Rodney G. Gregory

Rodney G. Gregory

Attorney Rodney G. Gregory Attorney
3840 Crown Point Road,
Ste B
Jacksonville,
FL 32257
Phone: 904-722-2222
Email: rod@gregorylawfirm.net

Rodney G. Gregory is the President, senior litigator at The Gregory Law Firm. His extensive experience and unique skill set in trial practice includes concentration in the practice areas of complex civil litigation, criminal litigation, family litigation, and probate. He is active in numerous civic, community, and professional activities on the international, national, state, and local levels.

He has appeared extensively in the print and electronic media discussing litigation matters, high profile cases, community issues, and other matters of civic concern, including numerous appearances on Court TV, C-Span, PBS, CNN, Fox News, and other National programs on every local news operation.

Outside of the practice, Mr. Gregory enjoys family time, fitness training, Jacksonville Jaguars football (loyal to the end), HBO/Showtime/ESPN Boxing, theatrical movies, reading, traveling, and mentoring youth students.

RECENT HONORS & AWARDS

  • “Nation’s Top One Percent” 2015 – National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” 2015 – The National Trial Lawyers

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Complex civil litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Mass Torts
  • Professional Negligence
  • White Collar Criminal Litigation
  • Family Litigation
  • Probate

EDUCATION

  • Nottingham Trent University, The School of Law, Nottingham, England (L.L.M. in Advanced Litigation)
  • Washington and Lee University, The School of Law, Lexington, Virginia (Juris Doctor)
  • University of Illinois Chicago Campus, Chicago, Illinois (B.S. in Management)
  • Olive-Harvey Junior College, Chicago, Illinois (A.A. with honors in Liberal Arts)

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Nottingham Trent University, The School of Law
    Visiting Professor and Trial Coach
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Faculty Advisor to Mock Court Teams
    Faculty Advisor to Mock Trial Teams
    Courses taught:

    • Evidence
    • Civil Procedure I & II
    • Criminal Procedure I&II
    • Mediation
    • Criminal Law
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Trial Practice’
  • Florida State College Jacksonville (Business Law Instructor)
  • Frequent Lecturer and Moderator of CLE courses for various trial associations across the country (and for the Congressional Black Caucus; through four (4) decades.

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Gregory Law Firm
  • Gregory, Smiley and Jones
  • Lassiter and Gregory
  • Assistant State Attorney, State Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant Attorney General, Florida Attorney General
  • U.S. Commission for Civil Rights (summer clerk)
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (summer clerk)
  • Hutchinson & Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • The U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Northern District of Florida

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Public Justice
    Board Member
    Development Committee
    Membership Committee
    Case Development/Special Projects Committee
  • Florida Justice Association
    Founding Chair Membership Diversity Committee
    Budget Committee Chair
    Membership Committee Chair
    Auto Committee
    Board Governor to AAJ
    State Delegate to AAJ
    Minority Caucus Delegate to AAJ
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    • Board Governor
    • Election Chair
    • Public Affairs Co-Chair
    • Membership Oversight Development Co-Chair
    • Political Action Committee
    • State Delegate
    • Minority Caucus Delegate
    • Diversity Committee
    • Trial Lawyers Care
    • Founder of “READY FOR JUSTICE”
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top One Hundred Trial Lawyers
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top One Percent
  • Pound Civil Justice Institute
  • D. W. Perkins Bar Association (Jacksonville)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers (Former Board Member)
  • The Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
    • State President
  • The Florida Bar Foundation
  • National Urban League
    • National Board Member
    • Regional Trustee
    • Local NUL Chairman
  • National and Local NAACP
    • Lifetime Member
  • Jacksonville Urban League Housing Department
    • Foundation Board Chair
  • Mayor’s Base Conversion and Redevelopment Commission
    • Commissioner
  • Jacksonville General Counsel Legal Search Committee
    • Twice Appointed
    • Northeast Florida Aids Network (NFAN)
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • Jacksonville Sports Development Authority
    • Chair
  • Member of Board of Trustees for Edward Waters College
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and its Northwest Council
    • The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA)
  • Special Recognition
    • Participant in the U.S. Japan Bilateral Session on Law and Economics held in Tokyo, Japan
  • International Trade Council – Member