Rodney Gregory

Gregory Law Firm
10752 Deerwood Park Blvd S
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 398-0012
www.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