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Jacob Gibson

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Jacob Gibson assists clients in general business-related litigation matters.

Professional Biography

Overview

As a member of the Advocacy Department, Mr. Gibson assists clients in general business-related litigation matters. Mr. Gibson's practice is concentrated on defending companies before the EEOC, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and in state and federal courts against allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and other charges, and advising them on topics such as discipline, leave, drug testing, employee handbooks, and non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements. In addition to his employment law practice, Mr. Gibson handles a wide range of complex commercial litigation, premises liability and other personal injury defense, and disputes arising from commercial and residential leases.

During law school, Mr. Gibson served as judicial intern to Justice Sharon G. Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court and as an editor for the Boston University Law Review, and competed in the Homer Albers Invitational Moot Court Competition, the Edward Stone Moot Court Competition, and mock trial.

Speaking Engagements
  • "Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century," Chattanooga Convention Center (November 2019)
  • "Wage and Benefit Issues," Chattanooga Convention Center (November 2019)
  • "Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know" (December 2018)
  • Co-presenter – "The FLSA Master Class," presented to the American Payroll Association, Knoxville, Tennessee (October 2018)
  • Co-presenter – "The FMLA - ADA Master Class," presented to the American Payroll Association, Knoxville, Tennessee (July 2018)
  • Co-presenter – "God, Guns, and Ganja: Challenges for Today's Employer" (June 2018)
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2016
    • Boston University Law Review, Editor
  • University of Tennessee, B.S. in Economics, 2013, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2016 
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

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