At its height, Garvey co-founded and led the Universal Negro Improvement Association – one of the most influential black nationalist groups prior to his deportation to Jamaica in 1927 – with over 2 million members globally.
He has served as plaintiff co-counsel in Orrick v. GlaxoSmithKline Paxil litigation and as co-lead counsel in opioid litigation in St. Louis city circuit, while also acting as local counsel for Roundup cases.
Early Life and Education
Garvey was born and raised by his mother in Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. He attended high school at The American School in London before receiving both bachelor and master’s degrees from Western Michigan University.
Garvey established the United Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA), an antiracist fraternal organization. Amy Jacques, Garvey’s second wife, supported his ideology enthusiastically and often traveled alongside him as a speaker.
She was also an advocate for UNIA and Marcus Garvey’s teachings, whom she advocated on their behalf as a writer for UNIA and Marcus Garvey’s teachings. Garvey served one term as St Louis city alderman before serving 18 years on its circuit court judge panel. Today he leads his own law firm called Stranch, Jennings & Garvey in St Louis as partner.
Compliance Architects was founded and is led by Garvey. Compliance Architects provides innovative quality and compliance solutions for FDA-regulated manufacturers. He combines his extensive technical, operational, quality, regulatory experience at top life science companies with his legal and business acumen to solve complex FDA compliance issues for his clients.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Baseball Assistance Team, an organization which helps major league, minor league and negro league players experiencing financial difficulty. Furthermore, he sits on several advisory boards.
Judge (ret.) Jack Garvey practiced law for 35 years in St. Louis, both privately and at the Prosecuting Attorney Office. During that time he has tried 23 cases to verdict.
Achievement and Honors
Jack Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter and musician, best known as one of the founding members of Elbow along with Pete Turner, Richard Jupp and Mark Potter. He has received several accolades including Ivor Novello Awards. Additionally he was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize nomination.
He has long championed international law and human rights. His work on nuclear weapon counterproliferation has been published worldwide.
As well as his legal career, Mr. Whelan volunteers with Manchester-based charity Mines Advisory Group. In 2015 he introduced Music Box on BBC iPlayer which spotlights up-and-coming bands; additionally he regularly contributes listings magazine City Life.
Jack Garvey is a lawyer and founder and managing attorney of The Garvey Law Firm. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Baseball Assistance Team – a non-profit organization which assists former major league and minor league players who face financial difficulty – both financially and emotionally.
Garvey specializes in both legal and creative writing; in the latter field he has contributed articles to City Life and hosted a show on BBC Radio 6 Music called Music Box. Furthermore, Garvey is actively involved with Manchester-based charity Mines Advisory Group which works to remove landmines from conflict zones around the globe.
Garvey maintained close ties with his family and friends throughout his life, often sharing stories or listening to life histories of others. Known for his kindness and ability to make people laugh, Garvey will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Garvey was a member of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), becoming a patron of Manchester Craft and Design Center in April 2012 as well as contributing to Massive Attack’s 2010 album Heligoland.
As well as his music career, Garvey also works in television and radio present. Additionally, he is married to English stage, film and television actress Rachael Stirling with whom they share one son named Jack Stirling Garvey.
He currently boasts an estimated net worth of approximately $1 Million, having launched his rapping career while in middle school alongside Copelan Garvey by selling homemade CDs to classmates. Since then he has released multiple albums with Elbow and has won multiple awards for their music as well as hosting popular BBC 6 Music show shows.