C. Jason Willcox

C. Jason Willcox

Partner
Location:
Albany, Georgia
Phone:
229-888-3338
Fax:
229-888-1191
229-888-2199 (Real Estate Fax)
Email:

Mr. Willcox is a partner in the firm and serves as the practice group leader for the firm’s Employment Practice and General Liability practice groups.  Mr. Willcox’s practice is dedicated to the defense of businesses and individuals in civil litigation with an emphasis in employment litigation, civil rights litigation, and general civil litigation.  Mr. Willcox defends employers and management in state and federal courts, private mediation and arbitration, and matters before various administrative agencies in claims involving Title VII, FLSA, ADEA, ADA, EPA, FMLA, OSHA, Section 1981, and related tort claims arising from the hiring, retaining, promoting, disciplining, and termination of employees. Mr. Willcox also defends governmental entities in Section 1983 governmental liability claims.

Mr. Willcox regularly provides preventative guidance and proactive workplace strategies designed to avoid and/or limit employment related claims and prepares and revises employee handbooks; prepares employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, severance agreements, confidentiality agreements, alternative dispute resolution policies, drug testing policies, and workplace codes of conduct.

Mr. Willcox maintains an AV Preeminent ® Rating from Martindale Hubbell in the areas of litigation, labor and employment, and torts, and has been recognized in Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” in Labor and Employment.   Mr. Willcox is married to DeeDee Willcox and they have three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Contracts
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Section 1983 and Constitutional Claims
  • Governmental Liability Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 1997
  • The University of Georgia
    • B.B.A. - 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1997
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2015
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2004
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Labor & Employment Law, member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Health Law Section, member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, past member of the Executive Council
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, past member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Editorial Board, past member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Pretrial Discovery Boot Camp, Chair
  • Defense Research Institute, member
  • Defense Research Institute, Employment Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute, Construction Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute, Trial Tactics
  • Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, member
  • Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, President 2012 - 2013
  • Society of Human Resource Management, member
  • Southwest Georgia SHRM Albany Chapter, member
  • Southwest Georgia SHRM Albany Chapter, Executive Committee & Legislative Chair
  • American Bar Association, past member
  • American Bar Association, Delegate, 1996 National Convention

Other Professional and Community Activities

  • University of Georgia G Club, Member
  • Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, Executive Council
  • Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees
  • Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, Administrative Board
  • Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Chair
  • Albany Sports Hall of Fame, 2010 Inductee
  • Albany Sports Hall of Fame, Board of Directors
  • Albany Sports Hall of Fame, Executive Committee
  • Albany Sports Hall of Fame, President, 2013 to present
  • Rotary Club of Albany, Georgia
  • YMCA, Board of Directors
  • Darton College Foundation, Inc., Board of Trustees, past member
  • Artesian Sertoma Club, Past member, Board of Directors
  • Easter Seals Southern Georgia, Past member, Board of Directors