Brian A. Jackson is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer with knowledge and experience in all aspects of case investigation, management, preparation, and presentation. He has successfully handled cases throughout the country in a wide variety of areas, including commercial and business litigation, consumer claims, tort and personal injury claims, product liability, and civil rights.
Brian’s practice includes prelitigation counseling and resolution efforts, as well as pursuing resolution through mediation and arbitration. In addition to successfully conducting bench and jury trials, he also seeks to help resolve disputes before litigation becomes necessary. As many disputes involve long-term and ongoing business or other relationships between parties, Brian also has extensive experience in the mediation process (alternative dispute resolution), as well as arbitration (AAA or JAMS) in order to achieve a client’s desired outcome.
- Product Liability. Brian’s practice includes national product liability defense on behalf of major corporations in the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries, with particular experience representing product manufacturers in difficult jurisdictions. Having successfully handled both individual and multiplaintiff cases in state and federal courts across the U.S., he is a go-to lawyer in high-end, high-risk product liability litigation in historically plaintiff-oriented venues.
- Commercial Litigation. Brian routinely advises on business disputes — from the demand letter through trial — in numerous areas, including contract disputes, consumer transactions/sales, warranty claims and coverage, employment litigation, and government regulation of industry.
- Civil Rights and Pro Bono. In addition to his commercial practice, Brian is committed to representing those in the community who cannot represent themselves. He has taken on a variety of pro bono matters, including multiple jury trials asserting violations of civil rights by the government, matters involving individuals alleging fraud and discrimination, and counseling juveniles charged with offenses serious enough for the state to seek to try them as adults.
- J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1998, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review
- B.S., Iowa State University, 1995
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- Board of Directors, Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers
- United Way Leadership Circle