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Forrest Earl Jackson

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Chattanooga, TN

4.8   17 reviews

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About Forrest

Learn Forrest’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    80%
    We are devoted to ensuring the members of our community receive the disability benefits they deserve. As with most government programs, applying for SSDI can be a complicated process. Whether you are just starting the application process or need assistance appealing a denial, our experienced disability lawyer is prepared to provide the caring legal counsel you need. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not accept payment from a client if his or her benefits are denied.

    14 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Have you been involved in a serious accident due to the negligence of another individual? We believe you should not be left to pick up the pieces on your own. Our firm is dedicated to pursuing justice on your behalf.

    14 years

As the founder of Jackson Law Firm, PLLC, Chattanooga attorney Forrest Jackson provides counsel in Social Security Disability and Personal Injury cases. Prior to deciding to found his own firm, Forrest spent a number of years gaining valuable experience in these areas of law at several firms in the Southeastern United States. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.  

Forrest has a strong desire to help people and fight for the benefits they deserve. In doing so, he has successfully represented hundreds of clients at all levels of the appeals process.  He gets immense personal satisfaction in seeing his clients' relief on being approved for their benefits, or helping clients have other legal matters resolved. He moved to Chattanooga with his wife in 2012, and he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons when not working for his clients.

Forrest is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama state courts and admitted in all Federal Courts of Alabama, as well as the Eastern District of Tennessee and the Northern District of Georgia. He is also a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, and Chattanooga Bar Association.  Forrest also serves on the Tennessee Bar Association's Executive Council for the Disability Law Section, and he is a long-standing member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).  For a free case evaluation, please contact the Jackson Law Firm today.

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Licensed for 15 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/03/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/19/2022
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/10/2022

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

Contact Forrest

Jackson Law Firm, PLLC
2015 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN, 37404

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Robert | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
After our unsuccessful efforts to receive deserved social security disability for my wife, we turned matters over to Forrest Jackson. He and his office were easy to communicate with, remained in contact throughout the process, and obtained approval of benefits after months of effort. They turned what was an ordeal for us into a simple waiting game that was ultimately successful. We highly recommend Forrest Jackson.
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Posted by Anne S. | November 12, 2021
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Excellent Service!
The whole team is very kind, knowledgeable and informative. They're always there to help and stay on top of your case. I would certainly call in a heartbeat if I ever needed their services again.
Posted by Melissa S. | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional yet courteous!!
I highly recommend the Jackson Law Firm. Forest is a wonderful attorney. He was always right there for me when I had any concerns or questions. Very courteous. Very professional. He won my case. Fully Favorable. I could not have done it without him. Should I ever need him again. I know he will be right there on my side.
Posted by Charles | December 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability
I contacted Mr.Jackson in May of this year(2020) and he filed all paperwork and handled all footwork. I was told by many it could take up to 2 years, I was approved by December 2020. Couldn’t have been faster, sufficient, and professional! Best call I made this year!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawer
I was very pleased with Mr. Jackson he got me my disability with no problem. I could not have gotten with out him. I would highly recommend him as your lawyer he knows how to get things done.
Posted by Melissa | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good lawyer
Mr jackson was the only reason i won my appeal case. He always called me back and always made me feel at ease while in court. I would highly recommend him as your disability attorney.
Posted by Denise | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney for the job!!!!!
I had applied for disability in 2018 and had been out of work since 2017. It took almost a year and a lot of paperwork and contacting of my doctors to be told “NO”. Disability is not very easy to get even if you have multiple issues with your body. Mentally I didn’t have it in me to apply all over again, I knew at this point I could not do this on my own. I was not sure how to begin finding an attorney so I just started on line. I had started looking and stopped on Mr. Jackson’s web-site. My gut feeling said call Mr. Jackson so I did. From the time I called him and spoke with him I knew I had made the right choice. Mr. Jackson and his whole staff treated me with kindness, understanding, and much respect. They were always there when I needed a question answered. I had some stuff come up towards the time of going to court so they hustled and made sure it was ready to go by court time. Mr. Jackson called the day before my hearing to make sure I was ready for my hearing. On my hearing day Mr. Jackson made everything go very smoothly for me. I was very confident with him by my side. Mr. Jackson was very professional and helped me win my case. I would recommend the Attorney Mr. Jackson that I picked with my gut feeling to anyone who needs a disability attorney.
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Posted by Lauren | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Excellent Attorney
Couldn't be more pleased with Mr. Jackson and the job he did for me. I had applied for disability on my own years ago and was turned down. I hired Mr. Jackson and he was able to get my disability approved in less time than I thought it would take.
Posted by Cheryl | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SSI Appeal Won!
Mr. Jackson was a pleasure to work with. My grandson had been receiving SSI benefits, but after a review, he was sent a letter stating that his benefits were being terminated. Mr. Jackson handled our appeal of that decision. He provided excellent advice to us prior to the hearing regarding the documentation that needed to be submitted. He accompanied us to the hearing and challenged the validity of the SSA review compared to our documentation. A few weeks after the hearing, we received notice that the denial had been reversed and my grandson would continue to receive the benefits that he was eligible for. In addition to helping us win the appeal, Mr. Jackson always treated us with kindness, compassion and respect! I never felt like we were just another case. I would highly recommend Forrest Jackson, Atty. at Law, for any cases or appeals regarding Social Security benefits.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Forrest Jackson did great!
Forrest was always on my team from collecting documents on my behalf to answering all my questions. He promptly returned my calls. The day of court he did such an incredible job better than I’d could ever hoped for. He was so professional yet comforting by letting me know what I can expect during the hearing. He really showed his support when presesenting my case to the judge. Forrest knew my case and me well enough to where he was able to add to value leading to a very successful outcome!! I appreciated Forrest and everything he had done for me. I would highly recommend Forrest Jackson.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2019
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Disability
Mr. Jackson help get my disability stared he let me know and talk with me about the processes that will be going on with my disability clam waited about five or six months before I got a court date this is less than anytime I have wait it mr. Jackson is the first lawyer court date with that less of months Yes he was real firm and was straightforward with me and every question I have for him he had already answered if you want your disability advise you to hire Mr. Jackson law firm Thank you Isha Pass
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Posted by Gabriela | February 22, 2019
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Disability - Highly Recommended
From the first call all the way to the end Mr. Jackson was there for every question, concern every and every court date fighting to get my disability. He did an amazing job. Thank you so much!
Posted by Linda | December 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability assistance
I reached out to Mr Jackson, to assist me with a ssa disability case. He walked me through all the necessary appeals and paperwork, relieving me of the confusion and stress related to the disability claim process. While it took almost 2 years to get the final approval, Mr Jackson warned me of this up front and stuck with us through the entire ordeal. I can easily say that I will recommend him to others.
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Posted by Anna | December 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do You Need A Social Security Attorney?
Forrest Jackson is a thoughtful, kind and capable attorney. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him no matter where you are in the disability process; in fact, he intervened late in my process and successfully brought me through to a positive outcome. My family is so very grateful to him and it made an enormous difference to have him on the case in terms of dialing down the stress. He understands the system and works hard to identify the strengths of your evidence in order to present the very best case possible. He is an excellent advocate, carefully explaining what is happening at each step and is available any time you have a question. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by DEBORAH S | December 19, 2017
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Best lawyer ever!
Forrest Jackson is the epiphany of what a lawyer should be. I met with him regarding my disability and hired him on the spot. He was well versed in SS law a d knew exactly the course he was going to take. He was always calling me to see how I was feeling, and to just to touch base with the all of the proceedings. He has a strong faith, which made me feel more comfortable with everything. My case went to a judge and Forrest won. Thanks to Forrest Jackson for being a man of integrity and having the faith and determination to fight for me and for what was right. You are not going to find anyone better, for your case.
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Posted by Karen | August 30, 2017
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Forrest Jackson
Forrest Jackson represented my husand with his disability claim. He did an excellent job for us. He kept in touch, always kept us updated regarding my husband's case. He returned our phone calls promptly. Absolutely, no complaints! Great job.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My SSDI Case
Never response to your calls, gives you attitude when speaking to you, and lies to the SSDI Courts about the communication between him and yourself. He made me loose my case and have to start over. I suggest NOT to hire him or even ask for help from this man.
Response from Forrest Jackson February 20, 2019
I have no idea who posted this, but it is entirely untrue and inaccurate. I always respond to calls as soon as possible. I have never lied to the SS courts/judges or made someone lose their case. I do this work because I like trying to help people that need it. I try to go above and beyond for all of my clients. Just look at the reviews on Google or my website to see the truth.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Attorney
  • Jackson Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Downard & Associates, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Brock & Stout, LLC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Philip Gable, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Auburn University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Metheny v. Richardson
  • Confidential Settlement to Client's Satisfaction

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Disability Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2018 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse Forrest
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Forrest is an excellent lawyer with a great reputation in the community. He is a hard worker who diligently represents his clients."
Trucking accident Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Forrest took over a case from another plaintiff's counsel midstream. Before he got involved, we were getting nowhere in discovery or in settlement negotiations. After he got involved, we moved the case along and got it settled. It was a difficult case for both sides for a number of reasons, and it was not easy to do what he did. He was a worthy adversary and a pleasure to work with in the case."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Forrest is an excellent attorney; he truly cares about his clients, and gives them individual and detailed attention, which is what you want when dealing with a social security disability attorney, or accident attorney."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Friend
"Great attorney. Extremely smart, diligent, and an excellent advocate for his clients. Highly recommend."
Probate Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Jackson for several years, and I have had the opportunity to observe his work; therefore I am pleased to endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Forrest is an excellent lawyer. I refer any potential Social Security and Disability clients to him because I know that he is going to fight to get the result his clients need. I highly recommend him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often refer potential social security disability clients to Forrest because I trust him to do a good job for those that have been wrongfully denied benefits."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Friend
"Forrest is a good person and lawyer. I would call him for any social security or probate matters in East Tennessee. I endorse this lawyer."
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Chattanooga Social Security & Disability Lawyer Forrest Earl Jackson
Forrest Earl Jackson
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Chattanooga, TN
Licensed for 15 years
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