Jaime Jackson is a partner and trial attorney for Atlee Hall and concentrates his law practice in the areas where consumer safety is compromised and swift, decisive action against the violators is necessitated. In representing clients in complex civil litigation cases, he has obtained favorable judgments and significant recoveries for victims of corporate neglect, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He has served the needs of clients whose cases involve automotive products liability (crashworthiness law), trucking and medical malpractice. He is known for his tireless client advocacy around safety issues, meticulous case preparation and incisive, intelligent analysis.
Differentiated on the basis of his experience, investigative skills, caring nature and ability to handle large, multi-faceted and expensive cases, Jaime is one of Pennsylvania’s top trial attorneys and is considered a difference-maker in the lives of his clients and their families. He has represented clients who have sustained catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries, paralysis or burns, and has given closure to the families of those who have suffered fatal injuries. Jaime’s practice is predicated on trust, empathy and open communication. He inspires trust and confidence in those he serves and diligently works each case with the singular purpose of maximizing outcomes.
Not one to yield to stonewalls or shrink from responsibilities, Jaime shows great resolve in taking on large corporate defendants with deep capital reserves who have violated rules and caused injuries or wrongful death. He brings a winning mindset to each case, piecing together its critical elements day-to-day and structuring his arguments for optimal impact in the courtroom. A dedicated ultra-runner, Jaime equates his commitment to excellence in the sport, as well as the discipline and preparation required to compete in 50-mile races, to that of his law practice. He does not like to lose.
Of Jaime’s many notable accomplishments, highlights include:
September 14, 2012, York County, Pennsylvania: Jaime obtained a $6 million jury verdict on behalf of the family of a woman who died at a local hospital.
Examples of cases that exemplify Jaime’s commitment to defending clients who have been victimized by negligence and decisions which resulted in changes in policies and procedures by the party at fault include:
Andreaessen v. Weinbrenner Shoe Company
Led to a change in the safety design of shoes for use in foundries.
Harsh v. General Motors
A case involving a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina and a verdict against GM for $8.2 million which led to a change in GM’s automotive design.
I am married to Ann. We have a lovely 11 year old daughter Livia, and twin 9 year old boys Owen and David. When I am not working or playing with the kids or at their activities, I am running. I love to run ultramarathons. I often wake up at 3am and just go running. It’s awesome and when I’m not doing that I am cheering my wife on at triathlons.
What’s on your Ipod?
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Guide to Ultrarunning – Byron Powell
Favorite movie/TV actor?
TV show I am addicted to
Don’t have a TV
One thing I cannot live without
Favorite destination/vacation spot
Red wine or white?
Coke or Pepsi?
How I like my coffee
Sport of Choice
My dog Violet and cat Tom
Quote I live by
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” Aristotle
What I do to relax
EducationUniversity of Maine School of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Maine BA, Political Science
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
AffiliationsAmerican Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
American Inns of Court, W. Hensel Brown Inn
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Product Liability Academy
Society of Automotive Engineers
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Honors & AwardsMartindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania 2012
Super Lawyers Pennsylvania Rising Star 2005, 2006 and 2007
Super Lawyers 2014, 2015, and 2016
Community InvolvementBarefoot Runners Society - Member
US Track and Field Association - Member
Speaking EngagementsLights, Camera, Evidence!, PBI, Mechanicsburg, PA, February 22, 2013
Strategic Planning for Law Firms, Lancaster Bar Association, February 6, 2013
iPad for Lawyers, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, February 9, 2012
Strategies To Avoid Medical Malpractice, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, March 2012
Forensic Seatbelt Evidence, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Memphis, Tennessee, August 2011
Safety Seatbelts and Seatbelt Retractors, October 2010, Orlando, Florida
Identifying and Addressing Issues in the Airbag Non-Deployment Case – Airbag Attorneys Group, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009
General Motors Corporation – Bankruptcy Issues, October 2009
Pennsylvania Automotive Products Liability Law – Crashworthiness, Lancaster Bar Association, 2008
Don’t Miss the Big One! Is Your Auto Case Really a Crashworthiness Products Liability Case?, Lancaster Bar Association, 2008
Automotive Products Liability – Post-Collision Fuel-Fed Fires, Denver, Colorado, 2007
General Motors Collapsing Seats (Cool v. GM), October 26, 2007, New York, New York
Ford Collapsing Seats, October 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana