Jackson, Howard B.

  • Regional Managing Member



(865) 546-1001

HOWARD B. JACKSON is Regional Managing Member of the Knoxville, Tennessee office of the firm, which he joined in 2001. His practice includes substantial experience with labor law, employment litigation (including discrimination cases of all kinds and employee restrictive agreements), frequent training and counseling of employers on a wide variety of employment law issues, and commercial litigation. Howard graduated from Georgia Tech in 1983, with a B.S. in Industrial Management, from Duke University in 1987, with a Masters of Divinity, and from Georgia State University in 1994, with a Juris Doctor. He graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University, where he was Lead Articles Editor of the Law Review and First Honor Graduate. Howard has an AV Preeminent® Rating - which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity - and he is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Employment Law/Management and Litigation/Labor & Employment. He is a member of the bar in Georgia and Tennessee. Howard is active in the Blount Chamber Partnership and several local human resources organizations. He enjoys running, college football and basketball, participation in his church (Concord United Methodist), and spending time with his wife, Alison, and their grandchildren.

Areas Of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1994
  • Tennessee, 2001


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: First Honor Graduate
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • M.Div. - 1987
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. 1983, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Major: Management

Honors And Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers of America® in the areas of Employment Law/Management and Litigation/Labor & Employment

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association, Member
  • Oak Ridge Human Resources Association, Member
  • Athens Human Resources Association, Member
  • Loudon-Monroe Human Resources Association, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Blount County Partnership, Human Resources Focus Group