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Mr. Jackson primarily defends employers in federal and state court litigation, including federal law claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards ACt, and 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981 and 1983, and state law claims involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, the Arkansas Civil Rights Act, the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act, and wrongful discharge.
He also advises employers on compliance issues under the civil rights laws and assists in the development of personnel policies, employment agreements and covenants not to compete.
In 2009, Mr. Jackson was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to serve as a Special Supreme Court Justice in ADC v. Williams.
Mr. Jackson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Discovery and the Arkansas Bar Foundation. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2009, serving as Chair in 2009, and was a member of the Hendrix College Alumni Association Board of Governors from 2005 to 2008. He was also Chair of the American Diabetes Association Central Arkansas Leadership Council from 2003 to 2004, a member of its Leadership Council from 2001 to 2007, and Chair of the 2004 Tour de Cure.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Employment Law - Management // Litigation - Labor and Employment||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Mid-South Super Lawyers||2013|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2012|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2010|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2009|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2008|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2007|
|Mid-South Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2006|
|Leader in the Field, Employment Law||Chambers USA||2005|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Attorney||Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP||1992 - Present|
|Special Supreme Court Justice||the Arkansas Supreme Court||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Arkansas Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pulaski County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Duke University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Hendrix College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude with Distinction||1989|