Hometown: Hattiesburg, MS
high school: Hattiesburg HS
college: University of Virginia
MAJOR: Political and Social Thought
GRAD. PROGRAM: Columbia Law School (2012, JD)
Jade A. Craig is an Associate in the Tampa office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Employment Law practice group. His practice focused on representing individual and corporate clients in commercial litigation and handling issues related to labor and employment law. He has represented clients in labor and employment disputes in both state and federal courts, including preparing and arguing dispositive motions that have resulted in settlement or dismissal before trial. He has also represented employers in administrative proceedings, including responding to charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Craig also has experience in intellectual property. He has represented clients in filing trademark registrations with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, handled trademark infringement lawsuits, and advised clients on copyright issues, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Mr. Craig graduated from the University of Virginia and continued his education at Columbia Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Race & Law. Mr. Craig served as a law clerk to the late Hon. Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Detroit and the Hon. Carlton W. Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson. He also served in the Obama Administration as Special Policy Advisor for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the leadership of former Secretary Julián Castro.