Clients value attorney Jeb Gerth’s approachable and relatable style, both in the courtroom and the boardroom, and call on him regularly for assistance in defending litigation and for his practical advice on a wide range of complex employment and employee benefits issues.
Jeb has defended clients’ interests in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, and arbitration proceedings and before government regulators since 2005. He regularly represents employers in employment disputes under state and federal laws, including Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, and the FMLA. Jeb has tried employment lawsuits to verdict and has successfully obtained summary dismissal in a wide range of disputes involving harassment, retaliation, and race, age, gender, disability, and religious discrimination claims, among others. He also assists employers in enforcing and defending non-competition and non-solicitation agreements both in court and through the negotiated resolution of claims.
In addition to his employment practice, Jeb regularly advises on complex issues arising under ERISA. He also has litigated ERISA claims across the country, ranging from single-plaintiff ERISA denial of benefits claims to multi-plaintiff and breach of fiduciary duty claims. His litigation experience includes trying ERISA and other benefits claims. Jeb draws on this experience to help employers, plans, and plan administrators navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of federal preemption and ERISA equitable remedies.
Jeb regularly speaks to lawyers and human resources professionals, as well as employers, trade groups, and state regulatory agencies, on best practices in the workplace to reduce the risk of litigation. He has authored numerous articles on employment law issues and has been published in the American Health Law Association’s Labor & Employment Magazine and Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law.
Jeb is a Member of the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section and formerly served as its Chair.