Chavette R. Jackson
Chavette R. Jackson is an experienced advocate and client counselor, who has helped numerous clients with their most important challenges. Ms. Jackson spent ten years working on housing, education, and disability advocacy at the state and federal levels, working with The Legal Aid Society and Legal Services. Ms. Jackson developed substantial civil litigation skills and trial experience while representing hundreds of clients, appearing in contested proceedings, and testifying before state senate committees. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Office of the General Counsel at the New York City Department of Education. She later received a fellowship to provide transactional legal services to small businesses and non-profits in Harlem, NY, where she worked with clients on best business practices (e.g., sound financial record-keeping and reporting and good corporate governance). Ms. Jackson will focus on securities enforcement, securities litigation, and regulatory compliance, and will continue to work on housing and disability rights matters.
While attending American University Washington College of Law, Ms. Jackson served as Articles Editor for The Modern American, student attorney with the Community and Economic Development clinical program, Dean’s Fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project and Executive Board Member for the Black Law Students Association.
Ms. Jackson graduated from Binghamton University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Law. She received her law degree from American University Washington College of Law in 2013. Ms. Jackson is a member of the New York Bar, and, consistent with DC Bar rules, will be practicing under the supervision of DC Bar members while her application is pending.