Jon Lakey joined the firm as a member in April, 2005. Prior to joining Pietrangelo Cook, he was a Member of Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC, where he had practiced since 1996. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1994.
Mr. Lakey concentrates in civil litigation. He has represented major commercial clients in federal and state lawsuits, as plaintiffs and defendants. In addition to his commercial litigation clients, he maintains an active personal injury practice. He also has a wealth of experience representing governmental entities in constitutional cases.
Mr. Lakey attained his Juris Doctor degree from University of Memphis School of Law in 1994. While in law school, he was a member of Memphis State Law Review, publishing his Comment: The United States Supreme Court Rejects a Serious Injury Requirement in Eighth Amendment Claims While Inexplicably Extending a Subjective Standard, 24 Mem. St. U. L. Rev. 129 (1993). In addition, he was Chief Justice of the Memphis St. Law School Moot Court Program.
Mr. Lakey obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College in 1989, where he was three-year varsity football letterman, and All-Conference and Academic All-State Wide Receiver. He also was a two-year varsity tennis player, and selected as the teams MVP.
Mr. Lakey is active in community services. He has served on the board of directors for Hands On Memphis, and the advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves. In addition, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Memphis Law School, teaching Legal Methods, for six years. He currently serves on the Athletic Committee for Grace St. Lukes Episcopal Church.
Mr. Lakey and his wife, Gayle, have been married since 1996 and have two children.
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