Skip to main content

Joey Jackson

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews

Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Joey

Learn Joey’s areas of practice.

Joey Jackson is a nationally-recognized criminal defense attorney who has for two decades represented individuals and labor unions in state and federal court. Mr. Jackson and his associates have represented a diverse group of clients under the glare of cameras as well as those who have never attracted public attention. He has built an outstanding career as a trial lawyer representing clients who have fallen into high-stakes personal and professional crises, as well as those who are average citizens in need of his fierce and benevolent counsel.

Mr. Jackson has been a member of the New York Bar since 1995. After graduating from Hofstra Law School, Mr. Jackson was appointed Assistant District Attorney under Robert Morgenthau. Following a successful career as a prosecutor where he received the Distinguished Public Service Award, Mr. Jackson joined the firm of Koehler & Isaacs LLP where he served as Senior Trial Counsel specializing in criminal defense. Mr. Jackson has tried cases and received favorable verdicts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties. At the Federal level, he handles cases in both the Eastern and Southern Districts.

Mr. Jackson’s straight-talking legal expertise is held in high regard by media outlets, as he has frequently appeared on various cable news programs over the last decade. He is currently employed by CNN/HLN as a Legal Analyst.

Mr. Jackson attended Hofstra Law School. While in law school, he served as editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and a member of the National Moot Court and National Trial teams.

Prior to Law School, he earned his M.P.A. from SUNY Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. While earning his Master's Degree, he worked for the N.Y.S. Assembly Speaker as a Legislative Analyst. He also holds a B.A. from SUNY Brockport, where he participated in the honors program, directed the student-run Legal Information Service, served as student body president, and interned with the N.Y.S. Education Department as well as Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) in Washington, D.C. He also worked for the N.Y.C. Mayor's Office in the Division of Special Projects.

Mr. Jackson is a former professor at Monroe College where he taught Business and Civil Rights Law.

Photos and videos

Licensed for 26 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Joey

Joey Jackson Law, PLLC
5 Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor
New York, NY, 10001


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by William Maniatis, Esq. | July 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Among the best of the best...
I have known Joey for more than 20 years. He is one of the finest attorneys practicing today. His passion and hard work is evident every time he steps into the courtroom. His skills as a trial attorney, from opening statement to closing argument, put him on par with the best of the best.
Posted by Janet | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five stars aren’t enough
A rock star among lawyers. Everything he’s handled for me has worked out even better than I had hoped. You can’t do better than hiring Joey Jackson.
Posted by Miguelina | July 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent colleague and mentor!
I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Jackson on several criminal matters and consider him one of my mentors. It is a pleasure to see him in the courtroom as he has an amazing ability to capture everyone in the room with his stellar legal arguments and natural charm. Mr. Jackson is a zealous advocate, a fierce opponent, and the best co-counsel you could ever have on a case.
Read less


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Joey Jackson Law, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Legal Analyst
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Watford Jackson, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Senior Trial Counsel
  • Koehler & Isaacs, LLP
  • 1998 - 2018
  • Professor
  • Monroe College
  • 1996 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • NYC District Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1998
View all work experience


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • SUNY, Albany
  • M.P.A
  • 1992
  • SUNY, Brockport
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Robert Segarra v. The City of New York, et al.
  • Found Not Liable based upon Self Defense
  • The People of the State of New York v. Dale Moore
  • Correction Officer aquitted of Attempted Murder
  • The New York State of New York v. Daniel Whittaker
  • Correction Officer Acquitted for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Reckless Driving, Speeding and Resisting Arrest
View all legal cases


  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Top 100 National Black Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Hall of Heritage Award
  • The Brockport Alumni Association
  • 2014
  • Dedication & Commitment Award
  • C.O.B.A Correction Officers' Benevolent Association.
  • 2007
  • Criminal Justice Public Service Award
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • YMCA Brooklyn- To Raise Money For Youth Scholarships
  • Hosted Event
  • 2018
  • SUNY Albany- Panel Discussion About First Amendment, Media and the Law
  • Panel Discussion About First Amendment, Media and the Law
  • 2018
  • New Orleans Bar Association – 11th Annual Conclave on Diversity
  • Legal Discussion
  • 2018
  • NAACP Louisiana Keynote Address
  • NACCP Keynote Address (Empowerment, Progress, and the Law)
  • 2018
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association – 34th Annual awards gala
  • Key Note Speaker
  • 2018
  • Hofstra Graduates of Color Celebration – Commencement addres
  • Graduation Speech
  • 2018
  • American Bar Association- Legal Services Event Host and Keynote Speaker
  • Hosted Legal Services Event and Keynote Speaker
  • 2018
  • American Bar Association (Chicago) Second Annual Concert
  • Master of Ceremonies For Second Annual Concert
  • 2018
  • Key Note Speaker at 13th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference
  • Key Note Speaker
  • 2017
  • Cole Phelps 4th Annual Scholarship Banquet
  • Key Note Speaker
  • 2017
  • The College of Brockport – Commencement Address
  • Graduation Speech
  • 2016
  • The College of Brockport - Invocation Address
  • Key Note Speaker
  • 2015
  • The 2014 Youth Empowerment Series
  • Education and Awareness
  • 2015
  • Monroe College Commencement
  • Graduation Speech
  • 2015
  • Blood on the Leaves
  • Police Brutality & Excessive Force
  • 2015
  • Motivational Speech 2013 International Youth Fellowship World Camp
  • Key Note Speaker
  • 2013
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Joey
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joey is one of the best attorneys that I know. I met him 25 years ago while we were in law school. He is extremely smart, professional, responsive to all of his clients needs, always prepared and a beast in the courtroom. His opening statements and summations are captivating while his cross examinations techniques are surgical. Over the years I have watched him develop into one of the best attorneys and legal analysts on television. You can’t go wrong if you have Joey Jackson on your legal team. I am truly grateful to know him and to have him as my Law Partner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joey and I have worked together on numerous cases. He is an excellent trial attorney with an outstanding presence in the courtroom. He has a tremendous ability to connect with jurors and hold their attention. His work ethic is among the best and it is an honor for me to work beside him. When clients hire Joey, they are without a doubt, in great hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joey Jackson gets tremendous results for his clients because he is one the premier criminal defense attorneys is New York. Joey is a skilled negotiator and talented trial attorney. He cares about and fights zealously for his clients. It is a true honor to call him a friend and colleague."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Joey Jackson. I have gotten to know Joey some from his expert advice on HLN. It is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joey since Law School and what was a polished product then has become a shining example of a great litigator in all phases of the law. He is well prepared and it shows in the way he handles himself in both negotiations and trials. His example is one many lawyers should follow. I recommend him to anyone needing a great lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joey Jackson is a true professional and tireless advocate for his clients. He has the experience, presence and skill to deliver for his clients, and I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"He is a zealous advocate in defending his position on many important and high profile cases on hundreds of television appearances. He is a respected attorney in the community. I enthusiastically endorse Joey Jackson."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Joey jackson. Joey is an excellent lawyer evidenced by his professionalism, knowledge and experience in the field, and dedication and responsiveness to his clients. He always makes sure to do everything in his power to achieve the best possible outcome in all of his clients’ cases. I have consulted with Joey on many of my cases and he has always offered top-rate advice. I highly recommend joey Jackson."
View more endorsements