Martin E. Jackson – FELA Lawyer
Mr. Jackson has represented railroad workers and their families since 1986.
He has represented, counseled, and tried lawsuits for thousands of railroad
employees in over 30 states and federal courts across the country. His
practice is exclusively dedicated to helping those who are injured because
of the negligence of others.
Martin E. Jackson was born on September 21, 1959 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
He graduated from Wofford College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in English
Literature. He was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor from the University
of South Carolina School of Law in 1985. While attending law school, he
served as the law clerk for His Excellency Richard W. Riley, Governor
of South Carolina.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Jackson served as the law clerk to
the Honorable Marion H. Kinon, South Carolina Circuit Judge. Upon leaving
that position in 1986, he joined the nationally known litigation firm
of Ness, Motley, Loadholdt, Richardson, and Poole in South Carolina. On
his first day practicing law he represented a railroad worker who was
dying of asbestos disease from working around the steam locomotives in
a railroad roundhouse in Virginia. He has since represented hundreds of
workers suffering and dying from asbestos disease, traumatic injuries
and other results of railroad negligence.
In 1990 he moved to Houston, Texas where he continued to represent railroaders
in Texas, the Midwest and Western United States, who were suffering from
all types of traumatic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, occupational
chemical exposures, hearing loss, exposures to welding fumes, lead, silica,
and soil-borne bacteria.
In 2001 Mr. Jackson opened The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson in Conifer,
Colorado, located southwest of Denver. He represents injured railroad
workers across the country in all types of injury claims arising from
traumatic injuries and deaths, traumatic brain injuries, asbestos disease
(including cancer), silicosis, welding fumes, hearing loss, diesel fumes,
and other types of occupational exposures. He also handles serious personal
injury and death cases arising outside of the railroad industry, including
especially persons injured in accidents involving 18 wheel trucks and
other commercial vehicles.
In his career, Mr. Jackson has obtained settlements and verdicts exceeding
Seventy Million Dollars ($70,000,000.00) on behalf of the injured individuals
he has represented.
Mr. Jackson has litigated and tried cases across the nation against numerous
national and international corporations such as CSX Transportation, Union
Pacific Railroad Company, Anadarko Petroleum, BNSF Railway Company, Norfolk
Southern Railroad, Kansas City Southern Railroad, Illinois Central Gulf
Railroad, AMTRAK, numerous short-line railroads, numerous trucking companies
and other businesses responsible for his client’s injuries.
Mr. Jackson is admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
He is a member of the Bar in South Carolina (1985), Texas (1991), Colorado
(2000), and Nebraska (2005). He is admitted to the United States Court
of Appeals for the 4th, 5th, 9th, and 10th Circuits. He is admitted to
the United States District Courts for the Districts of South Carolina,
Texas (Southern), Nebraska, and Colorado.
Mr. Jackson is a member of the American Association for Justice (Railroad
Section). He is also a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association,
the South Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and Nebraska Bar Associations. He
is also certified mediator.