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Francis M Jackson

Social Security & Disability Attorney at South Portland, ME

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  • Licensed for 46 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1998

About Francis

Learn Francis’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    80%
    We represent people who are disabled and help them to get the social security disability benefits that they deserve.

    43 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Administrative law
    20%
    We represent people who have been denied veterans benefits and help them to get the benefits that they deserve

    33 years, 500 cases

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, presenting most recently to the Maine Welfare Directors 2013 meeting. 

 

He and his colleague, Murrough O'Brien, present seminars on the subject of Social Security law for other lawyers.  He is a joint author of the best selling book, Protect and Defend, published by Celebrity Press.  In September 2012 Mr. Jackson was awarded a Quilly Award by the National Academy of Best Selling Authors for his contribution as a joint author.  He has been quoted in USA Today and has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates around the country, most recently as a guest on the Ben Fox consumer protection show.  He is also listed in Cambridge Who's Who.

 

In 2013 Mr. Jackson has participated in a series of free clinics for veterans seeking help with disability benefits claim.  He is also one of the lawyers who participated in the formation of a veterans law section of the Maine Bar Association at the Association's annual meeting in June, 2013.

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Location

Francis M Jackson
238 Western Avenue
South Portland, ME, 04106

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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1998.

Reprimand issued in ME, 1998
updated on 04/22/2014

A reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Reprimand issued in ME, 1996
updated on 04/22/2014

A reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Jackson & MacNichol
  • 1977 - Present

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1977
  • Bowdoin College
  • A. B.
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Moody v. Shinseki
  • Judgment for the appellant veteran
  • Grindle v. Astrue
  • Judgment for the Plaintiff, Mr. Grindle
  • Woodard v. Astrue
  • Judgment for the Plaintiff

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Maine Bar Association
  • member
  • 1978 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Po Bono Service Award
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 1999

Publications

  • Celebrity Press
  • Protect & Defend (Joint Author)
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Maine Welfare Directors Annual Meeting
  • Social Security and SSI benefits
  • 2013
  • Seminar on Social Secuirty Disability Law
  • Social Secuirty Disability Law
  • 2011
  • Presentation to the University of Maine School of Law
  • Veterans Benefits
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (34)
Endorse Francis
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Francis M Jackson is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jackson is an exemplary attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. Hiring him might very well be the best decision that you have ever made. His answers on Avvo are perfect. I have practiced for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney and he is one of the best I have encountered."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jackson is an ethical and knowledgeable advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Francis Jackson is experienced in the areas of Social Security and Veterans Benefits disability claims. He works hard to stay informed of changes and trends in the law so that he can best represent his clients. He is passionate about helping others. I am happy to endorse Francis Jackson. Brian Gillette www.gillettelawgroup.com"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Other
"Frances is very knowledgeable and highly respected. As an attorney he enjoys a Solid Gold Reputation in the area of Social Security Disability Law. On a personal level, he is very grounded, honest and easily approachable. Frances is someone you want on your side. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know many Social Security attorneys, but I don't know any with the knowledge, skill and dedication to his clients as Francis Jackson. He is a true pillar in the legal community. If I had a Social Security claim I would not hesitate to use Francis. I give him my highest recommendation."
Administrative law Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I co-authored a best-selling book on Amazon entitled "Protect & Defend" with Mr. Jackson last year. His chapter focused on how to protect and defend your veterans benefits. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Friend
"I recently got to know Mr. Jackson at a legal group conference. It provided me an excellent opportunity to personally hear him speak about his expertise in the practice area of social security and helping veterans. I highly recommend him as an attorney."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Francis over the past year in a legal group. Mr. Jackson consistently brought excellent ideas to the group that clearly shows well his law firm represents his clients. I highly recommend him for all your social security cases!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Francis Jackson is an inspiring and intelligent attorney. His passion for helping clients sets him apart from others in his area of law. Jack’s commitment to helping people extends into pro bono work with the Volunteer Lawyers Project. It’s nice to see an attorney practicing what he loves and changing people’s lives for the better. I am happy to endorse Francis Jackson. Howard Spiva www.spivalaw.com"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer.Francis Jackson is one of the premier Social Security and Veteran's Benefits attorneys in the United states. He is highly professional and is a zealous champion of his client's legal rights."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Other
"Francis is an excellent attorney. Its obvious that he cares very much about his clients and the work he does. He is committed to do the best work possible."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Other
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. He is a very capable and caring attorney. He treats his clients like human beings and not numbers. He really goes the extra mile for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Other
"I know Francis Jackson through a lawyer Mastermind group. He is a tremendous disability lawyer and a great advocate for his clients. He is a fighter with a methodical approach to his work. I give Francis my highest recommendation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Friend
"I met Francis Jackson through a lawyer's summit some time ago. Since then, I have spent time getting to know him and found him to be a true expert in social security disability law. He has a genuine concern for his clients and is more capable in representing than almost any other social security disability attorney. I have often gone to him for advice in representing my own clients and he has always been very helpful and insightful."
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South Portland Social Security & Disability Lawyer Francis M Jackson
Francis M Jackson
Social Security & Disability Attorney
South Portland, ME
Licensed for 46 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1998. See details