Gregory R. Nevins

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Greg Nevins is the Employment Fairness Project Director for Lambda Legal and works out of its Southern Regional Office in Atlanta. 

Among other cases, he has successfully argued Glenn v. Brumby, 663 F.3d 1312 (11th Cir. 2011) (transitioning employee held to have suffered sex discrimination) and was counsel in Roe v. City of Atlanta, 25 Am. Disabilities Cas. (BNA) 1313 (11th Cir. 2012) (reversing summary judgment for city in HIV discrimination case).  Since early 2014, he has achieved success in four separate amicus briefs he had filed in employment cases regarding Title VII’s coverage, in the Fifth and Seventh Circuits and in the federal district courts in Washington DC and Washington State.  He was also counsel in successful marriage litigation in the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits.  

He currently is counsel in the Seventh Circuit appeal, in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, which was heard en banc November 30, 2016, and in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, an Eleventh Circuit appeal to be argued December 15, 2016, each seeking the first federal appellate court ruling in the nation that Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination, and submitted friend-of-the court briefs in the Second Circuit on the same issue.

A Tennessee native, Nevins joined Lambda Legal in 2002 after working as deputy city attorney with the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, where he submitted San Francisco's friend-of-the-court brief in a tragic case on behalf of a lesbian whose partner was fatally mauled by her neighbor's dogs. The case led to a groundbreaking legal victory for lesbian and gay couples. Previously, Nevins was an attorney for 10 years for the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster, which is known for its extensive pro bono work.

Nevins is a 1989 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Students for Public Interest Law organization. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Memphis summa cum laude.