Jade Jackson is an experienced and energetic trial attorney who joined the Thompson Coe Dallas office in January 2022. Jade is a member of the firm's Professional Liability practice, where she pursues effective and efficient resolution of professional malpractice and other complex litigation disputes.
Before joining Thompson Coe, Jade served as the founding attorney and managing member of Law Office of Jade Mens, PLLC as a Criminal Defense attorney.
Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney at the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. While there, Jade honed her oral and written advocacy, negotiation, and legal analysis skills by managing a rolling docket of 500-plus cases, ranging from minor drug offenses as a misdemeanor prosecutor to first-degree crimes as a felony prosecutor. Jade gained her trial legs by trying nearly 30 cases to jury verdict.
Her commitment to advocacy and service originated not in a courtroom, but in a newsroom. Her experience as a former newspaper journalist at outlets ranging from the Abilene Reporter-News to the Tampa Bay Times helped refine her analytical, writing, research, and investigative skills. Jade brings her wealth of knowledge, unique perspective, and diverse skill set to every case she takes on.
Jade is a proud alumna of the SMU Dedman School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in December 2014.
Throughout her career, she has fostered close client relationships using a straightforward, detail-oriented, and clear communication approach. She endeavors to successfully collaborate with her clients through the entire life cycle of the matter, from inception to resolution.
- Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2014)
- Maguire Center of Ethics Public Service Fellow
- Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy Teaching Assistant for Professor Beverly Duréus
- Articles Editor, SMU Science & Technology Law Review
- Vice President, Black Law Students Association
- SMU Corporate Counsel Extern
- Civil Clinic, Student Attorney
- University of Oklahoma (B.A., 2002)
- Journalism-Professional Writing
- Minor: French
- National Achievement Scholar
- Blaise Pascal University (Universite de Blaise Pascal) (1998)
- Study abroad program
- Texas, 2015
Professional and Community Activities
- American Bar Association, Member
- National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Member
- L. Clifford Davis Legal Association, Member
- J.L. Turner Legal Association, Scholarship Committee CoChair (2018-19)
- Metroplex Mock Trial Competition, Judge (November 2020)
- Volunteer attorney service through pro bono Expunction Clinic hosted by L. Clifford Davis Legal Association