Jarvarus A. Gresham

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Jarvarus Gresham's developing litigation practice encompasses a variety of industries, often representing clients in complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts. He also drafts dispositive and discovery motions, discovery requests and responses, and legal memoranda. Notably, Jarvarus has worked with Major League Baseball and National Football League teams by defending lawsuits, advising on I-9 compliance and best practices, and drafting data privacy and third-party subcontractor policies. Jarvarus also has experience conducting I-9 audits for Fortune 500 companies, as well as conducting national and state research on business licensure requirements and tax compliance issues.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Order of the Barristers
  • Black Law Students Association’s Student of the Year
  • BakerHostetler’s Paul D. White Scholarship Recipient

Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Bleckley Inn of Court
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • Georgia State University College of Law, Law Alumni Council
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

Community

  • Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program: Selection Committee Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association’s Public Interest Section, Board of Directors – Member at Large
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation: Law Student Volunteer

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented teenager at school board tribunal hearing where teenager had been wrongfully accused of violent and improper conduct.
  • 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.

Prior Positions

  • BakerHostetler:
    • Summer Associate (2017, 2018)
    • Winter Law Clerk (Dec. 2016)
  • DeKalb County District Attorney's Office: Paralegal Intern

Admissions

  • 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