Gary Gober was born in New York City and lives and practices law in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honors, from Harvard College and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Gober is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is the Past President of the Tennessee Association for Justice. He is a Past President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association from which he received the Warhorse Award, that organization’s highest honor in 2006. He is a Past President of the Melvin M. Belli Society, which awarded him its Mel Award for innovation and excellence in 2004 He received the Professor W. McKinley Smiley Award for outstanding teaching of Trial Advocacy in 2002.
In 2013 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tennessee Association for Justice.
Gary Gober is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Tennessee. He serves on the Board of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.
Mr. Gober has spoken on Trial Advocacy in 48 states and three foreign countries and is a published author on trial advocacy. He is a contributor to Litigating Tort Cases, a publication of the American Association for Justice. He is listed in Tennessee Super Lawyers and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Tennessee.
Gary Gober has tried hundreds of cases in his more than 40 year career, including first degree murder defense, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and product liability cases. He is known as a motivator and mentor to trial lawyers across the nation. He and his wife Diane have been married for 33 years and live in Nashville, Tennessee, where Gary teaches a Bible Study Class for Men in his church. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.