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James Kevin Jackson

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2002
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About James

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HIGHLY SKILLED & EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION WITH A COMMITMENT TO PERSONAL ATTENTION.

I am a North Carolina native.  I grew up and went to high school in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.  I am the first attorney in my family.  My father works in the timber industry and my mother is a retired school teacher.  I first moved to Raleigh to attend  North Carolina State University.  Thereafter, I left NC to attend law school in the state of Georgia.  Immediately upon graduation, I returned to North Carolina.  I currently live in downtown Raleigh with my wife and young son.  Our family believes it is important to be deeply rooted in the heart of our community. We are members of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Raleigh which is where our child attends preschool. 

 

When not focusing time serving my clients, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my family.  I am also an avid supporter of NC State Wolfpack athletics. 

 

I am a member of many professional assocations focused on helping others through the practice of law.  I am also regularly involved with providing pro bono legal services to clients of The Healing Place of Wake County, a non-profit entity helping homeless Wake County residents dealing with addiction.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2015

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Location

Western Wake Law Group
Western Wake Law Group
205 New Edition Court
Cary, NC, 27511
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by J.L. | September 11, 2013
Excellent attorney with excellent results.
I had two DWI's and was on the verge of losing my license for a substantial period of time. I was convicted of one but was found "not guilty" of the other. I owe this guy my livelihood as I would have certainly lost my job had I been convicted of both charges. He was honest and fair and extremely informative. He did an excellent job trying my case that was winnable, and he was forthcoming about my case that was not. I regularly recommend him to my friends who also need assistance. He was always available to answer my questions which has not been the case with other attorneys I've worked with.
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Posted by Ashley | September 11, 2013
Professional and Responsive
I contacted Jayme after being charged with a DWI in Raleigh. Other than a couple of speeding tickets, I had never been in any kind of trouble. Needless to say, I was extremely worried about the situation. Jayme spent time telling me everything that was going to happen, assured me that we would work together to take care of it, and even worked with me on a payment schedule for his fee. Though I was convicted almost a year later, Jayme was with me every step of the way and even followed up after everything was said and done. A terrible situation was made manageable thanks to Jayme, and I have and will recommend him as an attorney.
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Posted by Austin | February 2, 2024
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Makes getting a ticket a lot less stressful
Anytime I get a traffic ticket I always can call Jayme to help me out. Very professional and quick with responses. Leigh Ann is also awesome as well, they'll take of you.
Posted by ID | January 22, 2024
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Speeding ticket
Very professional practice. Walked me through the process of how to navigate how to deal with my daughter's speeding ticket. Everything was handled very efficiently and good outcome. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2023
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Excellent experience
Jayme and his office staff are incredibly responsive and helpful. We had a fantastic experience, not only with regards to their customer service, but also he was able to reduce my daughter's speeding ticket down and get another charge dropped. I will definitely refer people to his office.
Posted by David | November 15, 2023
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Excellent Result
Mr. Jackson was able to get a result for me other attorneys were unable to. The staff was professional, friendly and kept me advised throughout the process. Could not be more pleased.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2023
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Excellent Experience
Jayme and his staff were exceptional from the beginning- willing to discuss my case frankly, and always keeping me up to date over the course of 1.5 years of delayed trial dates. Ultimately he was able to get my DUI charge dismissed, which is not an outcome I expected going in. Highly recommend.
Posted by Kevin | July 25, 2023
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One of the best Lawyers around!
Jayme’s reputation precedes itself! Excellent lawyer who made miracles happen with a traffic ticket! Happy to have Jayme represent me! Highly recommend!
Posted by Richard | July 25, 2023
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Efficient and straightforward
It was a simple speeding ticket, but Mr. Jackson and team had my back the whole way. I appreciate the fast responses to all my questions.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2023
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Great Attorney To Have
I have used James Jackson twice in the past few years and he and his team have provided outstanding service. He has had my tickets reduced or dismissed. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Bill | July 19, 2023
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Fantastic Attorney and Team
Jayme handled my traffic violation this past year. His office was responsive, kept me informed and I would hight recommend hiring this legal office. Jayme is a true professional. Thank you to Leigh Ann as well.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2023
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First call when I get the blue lights
I've used James twice in the past few years for traffic citations and he's always come through in getting the charges reduced or wholly dismissed. Highly recommend
Posted by Rebecca | June 26, 2023
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Attorney Jackson-services recommended!
Attorney Jackson worked diligently to assist our family with resolving a speeding and reckless driving citation. Hopefully, our family will not need his services in the future but we highly recommend his services to anyone in a similar circumstance. Communication between parties was excellent-thank you Leigh Ann!
Posted by Jeris | June 5, 2023
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Down to Earth Service
Nobody wants to have to find a lawyer for a ticket however I am glad I came across Attorney Jackson path. Great service and his staff is very down to earth. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Mirranda A | May 29, 2023
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A lawyer that will "fight tooth and nail!!"
I came to Attorney Jackson highly stressed with a DUI charge. I was referred by an Excellent attorney that helped me with a previous charge that no longer practice these types of cases anymore. I was really stressed, to say the least. I couldn't communicate much because it was hard to refrain from crying. I just knew my life was about to change forever, due to these pending charges. I honestly disconnected from this case entirely just to be able to function, which didn't give Att. Jackson much to work with. However, Mr Jackson seemed forever optimistic. So much so, I honestly thought he was just trying to give me false hope, thinking this must be what attorneys do to make you feel good about spending your money on hopeless cases lol. Seriously; Attorney Jackson saw possibilities, scenarios, hope, and strategies, in every part of my case. Nothing was to small to argue. I was very sceptical, I prayed a lot, and prayed for a dismissal. The state trooper came to every court appearance even though he had been reassigned to a a new area( Att. Jackson anticipated). Finally, after over a year of continuances, we finally had a trial. I was" shaking in my boots". I was of little to no help. I had even refused to watch the the recording of myself during the incident with my attorney before the trial. Even worst, of course the state trooper was there bright and early.. Attorney Jackson jumped into action once the trail began, it was like a switch turned. The trooper he laughed, joked, and spoke highly of, he thoroughly and effectively crossed examined. Attorney Jackson left no stone unturned, he brought law books and all. I was so impressed. I was thinking to myself before the trial was even over that I would recommend him to everyone because he truly gave his all.. Well lets just say I was not convicted of a DUI, just failure to reduce speed due to an accident I was involved in. I know this was long, and i never do reviews, however, believe me when i say Attorney Jame Jackson is worth every penny, and he will indeed fight "tooth and nail" for you in every way.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2023
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Excellent experience
Handled my case as expected. Very prompt and clear comminucation about the entire process.
Posted by John | May 2, 2023
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Amazing Lawyer even better Results one who is passionate about what he does.
I was referred to Mr. Jackson and so glad I was. I had been charged with a DUI which greatly could have affected my life and livelihood. Another attorney in the area had told me to take a plea. After contacting Mr. Jackson he thoroughly looked though my case at all the details and just could not believe another attorney was not willing to fight for me. Advised me the best route to take. None the less I was found NOT GUILTY. Thanks to an attorney who CARES someone willing to go above and beyond for his clients. I can not thank you enough.
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Posted by Wake Teacher | April 18, 2023
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Amazing! Blessed to have met Mr. Jackson
DUI- Not Guilty! I am a teacher and made a mistake that I could not afford. I was extremely lucky to have met Mr. Jackson. If you need a lawyer, I 110% recommend Mr. Jackson. My honest expectation was that I was going to hand over legal fees for average/run of the mill service that would walk me through the ordinary steps. This was not the case! From the moment that I called his secretary Leigh at the office, I was guided by caring compassionate people. Leigh answered all of my questions and guided me step by step. Leigh also mentioned that Jamie would fight "tooth and nail for you". This was absolutely the case for me. I felt that he treated me excellent and put more time and energy into my case than it was worth for the money I spent. When meeting Jamie I was met with a kind, caring and intelligent man. This was not what I was expecting. During my initial consultation, I was not rushed at all. I actually thought I was taking too much of his time. He took extra time to get every detail, ask me questions at every angle and later took the time to look through all videos and evidence with a very fine tooth comb. You can tell as you talk to him that he is extremely intelligent and a very fast thinker that knows the laws inside and out. As he discussed my case and asked me questions, I could tell that he was looking at every angle of every step. I am glad that he took the time out of his day to do this, because with the questions that he asked he was able to strategically have multiple angles to work on my behalf through my case. I was so appreciative for his time that he gave me because many lawyers would be happy to take your money, give you the usual talk and send you along your way. This happened to my brother by a different law firm. Even with Mr. Jackson's other personal obligations that he had that evening outside of his work, he continued to move forward with me to get every single detail that he could. He pulled and pulled more details out to give him everything he needed for a successful case. Guess what? It worked!! He battled for me in the court room in a very intense trial for over 3 hours. All witnesses and police showed up. He won! All I can say is that he was brilliant, intelligent and caring. Both Mr. Jackson and Leigh walked me through the process from the beginning to end with updates in between to help settle my nerves. Very kind office with TONS of knowledge. I highly, highly recommend James Jackson!
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Posted by Kenny | April 14, 2023
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I cannot say enough positive things about him.
I hired Jayme in June of 2021 after being referred to him by a friend, My case was continued many times until March 2023. He was well equipped with knowledge and experience that my DWI was actually dismissed! His professionalism and honesty is top notch and was greatly appreciated throughout the entire two years of working with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney or his services.
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Posted by Maxwell | March 27, 2023
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Top shelf Lawyer and team
I have used Mr Jackson for two awful DWI’s 7 years apart from each other. The law over stepped their boundaries and Mr.Jackson defended me and got both cases completely dismissed. Him and his team are excellent with communicating as well as providing the upmost comfortable setting. Never lie or leave out anything, it’s very important that he knows everything so he doesn’t get caught off guard in court. You can 100 percent trust this man with your life and situation that you may have going on. Your safe and can be comfortable telling him anything: I don’t know another lawyer more authentic than Mr. Jackson
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner - Raleigh Office
  • Western Wake Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fanney & Jackson, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Bass, Bryant & Fanney
  • 2001 - 2006

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Oxford, St. Anne's College
  • Ohio State Univeristy - Summer Program
  • 1999
  • North Carolina State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • N.C. State Football Player
  • Dismissal
  • State v. Crow

Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • County Captain
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association, Athletics Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2002 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law Section
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2002 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys - NC
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • NC Legal Elite 2013
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2013

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Pro Bono Legal Representation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jamie is one of the best choices a criminal defendant can make in Wake County. He fights very hard for his clients and finds imaginitive ways to produce results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James has been a constant face in the criminal and DUI courtrooms. He is knowledgeable and fights for the best outcome for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent trial attorney and is well respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"My experience with Jamie goes back to my time as an ADA. Jamie works extremely hard for his clients and he explores defenses that other attorneys never consider. I don't hesitate a bit to endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You will be hard pressed to hire an attorney that will be more committed to your case than Mr. Jackson. He is intelligent, confident, and innovative. In most DWI cases, there are issues that only a few very talented attorneys have the wherewithal to find and argue. Mr. Jackson is one of those very few. Its attorneys like Mr. Jackson that keep our court system in check so that freedom and privacy can be maintained."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jamie is a person of exemplary character and has learned his craft from his days as a district attorney. He now uses his expertise to the benefit of defendants and does and admirable job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jamie is a hard working and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. He cares about his clients and is diligent in achieving maximum results. Great guy, great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jayme and I have worked on many cases together over the past five years. He is a very smart, hard-working lawyer and is extremely dedicated to achieving the best possible result for each of his clients. I certainly endorse Jayme for anyone looking for a skilled criminal-defense attorney in Wake County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Raleigh Criminal defense Lawyer James Kevin Jackson
James Kevin Jackson
Criminal defense Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 21 years
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