G. GERARD JABALEY is the Regional Managing Member of the Knoxville, Tennessee office of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones PLLC, re-joining the firm in 2008. 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 at 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. He is an active member of the Knoxville Bar Association and served on the CLE Committee 1992-95, Co-Chair 1995-97, and the Professionalism Committee 1999-2011. Gerard is also a member of the Employment Law Section of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations and a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.