Columbia University Law School
University of Virginia
Jade Craig’s career as an attorney has focused on representing individual and corporate clients in commercial litigation and handling issues related to labor and employment law. He has represented clients in labor and employment disputes in both state and federal courts, including preparing and arguing dispositive motions that have resulted in settlement or dismissal before trial. He has also represented employers in administrative proceedings, including complaints before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.
Jade was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 with a degree in French and Political and Social Thought. After college, Jade joined Teach For America and taught kindergarten in the Mississippi Delta for three years. Jade continued his own education at Columbia Law School, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Race & Law. Upon graduation from law school, Jade served as a law clerk to the Hon. Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Detroit and the Hon. Carlton W. Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson. He also served in the Obama Administration as Special Policy Advisor for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the leadership of former Secretary Julian Castro.
Jade contributes to several professional organizations. He has served as chair of the Young Lawyers Division for the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and as a member of the George Edgcomb Bar Association. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at Everglades University.