Gary Gober is the founder of The Gober Law Firm. For over 40 years he has litigated cases in both criminal and civil courts in the state of Tennessee, representing a host of seriously and permanently injured men, women and children in cases ranging from brain injuries to burn injuries. He has successfully represented thousands of Tennesseans who were seriously injured on the job and has conducted free public seminars to inform working people about their legal rights in workers compensation.
Gary is nationally known as an inspiring teacher of trial lawyers in the field of trial advocacy. He has spoken at continuing legal education courses sponsored by legal organizations in over 46 states, Canada, Great Britain and the Bahamas, and his presentations are invariably rated among the best at every seminar in which he participates.
Gary was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He received his B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard in 1963 and his law degree from Vanderbilt in 1966. He is rated among the “Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America” by Martindale Hubbell (AV rated); has been named a “Superlawyer” of the Midsouth, a listing of top attorneys in the region; and has been designated as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Tennessee. He is an active member of many bar and professional associations, some of which include:
- Board Member Brain Injury Association of Tennessee
American College of Barristers (senior counsel)
- Tennessee Association for Justice (Past president)
- Southern Trial Lawyers Association (Past president)
- American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Past vice president and Board of Governors)
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- Melvin M. Belli Society (Past president)
- Nashville Trial Lawyers Association (Past president)
- National Trial Lawyers Association
- Workplace Injury Law and Advocacy Group (Past vice president)
- TAOS Law Group
- Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group (TBILG), AAJ – Board Member and Speaker
Gary has won several professional honors some of which include:
The Professor W. McKinley Smiley Award of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association (for excellence in teaching trial advocacy) – 2002
The Warhorse Award of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association – 2004. Recipients are lawyers who have practiced actively for 30 years or more; are recognized as a top courtroom advocate; an acknowledged leader in their state trial bar; have contributed significantly to the teaching of trial advocacy through seminars and educational programs; and are considered one of the true characters of their time.
The “Mel” Award of the Melvin M. Belli Society, given to a “teacher, advocate and giant of the trial bar” – 2006.
The Weidemann-Wysocki Award of the American Association for Justice, for excellence in the cause of justice (2 time winner) 1991-1992.
100 Top Trial Lawyers, Tennessee
Lifetime Achievement Award of Tennessee Association for Justice, 2013
Board Certified as a civil trial specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Legal Education and Specialization and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Gary is also the author of “Handling Soft Tissue Injuries” in “ATLA’S Litigating Tort Cases“, ATLA Press, 2003.
Gary Gober limits his practice to cases involving serious or catastrophic personal injury or death. He is especially interested in the area of traumatic head and brain injury, and spinal injuries.
A Word From Gary Gober
“The greatest satisfaction of my life has been that of seeing honest, decent but terribly injured men and women and children receive just compensation from negligent drivers, careless and callous corporations and the insurance companies who insure them.
In our office we strive to treat every person who honors us by asking us to represent them with courtesy and respect. We return our telephone calls. We meet people wherever they are. We work up our cases. We care and we try to show it by competent representation and by fighting for our clients. We are selective in what cases we take and we do not run a “mill” that operates on mere volume.
I believe in the American Civil Justice System and have dedicated my life to it and to the people I represent. If I can be of service to you I would consider it a privilege.”
Gary Gober is rated “10.0” (Superb) by AVVO, an attorney rating service This is AVVO’s highest rating, attained by only a few lawyers.