Little Rock, Ark. (Nov. 19, 2008) – Jim Jackson of the Jackson Law Firm was recently named a Mid-South Super Lawyer for the third year in a row by Law & Politics magazine, a distinction awarded to only 5 percent of attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Jackson has recovered multiple verdicts and settlements exceeding millions of dollars, including receiving a jury verdict of more than $3 million in a case involving the crash of American Airlines Flight 1420. Jackson is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of elite trial lawyers who have won million- or multi-million dollar results for their clients. Jackson settled his first million-dollar case in 1995, just two years out of law school.
“I appreciate this honor from my peers,” Jackson said. “It’s particularly rewarding to be selected by my peers. I have great respect for my fellow members of the Bar and enjoy working with attorneys every day to achieve just results for our clients. Being a trial attorney enables me to help people who often have no other place to turn; that is why I value my profession.”
Super Lawyers is an annual listing of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected through a multi-step selection process that takes approximately nine months to complete. This process begins with a survey to all lawyers in the state who have been in practice for at least five years. In addition to the survey, Law & Politics researches credentials of nominees, assembles a blue-ribbon review panel of leading attorneys from each of the 60 practice areas included in the evaluation, directly contacts lawyers and law firm representatives, verifies data, and conducts a good-standing review of candidates. Arkansas Super Lawyers is published annually in December in Memphis magazine and in Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine as well as several other publications, including The New York Times.
Jackson is frequently called upon to speak to other attorneys on issues such as complex litigation and using demonstrative exhibits effectively. He represents clients from across Arkansas and the country. However, as a native of Hempstead and Howard County, many of his clients live in southwest Arkansas. Jackson has also successfully handled cases in Bowie County, Texas.
He was raised in Columbus, Ark., a small town outside Hope. He attended school in nearby Saratoga and graduated from Hope High School. Jim and his wife, Lisa Ferrell, live in Little Rock with their three young children: Adam, 10, Luke, 6, and Olivia, 4.