Herbert E. Gerson - FordHarrison LLP

Herbert E. Gerson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Herb Gerson focuses his practice on managing all areas related to traditional labor and employment issues.  He devotes much of his practice to counseling clients on avoiding employment discrimination claims and developing a positive work environment. 


Herb has written numerous articles on labor and employment matters, is a frequent speaker on labor and employment matters and co-chaired the Labor and Employment Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.  He is also editor of the Tennessee Employers Desk Manual and the Arkansas Employers Desk Manual.


Herb is a graduate of Leadership Memphis and a member of the Advisory Board to the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the Labor and Employment Subcommittees of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations.  He is also a member of the ABA International Labour and Employment Law Committee.  Herb is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America.



Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1973)

Emory University (B.A., 1970)


Bar Memberships


Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Law

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Business

Who’s Who Legal

International Who’s Who Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

“Mid-South Super Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition” by Law & Politics magazine

 AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Emory UniversityBA 1970Emory University School of LawJ.D. 1973
American Bar Association Tennessee Bar Association Georgia Bar Association Memphis Bar Association International Bar Association

Office Location

1715 Aaron Brenner Drive, Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38120
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Memphis Metro Area
Herbert E. Gerson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment