• PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Mississippi School of Law
      J.D., with distinction, 1982; Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal; Phi Delta Phi
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
      B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 1971
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Mississippi
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • CLERKSHIP+
Gary E. Friedman Senior Partner

Gary Friedman practices in the area of labor and employment. He is general counsel to the Mississippi Municipal Liability Plan and the Mississippi Drug Testing Consortium. He has assisted public and private employers throughout the state in matters involving labor and employment problems.

Experience

  • Representation of private and public employers in all facets of employment-related matters, from counseling and advising to defense of administrative and judicial complaints of discrimination.
  • Representation of governmental entities in suits alleging civil rights and constitutional rights violations.
  • Representation and advice to clients regarding employee wage and hour issues.
  • Litigation including extensive trial experience in both jury trials and bench trials in state and federal court. In this regard, many of the decisions in cases handled by Gary have been published.

Insights

Publications
  • "Affirmative Defenses to OSHA Citations," 29 The Mississippi Lawyer, No. 6 at 15 (1983) and 30 The Mississippi Lawyer, No. 1 at 14 (1983)
  • "Long Arm Jurisdiction," 51 Mississippi Law Journal 121 (1980)
Speaking Engagements
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • The Mississippi Lawyer (Editor, 1983-84)

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management (Jackson Lawyer of the Year: Labor Law - Management, 2016), Litigation - Labor and Employment (Jackson Lawyer of the Year: Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2018)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Top 50 in Mississippi, 2014)

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • Representation of private and public employers in all facets of employment-related matters, from counseling and advising to defense of administrative and judicial complaints of discrimination.
  • Representation of governmental entities in suits alleging civil rights and constitutional rights violations.
  • Representation and advice to clients regarding employee wage and hour issues.
  • Litigation including extensive trial experience in both jury trials and bench trials in state and federal court. In this regard, many of the decisions in cases handled by Gary have been published.
Publications
  • "Affirmative Defenses to OSHA Citations," 29 The Mississippi Lawyer, No. 6 at 15 (1983) and 30 The Mississippi Lawyer, No. 1 at 14 (1983)
  • "Long Arm Jurisdiction," 51 Mississippi Law Journal 121 (1980)
Speaking Engagements
News
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • The Mississippi Lawyer (Editor, 1983-84)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management (Jackson Lawyer of the Year: Labor Law - Management, 2016), Litigation - Labor and Employment (Jackson Lawyer of the Year: Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2018)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Top 50 in Mississippi, 2014)