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G. Gerard Jabaley

Regional Managing Member
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 546-1000
(865) 546-1001

G. GERARD JABALEY is Regional Managing Member of the Knoxville, Tennessee office of the Firm.  Gerard's primary practice areas are defense oriented and encompass the areas of workers' compensation, employment law and human resources training, including preparation of handbooks and other policies for employers and management training seminars.  He obtained his B.S. degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  He obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in 1986.  Gerard has an AV Preeminent® Rating - which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity - and since 2016 he has also been listed in the Best Lawyers of America® in the area of Workers' Compensation Law - Employers.  Gerard is a member of the Employment Law Sections of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations, and a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resources Training
  • Management Training

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1997


  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • B.S. - 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers of America® in the area of Workers' Compensation Law-Employers
  • Voted a TOP ATTORNEY by his peers in CityView Magazine, 2015 and 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Employment Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law and Litigation Sections, Member

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