Jim Jackson of the Jackson Law Firm Listed Among ATLA Elite
Little Rock, Ark. (April 13, 2009) – Jim Jackson of the Jackson Law Firm was recently named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Selection for The American Trial Lawyers Association is extended to civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys by special invitation. Candidates are considered for membership in The American Trial Lawyers Association based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile in the trial lawyer community.
Jackson is also a Mid-South Super Lawyer, named to the list 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.
“To be named to the Top 100 list is a real honor,” Jackson said. “Membership in The American Trial Lawyers Association is something every trial lawyer aspires to. I’m honored to have joined the ranks of some of the country’s best attorneys. I look forward to continuing to fight for the rights of Arkansans throughout the state.”
Jackson served as a special justice on the Arkansas State Supreme Court, after being appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe. He currently serves on the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
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.
Jackson 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.