Jarvarus A. Gresham

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Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Jarvarus Gresham’s litigation practice encompasses a variety of industries, including sports liability, healthcare, property disputes, False Claims Act litigation and business dispute litigation.

Jarvarus has experience at all stages of civil litigation, counseling clients from case initiation and response through dispositive motions. He is adept at facilitating and advising clients through the civil discovery process, including propounding pragmatic discovery, taking and defending depositions and tracking key admissions throughout the process. Notably, Jarvarus has counseled and advised Major League Baseball and National Football League teams on issues related to general liability, I-9 compliance, garnishments and bailments. 

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  • Defended Fortune 50 company in qui tam action under Georgia’s Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act.
  • Defended automated car wash start-up in emergency suit in Georgia Statewide Business Court and facilitated $34 million acquisition.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order and permanent injunction for large hospital system enjoining multiple high-level physicians from breaching restrictive covenants under Georgia’s Restrictive Covenants Act.
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Experience

  • Defended Fortune 50 company in qui tam action under Georgia’s Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act.
  • Defended automated car wash start-up in emergency suit in Georgia Statewide Business Court and facilitated $34 million acquisition.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order and permanent injunction for large hospital system enjoining multiple high-level physicians from breaching restrictive covenants under Georgia’s Restrictive Covenants Act.
  • Defended publicly traded operator, investment manager and real estate company in declaratory judgment action in Florida, orchestrated execution of Interim Agreement and facilitated payment of funds that were withheld under Letter of Credit, totaling over $250,000.
  • Defended Fortune 20 pharmaceutical distributor in multi-plaintiff litigation.
  • Prosecuted claim for contingent workforce and staffing to recover wrongfully withheld funds.
  • Support transactional deal team by conducting litigation due diligence review and risk assessments.
  • Counseled and advised Major League Baseball team and healthcare organization on garnishment-related issues.
  • Represented and defended National Football League team in litigation involving premises liability and negligent security.
  • Conducted research and advised large healthcare organization on matters related to charitable registration compliance across the U.S.
  • Drafted data privacy and third-party subcontractor policies for professional sports teams.
  • Advised professional sports team on liability issues related to Georgia’s bailment law.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • American Bar Association Litigation Section: 2022 to 2024 Young Lawyer Leadership Program
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Black Law Students Association’s Student of the Year
  • BakerHostetler’s Paul D. White Scholarship Recipient

Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Legal Aid
  • Bleckley Inn of Court
    • Barrister 
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • Georgia State Law Alumni Council
    • Student Engagement Committee: Co-Chair
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
  • American Bar Association

Community

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Service Council, Pro Bono Subcommittee: Chair
  • Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program: Selection Committee Member
  • Northern District of Georgia, Civics Education Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association’s Public Interest Section, Board of Directors: Member at Large

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented teenager at school board tribunal hearing where teenager had been wrongfully accused of violent and improper conduct.
  • Drafted background check policies and advised Atlanta non-profit organization whose mission is to close the opportunity gap for under-resourced students to graduate prepared for college and career through exposure and support.
  • Filed Petition for Delayed Birth Certificates of mother who gave birth to children at home, enabling mother to enroll children into school and to receive government benefits.
  • Prepared and executed several estate planning documents, including: last will and testaments, Georgia advanced directives for healthcare and financial powers of attorney for clients through the Atlanta Legal Aid.
  • Assisted a low income tenant in having necessary repairs done to his unit while remaining in possession of his apartment after a landlord continuously refused to make basic repairs and threatened to evict the tenant.
  • Assisted a financially disadvantaged family by drafting an amended complaint and collaborating with a medical expert to overcome the unconstitutional treatment by a school system of a child with special education needs.

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2019; Black Law Students Association, Vice President; Student Trial Lawyers Association; Order of the Barristers; Urban Fellows
  • B.A., Criminology, University of Florida, 2011; Black Male Development Initiative, Advisory Board; Dean of Students' Board of Ethics & Civility