Chris Jackson focuses his litigation practice on complex commercial disputes and tort matters. He has represented a wide range of individual and corporate clients in state and federal courts, ranging from local youth sports organizations and community volunteers to banks, medical device manufacturers, and private universities. Aside from his litigation practice, Chris also has experience counseling medical providers on compliance with privacy laws and remediation efforts following data breaches.
Chris received his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was admitted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he was an Executive Editor on the Wake Forest Law Review, a member of the moot court board, and a research assistant for noted torts scholar, Professor Michael Green. Chris also volunteered his time while in law school by serving as a guardian ad litem through the Forsyth County court system.
Before attending law school, Chris interned at a Boston-area sports marketing company and worked for several years as a paralegal in Newton, Massachusetts, assisting attorneys in representing banks through foreclosure proceedings. He graduated cum laude from Boston College, where he rowed on the varsity crew team.
Awards and Honors
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, Young Guns (2015-2017)
North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, "Rising Star," Civil Litigation (2017-2018)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Litigation Section Council
- Wake Forest University School of Law Young Alumni
- Vice Chair (2015-present)
- Greensboro Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
- Past Board Member
- Boston College Crew Alumni Association, Board Member
- North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
- Guilford Inn of Court
- "When Less is More: Drafting Enforceable Arbitration Provisions," Notes Bearing Interest, February 2014
- Co-author, “The Courts Remain Open for Business in Trying Times – Lessons from Sequestration and Shutdown,” The Middle Ground, October 2013
- Comment, Taking Duty Home, 45 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1157 (2011)