|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Armstrong Award -- Most Outstanding Graduate||Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||1997|
|Of Counsel||Matheson and Matheson||2011 - 2014|
|Senior Attorney||Arizona Public Service Company||2007 - 2011|
|Associate General Counsel||US Airways||2002 - 2007|
|Associate||Brown & Bain||1998 - 2002|
|Judicial Law Clerk||U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix||Board Member||2007 - 2011|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Board Member||1999 - 2001|
|Blotzer v. L-3 Communications||Summary judgment in favor of our clients|
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|Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal||The History of Electronic Mail in Litigation||2000|
|Arizona State Law Journal||The Constitution Expelled: What Remains of Students' Fourth Amendment Rights?||1996|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Arizona State University, College of Education||Secondary Education||Post-Baccalaureate||1990|
|Arizona State University||History||Bachelors of Science||1988|
|Ninth Annual Convention||Internal Investigations: The Ideal vs. The Reality||2013|
|Values Based Leadership Training||Effective Leadership||2011|
|Employment Law Boot Camp||Sexual Harassment, ADA, and GINA||2011|
|Employment and Labor Law Annual Fall Seminar||Working Effectively with In-house Counsel||2011|
|Annual Benchmarking & Networking Conference||Employment Law Developments in the Nuclear Industry||2011|
Posted by JL
I hired Mr. Jackson to review my documentation and the employment issue I felt I had. Mr. Jackson took the time to review my information and provide me with his opinion of the chances of winning a settlement. After talking with Mr. Jackson I elected not to go further. I felt good about my decision, saving me money and time. Closure...priceless.
Posted by anonymous
When I first met with Darrel Jackson, I had recently lost a long-held job, and I was now stuck adhering to a long-term restrictive covenant. I was fearful for my career and for the financial future of my family. At the time, I was unsure of myself and terrified to take legal action. Darrel took his time and carefully listened to my story over a number of visits. I brought him some evidence to support my assertions, which he carefully and thoughtfully evaluated. After carefully processing and re-assembling all the parts and pieces of my situation, Darrel made it very clear to me and my wife that he felt we had a very solid case that was well worthy of litigation. However, we didn't want to litigate, we were still scared. Darrel was compassionate and understood. He did not press. He did exactly as we asked and instead of filing suite, he exchanged a series of legal letters back and forth. Finally, due to a lack of adequate response, it was time for us to either file suit and litigate or let our Statute of limitation expire and be left to face the full enforcement of the restrictive covenant. After Darrel spent time to explain the entire legal process involved to us when litigating, my wife and I became comfortable with the process and followed Darrel's legal counsel by initiating litigation and filling for injunction on the restrictive covenant as our first step. Our motion for injunction was heard in Federal court and Darrel prepped me very, very well and in advance of the court date. He prepped me so well that we prevailed (overall) and accomplished exactly what we set out to do with that motion. For the many countersuits that were soon filed against us thereafter, Darrel helped me and my wife keep our wits about us and stay focused on producing and evaluating the required discovery requests from both sides. We soon found out that the legal process is not one that anyone would consider as speedy. Again, through it all, Darrel helped us to stay the course and remain focused through his compassionate and always confident demeanor. Although Darrel made sure we both understood that the upcoming settlement hearing was technically just a formality with no assurances or guarantees, he also astutely pointed out that he felt that the other side was getting ready to legitimately consider engaging us in settlement discussion, prior to the conference. Darrel was right! He told us that any chance of meaningful settlement discussion would first require me to endure through a day-long deposition by the other team. Again, my wife and I became frightened and less sure at the thought of me being deposed for 8 hours, but Darrel was right there to remind us that he felt we were on the side of right, and not to worry at all because he would make sure that I was fully prepared in advance of the deposition. Darrel did a fantastic job prepping me for the questions the other side might ask me and presented me with the evidence from their side that he thought they would try to use to rattle me. He was right on all accounts. In the end, the deposition was a breeze thanks to Darrel. This led to a very favorable outcome at our settlement hearing - an outcome of the type and size that my wife and I had prayed for many times over during the prior 16 months. Our ordeal had finally come to an end! We accepted their very last settlement offer of the day. Wow! What a process! We could NEVER have possibly gotten through it all without Darrel as our attorney. I am happy to recommend Darrel Jackson with my highest confidence. I will never be able to thank Darrel enough for all of the "above and beyond" he did for us during this most difficult time. I'll take a modicum of credit in that I followed Darrel's directions, suggestions, and strategic instructions exactly as he told to me. Darrel knew it was a good case & had the stamina, legal expertise, and chess-game thought process to see us safely through to victory! Thank you Darrel!
Posted by anonymous
While exploring recommendations for representation in an employment matter with my company, I was referred to Darrel Jackson on advice from a former associate who currently holds a senior position with the Arizona Bar Association.
Though I had extensive corporate experience dealing with employment law and union relations issues throughout my career, it was unusual for me to be sitting on the other side of the table as an employee.
Darrel's ability to listen to my concerns and issues, describe potential outcomes and develop a plan of action was extremely helpful and reassuring. He was quickly able to establish a professional rapport with my former company's legal counsel and move to a successful resolution that achieved virtually all of my goals. At all times, Darrel quickly communicated status updates and followed up immediately on all outstanding issues. What could have turned into a stressful scenario, became a smooth, effective and at all times professional experience.
I strongly recommend Darrel to anyone seeking employment law representation.