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Edith Aven Lawson-Jackson

Child custody Attorney at Bowie, MD

4.9   14 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Maryland - MD 29 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 30 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1996
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Edith

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Our law office brings years of legal experience in the family law arena to clients who feel uncertain or overwhelmed with family law issues, while devoting personalized care and attention to every case. We are here to get you through difficult situations, knowing that someone is in your corner and understands what you're going through. 


Edith Aven Lawson-Jackson
10111 Martin Luther King Jr Hwy Ste 200 F
Bowie, MD, 20720-4210

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Posted by Carlotta | July 11, 2022
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Experience is the key
Custody cases are always scary because you just never know how it will end. Attorney Jackson represented my brother a few years ago, so I knew going in of the dedication, time and attention she gives to each of her cases. After see how successful she was with my brother, I knew I wanted Attorney Jackson to represent me. Attorney Jackson made me feel at ease during my consult. She answered all of my questions thoroughly. She’s does what’s in the best interest of her clients , she’s experienced and she knows the law. Once she took on my case, I knew I was in great hands and ultimately won my case. I would absolutely recommend Attorney Jackson and her staff.
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Posted by Rico L | June 20, 2022
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Child Custody/Visitation
It gives me great pleasure to leave a glowing review for Attorney Edith Lawson-Jackson. Originally I hired Attorney Jackson to handle my divorce and custody case back in 2017/2018. Ms. Jackson made sure that my divorce went smoothly and I received the custody arrangement that I was asking for. Things went so well I rehired Ms. Jackson to modify the custody a few years later. In 2021/22 I wanted a modification to the original custody order due to a change of circumstances and what was in the best interest of my now 6 year old daughter. As you may know, it's extremely hard for father's in this system, especially black fathers. In spite of the sometimes unfair treatment of fathers, Ms. Jackson was able to get me a custody arrangement that allows my daughter live with me throughout the week. This structure and consistency was extremely important for the growth and development of my daughter. Attorney Jackson knew how important that was to me and she made it happen. Unlike other attorneys I've had in the past Attorney Jackson has been highly responsive, knowledgeable and honest. She's never promised anything that she couldn't deliver just to get my business. If it was something that I was asking for and she knew from her years of experience it most likely wouldn't happen she would be 100% honest. If you're looking for an Attorney that's has the wisdom, experience and a welcoming personality, I highly recommend Attorney Jackson.
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Posted by Laura | June 3, 2020
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
Ms. Jackson is very skilled and thorough in family law representation. She represented me for a d.v./ custody case in 2018. Ms. Jackson is very knowledgeable in the law and kept me informed throughout the process. The case against me was denied and I have Ms. Jackson to thank for her diligence as well as her comfort to me during such a stressful time. I strongly recommend her as an attorney; she is amazing at what she does.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2019
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Changed my life for the good
Attorney Jackson is an amazing lawyer and is great at what she does, The amount of confidence she has is on another level. She follows through on all requests. She thoroughly prepares you on your case and makes you feel confident as well. When it came to court she knew how to stand in her square, I did a lot of legal research and I am glad I chose her to represent me. Please go with her as she is really in the interest of her clients and not just to take your money as an account. Thanks Attorney Jackson!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
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Domestic Violence
Ms. Jackson took on my protective order case Pro Bono. I was facing domestic violence charges when my ex falsely accused me of child abuse to gain emergency custody. Ms. Jackson was very professional and showed compassion as she argued my case and got the order dismissed. I would highly recommend her as she was also very knowledgeable in family court issues.
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Posted by Lou | July 20, 2018
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Edith is a Champion
Edith represented me in a child custody case during a 5 hour trial. Edith battled it out with the other attorney and showed a high degree of competence, professionalism, and determination during the trial. Edith also is empathetic and gave me the sense that she cares about her clients and their needs. I am happy that I chose Edith to represent me and would use her again in family law matters. I confidently endorse her to anyone seeking a family law attorney.
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Posted by Melica | January 31, 2018
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Attorney E.A. Lawson-Jackson was hired to handle my child support and custody case. Attorney Jackson was phenomenal and extremely fair, professional, prompt, caring and kind. Her staff was very professional and caring too. Attorney Jackson was always on point, straight forward, very dedicated, and detailed and always had a diligently strategic with my case. Her professionalism is unbelievable in the court room. She made my case not stressful, but made things at an ease for a stressful case. When you are in your situation and don’t see it clear, Attorney Jackson made it very clear and had your mind at ease. She is very prompt with calling you back and answering emails. She handled all my issues fast and easy. She is very knowledgeable and knows her stuff. I am very happy that she was my lawyer and did my case. I would highly recommend Attorney E.A. Lawson-Jackson to any friends, family or anyone else who is going through such a stressful and unfortunate situation. SHE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU! I will hire her again without a doubt.
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Posted by Beverly | January 24, 2018
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An Excellent Lawyer!!!
Attorney Edith Jackson represented my son in a recent custody case that was very contentious and previously litigated badly by another lawyer. Attorney Jackson did the impossible! She was able to present an amazing defense and get an unbelievable outcome through negotiation.She skillfully did what should have been done in the original case. Attorney Jackson is a phenomenal negotiator. Her gentle disposition and beautiful smile disarms the most seasoned opponent.Mrs. Jackson and her staff are professional, caring and extremely competent. She cares about her clients and tells them the truth! She does not over promise. I was skeptical until I saw her in action. Attorney Jackson is the Consummate professional who knows her craft and does an excellent job. Thank you Attorney Jackson. You are one of the best lawyer I have had the pleasure of working with. Our family will retain you for life!
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Posted by Angel | July 14, 2017
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A Phenomenal Attorney
E.A. Jackson and Associates represented me during a divorce and custody case. She provided me with excellent legal services during a stressful and terrifying time in my life. I’m very grateful to have an attorney with compassion for others who fights for her clients, while ensuring the law is upheld. She is a hard litigator and perseveres when the situation seems bleak. Often, when you are in the mist of major legal issues, you’re confused and unsure what the next steps should be. Attorney Jackson stepped in with her legal expertise and helped me through those hard days, weeks, and years…… yes, years, which allowed me to focus on healing and striving to get to a better place mentally and physically. I’ll be forever grateful for the services and the dedication of E.A. Lawson and Associates.
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Posted by Diann | September 21, 2016
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Epitome of Knowledge and Professionalism
I hired Attorney Jackson to represent me in a divorce case in the state of Maryland. After the initial consultation, she gathered and presented specific evidence to present a rock-solid case before the court. Attorney Jackson is an aggressive litigator and leaves no stone unturned and nothing to chance on behalf of her clients when dealing with opposing counsel. Her staff is friendly, thorough, and customer service oriented as well. Throughout the process, Attorney Jackson explained the process and what I might expect under the law; in addition to my options and potential outcomes. I would recommend anyone seeking legal advice to schedule a consultation with Attorney Jackson RIGHT AWAY!
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Posted by Jennifer | June 3, 2016
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Edith Jackson is a great attorney
Edith Jackson has been my lawyer for the last 6 years in an on going child support matter and we have walked away every time in our favor. She is very helpful and reasonable. I go to her for all my leagal advice and she handles everything for me. She has been such a blessing in my life.
Posted by Mari | May 24, 2016
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Excellent Divorce Attorney
Ms. Lawson-Jackson served as my divorce attorney in 2010. She provided excellent legal advice and strategy. My divorce was completed in a timely manner without unnecessary acrimony.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
Smart, Compassionate and Highly-Competent Advocate
Ms. Lawson-Jackson served as my attorney for a family law case. She was a phenomenal advocate for me and my son and we won our case. From the beginning she listened and offered excellent ideas about how to approach the case in a way that was affordable and effective for our situation. Ms. Lawson-Jackson is a fierce and smart attorney in the courtroom who covered every angle. She gave me everything I needed so that I was prepared for court day. I felt especially secure and informed because she had such a strong knowledge and feel for the different judges and procedures of the courthouse. I always felt secure with this attorney. I appreciate the patience and understanding she showed me throughout the entire process. Hiring an attorney can be an expensive and stressful endeavor but hiring Edith Lawson-Jackson was a pleasure. There was a lot of comfort knowing that I had an attorney who was as competent and compassionate as Edy. She is definitely worth your time and resources.
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Posted by Gwyn | October 15, 2019
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Best Referral Ever...
Upon my first referral consultation with Attorney Lawson-Jackson for domestic violence allegations, I was certain that she was the most suitable attorney for me. Attorney Lawson-Jackson was very professional, thorough, sensitive to my legal needs, and straight-forward with all aspects of her Attorney Fee Contract. Her office always kept me abreast of my case throughout the entire process and returned my calls in a timely manner! Attorney Lawson-Jackson's legal expertise provided me with a favorable outcome resulting in dismissal of allegations; and I would surely hire her again, as well as refer her to others.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of E A Lawson-Jackson, LLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Pinkney & Sroufe, PC
  • 1995 - 1999


  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • St Mary's College of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc.
  • Former Board of Directors Member
  • 2008 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fred Joseph Award
  • Community Legal Services
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010


  • Prince George's County Bar Association publication
  • Get Healthy Today
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • St. Thomas Law School Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium
  • 2018

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Bowie Child custody Lawyer Edith Aven Lawson-Jackson
Edith Aven Lawson-Jackson
Child custody Attorney
Bowie, MD
Licensed for 30 years