decades as lead outside counsel in employment litigation for the largest employer in Mississippi. 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 also has extensive experience representing corporations in complex business litigation. Recent matters on which he has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel include 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.
- Listed since 2007 as a leading employment lawyer in Mississippi in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation since 2010 and Labor and Employment Law since 2011
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation: Defense, 2012, 2013
- 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