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Richard Scott Jackson

Adoption Attorney at Deland, FL

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Richard “Jake” Jackson, Richard S. Jackson, P.A.

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Adoption
    As a Board Certified adoption attorney and intermediary, Jake Jackson provides professional and compassionate service to birth mothers and adoptive families for both intrastate (Florida) and interstate (ICPC) adoptions. He takes care of adoptions of newborn infants, older children, and adults. Mr. Jackson handles private adoptions, foster care adoptions, relative adoptions, and step-parent adoptions.

    38 years


Richard S. Jackson, P.A.
P. O. Box 2337
Deland, FL, 32721


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Posted by lil | May 17, 2014
trusted friend
Mr. Jackson has been more than a lawyer, he has been a trusted friend. My husband and I know that we can count on him for sound advice and speedy help whenever a legal issue arises.
Posted by Robert | April 30, 2014
Attorney Jake Jackson prepared our will and power of attorney. He was professional, knowledgeable and thorough. He provided us with options we had not thought of. Mr. Jackson allowed us time to read and discuss the will privately while he went on with tasks not involving us. We were very pleased and would use him again.
Posted by Billy and Lisa | April 29, 2014
Definitely would recommend!
We were looking for an adoption attorney and Mr. Jackson was referred to us. From the beginning of having contact with him, Mr. Jackson was very professional and reliable. We were always able to get in touch with him either via phone or email and he was very prompt in answering any of our questions or concerns. The adoption of our daughter was handled very well. We are very fortunate to have been referred to Mr. Jackson. We will and have recommended Mr. Jackson as an attorney for adoption.
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Posted by Chris | April 29, 2014
Great Attorney !
Mr. Jackson has provided legal advice and represented me in the past. He is the first attorney I go to when I have any legal issues because he is someone who I trust will give me sound advice. He has always done exactly what he said he would do. He has always been extremely fair on his pricing . I plan on using him in the future and highly recommend him for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Andy | April 28, 2014
Honest Attorney
Richard Jackson is a honest attorney, he is diligent when handling a case researching every possible avenue to successfully win each case he is given. He has helped me on two separeate occasions, with a favorable outcome. The thing I most like about Mr. Jackson, is that you can trust what he says.
Posted by Joe | April 28, 2014
outstanding adoption attorney
My wife and I took in a child as foster parents, and Jake Jackson handled the adoption for us. He explained how the process would work very clearly, worked very effectively with the DCF and adoption agency caseworkers, and managed to accelerate the process so that the final order of adoption was entered in time for us to take a planned family vacation out of the country. His fee was very reasonable, and we felt we got excellent service and an excellent result.
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Posted by Mike | April 28, 2014
Wonderful, caring and supportive.
Mr. Jackson was key to us when we adopted our precious daughter. He was prepared always available to us and we know our case was important to him. I would recommend him to any one needing counsel for family or legal matters. THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. JACKSON!
Posted by Merissa | April 25, 2014
*Highly recommended*
Very professional. Will take care of your requests in a timely manner for a very reasonable price. Trustworthy, kind and informative. Wonderful person to do business with. Would recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2014
Experienced and hard working attorney who provides stellar representation
Mr. Jackson handled my criminal case with skill and efficiency. He was able to convince the prosecutor to refrain from pressing charges or going to trial by getting me a pretrial diversion program in lieu of prosecution as well as a complete expungement of my criminal record, which was virtually the most favorable outcome I could have asked for given the circumstances. Throughout the case, Mr. Jackson handled everything with the utmost professionalism and made me feel comfortable trusting him and divulging my side of the story, and only discussed the matter with me in the most neutral and non-judgmental manner. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 1985


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Fllorida Adoption Council
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Volusia chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 1999 - 2020

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Adoption Attorney
  • Florida Bar
  • 2016


  • Gospel Advocates, Inc. self-published
  • Public Evangelism Under the First Amendment
  • 2010
  • FSU Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law
  • Environmental Protection Through Constitutional Amendment
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Free Speech/Public Ministry Seminar
  • Public Evangelism Under the First Amendment
  • 2013
  • Alaska Talks Liberty Internet Radio Talk Show
  • First Amendment & Free Speech
  • 2013
  • Free Speech/Public Ministry Seminar
  • Public Evangelism Under the First Amendment
  • 2012
  • Free Speech/Public Ministry Seminar
  • Public Evangelism Under the First Amendment
  • 2011
  • Guardian Ad Litem Pre-Service Training
  • Juvenile Dependency Law and Procedure
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."