Mr. Jackson graduated from Bowdoin College, magna cum laude, and attended the... more
Mr. Jackson graduated from Bowdoin College, magna cum laude, and attended the University of Maine School of law where he was on the National Moot Court Team and on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since graduation he has served on the Maine Parole Board and has twice received awards for his pro bono work with the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project. Mr. Jackson is often invited to speak, pre... view profile
I have been practicing since 1988, when I graduated law school and hung my own... more
I have been practicing since 1988, when I graduated law school and hung my own shingle, taking primarily court appointed criminal cases in order to help indigent clients, hone my skills as an advocate, and gain trial experience. Criminal law was my first love, as it exposed me to people in need, without adequate resources, with substance abuse and mental heatlh issues, and with serious lega... view profile
I have practiced a few areas of law but have found that my absolute favorite is... more
I have practiced a few areas of law but have found that my absolute favorite is Social Security Disability. In fact, I now practice this area of law exclusively. I truly enjoy partnering with my clients in order to present the best case possible. My background as a mental health therapist adds another dimension to my practice, as claims for disability based on mental illness alone can be a ... view profile
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.