Howard Jackson focuses his practice on advising employers in matters related to employment litigation and traditional labor.  

Howard has represented employers in many labor and employment law settings from counter-organizing campaigns, to NLRB litigation, to employment discrimination cases and employee restrictive agreement litigation.  Understanding that prevention is the best medicine, Howard frequently counsels and trains employers to find positive outcomes and minimize risk. 

Before attending law school, Howard earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Divinity from Duke University. Howard is active in the Blount Chamber Partnership and several local human resources organizations. He enjoys exercising, college football and basketball, participation in his church (Concord United Methodist), and spending time with his wife, Alison, and their grandchildren.  

Honors & Awards
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers of America, in the areas of Employment Law/Management and Litigation/Labor & Employment
  • Counseled manufacturing employer in successfully concluding its relationship with a union when moving to a new facility.
  • Counseled and trained employer and its management team in successful counter-organizing campaign.
  • Obtained summary judgment for large retail chain employer in an Americans with Disabilities Act case. 
  • Obtained summary judgment for prominent hospital an Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehab Act case.
  • Obtained summary judgment for manufacturing employer in multi-plaintiff sex harassment case.
  • Georgia State University College of Law
    J.D., summa cum laude, 1994
  • Duke University
    M.Div., 1987
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    B.S., with highest honors, 1983
  • Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association, Member
  • Oak Ridge Human Resources Association, Member
  • Loudon-Monroe Human Resources Association, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Blount County Partnership, Human Resources Focus Group
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee