Posted by Gage Sifuentes
From late 2009 - early 2011, our band, "Stabbingback", was in a legal battle regarding contracts with a record label. Legal counsel who could clearly communicate the legal preceding without alienating anyone in the process was required. Jim Jackson fit the bill to a T.
From the first meeting at his office in downtown Seattle, Jim was kind, courteous, professional and very sympathetic to our situation. From the beginning, he made us priority by working with us on issues such as budget and by timing meetings set around our schedule. In fact, there was very little he was not willing to do for his clients to ensure we had the best chance for success.
The one trait which really prevailed during this entire ordeal was Jim's honesty. We cannot emphasize enough how amazing it was to get the truth, good or bad, whenever we had a meeting or phone call. Questions were always answered , strategy was always clear, and details were never hidden. When a lawyer gives you bad news you expect to walk away irritated or angry, but not with Jim. He has the skill of presenting information to remind you it is not the end of the world. No dramatization. No additional stress. Needless to say, it was appreciated.
The question comes up often, "Did you win?". The answer, no. But we did not lose either. We have not been able to make all responsible parties get the their just reward, but we were able to shut down the responsible record label for good. We feel like out of all the outcomes that could have come from this, ours was certainly an acceptable one. Thank you Jim for all your hard work on our case. We know without a doubt, without you, we would not have been able to do so much with so little. Thank you.