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December 2020

Paralegal Teaka Jackson Awarded Nashville’s Black 40 Under 40 for 2020

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Nashville paralegal, Teaka Jackson, has been awarded Nashville's Black 40 under 40 Award for 2020.

Jackson is a senior litigation paralegal with extensive experience in civil and criminal law procedures. She is also a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Civil and Victim-Offender Mediator. Since early childhood, Jackson has consistently engaged in philanthropy; by advocating, volunteering and supporting various charitable causes. She was also selected as a 40 under 40 Honoree by Tennessee State University’s National Alumni Association this year.

Nashville’s Black 40 under 40 Awards is an annual event honoring the best and brightest millennials for their accomplishments in their chosen field and for their contributions and commitment to Nashville and the Middle Tennessee community. The award will be presented Sunday, December 6, 2020 at a ceremony and charitable toy drive presented by Nashville’s StayontheGo.

As gatekeepers to the justice system, diversity and inclusion are vital components of the firm's strategy to ensure representation and the diverse values of our society. Gordon & Rees is recognized as a Top 50 U.S. firm on the American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard, achieving a perfect score in the Corporate Equality Index for five consecutive years, and has been named among the Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys per Law360.  Additionally, the firm has been ranked No. 25 on the National Law Journal’s Women in Law Scorecard.