GERALD H. JACKS, (gjacks@jlpalaw.com), the senior partner in the firm, was admitted to the Bar in 1968 and has been admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Mississippi, United States Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. Throughout his career he has been active in numerous civic and bar related activities. He is a past President of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Bolivar County Industrial Development Foundation, and a past member of the Board of Trustees of Millsaps College. He is a member of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, and the American Bar Foundation. He is diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The latter two memberships represent one of the highest professional honors a trial lawyer can receive. He has served as speaker at numerous CLE seminars sponsored by the Mississippi Bar Association and other related bar groups. He participates in teaching a trial practice class at the University of Mississippi School of Law each spring semester. He also served as a member of the advisory committee appointed by the Senior Judge of the United States District Court in the Northern District of Mississippi to write the proposed uniform rules relating to discovery and pretrial procedure which were subsequently adopted by the Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of the United States District Courts of Mississippi. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Fifth Circuit Bar Association and a member of the William C. Keady Chapter of American Inns of Court. He is listed as one of the top 50 lawyers in Mississippi by Super Lawyer Magazine.

He concentrates his work in the area of litigation.