Glankler Brown job too good to pass up for Jobe

Law Talk profile for The Memphis Daily News

July 18, 2013

Attorney Mark Jobe has recently started working as an associate withGlankler Brown PLLC.

The Memphis native grew up in Midtown, son of an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Jobe, and the politically active Lora Jobe, who served on the Memphis City Schools board for 10 years beginning in the late 1990s.

Playing baseball throughout his time at White Station High School, Jobe landed a combination of academic and athletic scholarships to the University of Memphis, where he pitched for the baseball team and planned for courses in pre-med. It would be the labs, though, to get the best of him.

“I just realized that’s not where my interest was,” said Jobe, who wound up majoring in economics and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

For Jobe, even at a young age, the approach to education and career was to build a foundation.

Thinking fiscally, he chose Division I baseball over Division III because of the availability of scholarships. And when it came to post-graduate education, he looked at an MBA versus law school based upon “which one would lay a better foundation for my future.”

But in the end, he chose law . . . (read more)