Lee W. Jackson
Lee W. Jackson has dedicated his career to fighting for and preserving the rights of workers, and has based his career on the principle that all work has, and all workers have, both dignity and significance.
Lee W. Jackson has practiced labor and employment law, representing labor unions and working men and women, for over 35 years in federal, state, and local courts and before local state and federal agencies. A seasoned and thoughtful litigator, Mr. Jackson has handled cases at every phase of civil litigation, and has substantial appellate experience.
As a member of James & Hoffman, Mr. Jackson seeks to protect and promote the rights of working people through vigorous and thoughtful representation.
Mr. Jackson began his practice of law by working in several different capacities for the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency charged with administering and enforcing national labor law in most private industries. Starting in 1975, Mr. Jackson served as a Field Attorney for the NLRB in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he acted as sole trial counsel in over 21 administrative trials before Administrative Law Judges of the NLRB, one of which lasted for 58 days of trial, with more than 250 witnesses presented on behalf of the NLRB General Counsel. Between 1978 and 1982, Mr. Jackson served as an attorney in the NLRB Appellate Court Branch, where he researched and wrote appellate briefs, and made oral arguments in 15 cases before the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, leading to at least six reported decisions. He also worked for a time in the Contempt Litigation Section of the Division of Enforcement Litigation where he investigated and litigated contempt cases on behalf of the NLRB, before Special Masters appointed by the federal court.
From 1982 to 1991 Mr. Jackson worked as an associate and then partner in Kirschner, Walters & Willig, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he represented many of the firm’s over 100 local labor union clients, including both public and private sector unions of teachers, U.S. postal workers, blue and white collar employees of the City of Philadelphia, firefighters and newspaper employees.
From 1992 to 2014 Mr. Jackson worked as a partner in O’Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, P.C., where he represented a major national labor organization representing employees of the U.S. Postal Service, and represented employees in international labor unions of employees in the printing trades. He represented employees and union clients in federal and state courts, before the NLRB, the EEOC and other federal agencies, in complex arbitration cases, and in the negotiations of collective bargaining agreements.
Mr. Jackson has served as a member of the Board of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation which maintains the monument honoring the 209,145 black Union soldiers who served during the Civil War.
Mr. Jackson attended Jackson State College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors. He earned his J.D. in 1975, again with honors, from the National Law Center of the George Washington University. Mr. Jackson is a member of the Mississippi, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars and is admitted to practice before a number of federal appellate and district courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. He lives in Washington, DC.