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Jade Jackson is an experienced and energetic trial attorney, who 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 a criminal defense law office. 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.

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.

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Education

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

Study Abroad, 1998

Bar Admissions

Texas

2015

Professional and Community Activities

American Bar Association

National Institute for Trial Advocacy

L. Clifford Davis Legal Association

Volunteer attorney, Expunction Clinic

J.L. Turner Legal Association

Metroplex Mock Trial Competition