Jackson is a skilled litigator who represents and advises individuals and businesses in a wide range of complex legal matters, focusing on white collar criminal defense and general business litigation. He is an efficient and effective advocate with experience trying cases in state and federal courts across the country. Jackson is also a seasoned appellate advocate who has argued cases before the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Jackson’s clients include life science and biotechnology companies, health care organizations, hospitals, energy companies and local governments. He advises his clients on a variety of matters involving licensing agreements and commercial contracts, easement and property disputes, business and personal torts, employment disputes, technological disputes and intellectual property enforcement.

Jackson understands the importance of effective communication and extraordinary client service. He takes the time to know his clients and understand their businesses so that his recommendations and legal strategies are consistent both with his clients’ short-term legal objectives and their long-term business goals.

Jackson also values the local community. In addition to serving as a member of the board for an organization providing scholarships to underprivileged youths, Jackson routinely provides pro bono services to local charitable organizations.

Publications

  • Analysis of the Final Statement of the Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations, Antitrust News, January 2012.
  • Protecting the Blind Watchmaker, Legalis (Wabash College Legal Journal), Spring 2008.
  • Disproving the Happiness Effect on Life Expectancy: An Investigation of the Differential Life Expectancies of Oscar Winners and Non-Winners Using Survivorship Models and Analyses, Horizons (Wabash College Social Science Journal), Spring 2008.

Civic Activities

  • Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund Advisory Board – Technology Committee Chairman
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
Experience

Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Represented an energy company in litigation to enforce its easement rights and remove encroachments within the easement. Persuaded the North Carolina Supreme Court to overturn long-standing precedent in North Carolina regarding the statute of limitations that applies to easement enforcement actions and unequivocally established that easement-holders’ enforcement claims are governed by the 20-year statute of limitation for adverse possession.
  • Defended a government contractor and technology company against allegations of breach of contract, fraud, securities fraud and violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims, which was upheld on appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Defended an insurance company in a purported class action and obtained a complete dismissal of claims for breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and violations of the North Carolina Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
  • Defended an energy company in a citizen suit brought pursuant to the Clean Water Act in connection with environmental contamination and obtained a complete dismissal based on a lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
  • Represented an apartment building in multiple cases regarding the enforcement of its easement rights against neighboring landowners. In one case, Jackson obtained summary judgment on all claims and procured a permanent injunction protecting his client’s easement rights. In another case, Jackson prevailed on all claims after a five-day jury trial and obtained a permanent injunction barring a neighboring landowner from coming within 75 feet of his client’s property.
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Bar admissions

2011, North Carolina

Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Education

  • J.D., 2011, University of Virginia School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • National Trial Advocacy College
    • William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition
    • President, Virginia Society of Law and Technology
    • Articles Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
    • Virginia Journal of Law and Technology
  • B.A., 2008, Wabash College, Biology | Economics
    • summa cum laude
    • David W. Peck Medal For Promise and Eminence in the Law
    • John Maurice Butler Price for Scholarship and Character
    • Benjamin A. Rogge Memorial Award for Economic Excellence
    • George Lewes Mackintosh Fellow
    • Double Distinction - Senior Comprehensive Exams (Biology and Economics)
    • Wabash College Moot Court – Top Advocate (2005), Finalist (2007)
    • Wabash College Lilly Scholar
    • Phi Beta Kappa