Natalie Jackson Esq.
With more than a 17-years as an experienced trial lawyer, crisis manager, and media expert, Natalie Jackson can help you focus on recovering, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed and worried about your court case.
Attorney Natalie A. Jackson is an Orlando-based civil trial lawyer and former U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer. She received her undergraduate degree from Hampton University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. Natalie began her legal career in the Seminole County Public Defender’s Office representing indigent criminal clients. It was there that she found her passion for helping people and honed her trial practice skills.
Natalie has been practicing law for over 17-years and, over the last decade, she has been at the forefront of many highly publicized wrongful death and civil rights cases, including the NASCAR Aviation lawsuit and the Trayvon Martin case. Natalie has appeared as a legal analyst and legal expert on a plethora of local and national news networks including, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Nancy Grace, Jane-Velez Mitchell, Piers Morgan, Dr. Drew, Good Morning America, and The Today Show.
Natalie has received many accolades for her legal work; including being named a 2012 & 2013 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine and being invited to join the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum after she obtained an eight-figure settlement for one of her clients.
Attorney Jackson has worked as an Adjunct Professor at the FAMU School of Law where she taught negotiations and trial practice.
Attorney Jackson's Curriculum Vitae
Creative and hard-working attorney with a passion for technology and a broad set of problem-solving, managerial, and people skills. A passion for social and racial justice causes. An extensive social network, including a social media following of 5000+ Facebook friends and 10,700+ Twitter followers. Designated a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine and invited to join the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. On-call legal analyst for local and national media outlets including, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and Law & Crime Network. Local co-counsel for the Trayvon Martin family and many other high-profile civil rights cases.
- Florida Bar License
- Strong Research, Analytical & Writing Skills
- Operational & Strategic Planning
- Advance Crisis Management
- Multi-Taking & Problem-Solving Skills
- Social Media Nerd
University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL
Naval Intelligence Officer Training School, Virginia Beach, VA
Hampton University, Hampton, VA
The Law Office of Natalie Jackson, Orlando, FL
January 2014 – Present
Personal Injury and Civil Rights Law Firm. Lead counsel on Berry v. Demings (Middle District of Florida Docket Number 6:11-cv-01740-CEH-KRS). A police misuse of authority case. After an en banc hearing with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, opposing counsel settled the case. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/09/19/federal-appeals-court-stop-using-swat-style-raids-for-regulatory-inspections/?utm_term=.e07a4d39dc77).
Co-counsel on Tolan v. Cotton (Southern District of Texas Docket Number 4:09-cv-01324). A police shooting case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case settled, prior to opening arguments, on the first day of trial. (http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2015/09/settlement-in-tolan-v-cotton.html).
Florida A&M University College of Law, Adj. Professor, Orlando, FL
May 2010 – August 2013
Trial Practice Professor. Classes included: Negotiations, Evidence, and Trial Practice.
Jackson & Alexander/Women’s Trial Group, Managing Partner, Sanford, FL
September 2003 – December 2013
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Law Firm. Managed firm operations, budget, and work performance of firm attorneys. Handled jury trials in both civil and criminal matters. Experienced in crisis management and litigating high profile cases. One of the Top 100 largest personal settlements in Florida 2008 http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2008-01-15/news/settle15_1_joe-woodard-woodard-family-jackson. Local co-counsel for the family of Trayvon Martin.
Seminole County Office of the Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender, Sanford, FL
June 2002 – September 2003
Represented indigent clients in misdemeanor and felony cases. Participated in motions practice, hearings, and over 20 criminal jury trials. Achieved a positive trial success rating.
Office of General Counsel, Semester Intern, Tallahassee, FL
September 2001 – November 2001
Assisted the chief legal advisor by researching and drafting memoranda on lawsuits in which Governor Jeb Bush was named in his official capacity and on clemency issues.
Holland & Knight, Summer Associate, Orlando, FL
July 2001 – August 2001
Researched, drafted memos, and briefed assigned attorney on assigned cases.
Troutman Sanders LLP, Summer Associate, Atlanta, GA
June 2001 – July 2001
Researched, drafted memos, and briefed assigned attorney on assigned cases. Co-authored a published article entitled “Determining Royalty Rates for a Patent” which focused on the calculation of royalty rates for a patent.
Naval Intelligence Officer, Worldwide
May 1994 – August 1999
One of the first groups of female naval personnel to be deployed aboard a combat vessel/aircraft carrier (USS Roosevelt). Worked in an award-winning “think-tank” as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
Aviation Maintenance Administration (AZ) at US Navy
September 1986 – August 1990
Perform a variety of clerical, administrative, and managerial duties necessary to keep aircraft maintenance activities running efficiently. Achieved the enlisted rank of E-4 before being accepted into an officer program and awarded an NROTC scholarship to Hampton University.
National Bar Association, Virgil Hawkins Bar Association, Paul Perkins Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, ACLU, NAACP, Goldsboro Historical Museum-Board Member, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Boys & Girls Club (Seminole County Florida Board Member), the American Red Cross (Central Florida Region Board Member), Seminole County Florida NAACP (Volunteer Legal Counsel), and Orange County Florida NAACP (Volunteer Legal Counsel).
World history, technology, social media, creating therapeutic coloring books, and teaching