It's important for you to know that we represent people, not big corporations and insurance companies. Our daily focus involves protecting the injured, the wronged, and the voiceless, not large businesses that routinely trample, abuse, and exploit the rights of the less fortunate. The drive and motivation devoted to leveling the playing field for our clients and their families against the self-serving goals of corporate greed and higher profits is what has kept this law firm going strong for the past two decades.
When it comes to protecting individual rights, we provide a very personal service to people and families experiencing catastrophic injury and wrongful death. We make sure victims of civil wrongs are fully compensated while at the same time, holding all wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
Business clients benefit from our extensive experience involving business formation, business litigation, and legal consulting services. Our business clients' enjoy the fact that as trial lawyers, we use our extensive "inside" the courtroom experience to help keep their legal business issues and disputes from ever entering the courthouse doors.
The bottom line is that we always want to make sure that every person and family we help gets 100% of our undivided attention and effort.
For more information about our firm, case results, and client testimonials, please visit www.JacksonandWilson.com.
Over the past two decades, it has been a privilege to help our clients with their legal matters. Chances are, we can help you too!
Here are several cases you may find interesting.
California State Bar Rules require us to share the fact that each case is different and that any testimonials, endorsements or results posted at this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
[$1,000,000] Three young children who lost their parents - We were retained to represent three young children who had lost both of their parents in an automobile accident. The van they were in spun out of control and was hit by a large truck. The trucking company and its insurance company originally denied responsibility for the loss. After we became involved, filed a Superior Court lawsuit and pushed the case to trial, we were eventually able to settle the case for $1,000,000 shortly before trial. The settlement funds were placed in to annuities providing the children with a substantial monthly income for the next 20 to 30 years. Food, shelter, clothing and a good education are now available to our three young clients. Of note is the fact that this settlement was obtained after the other side originally denied the claim.
[$3,347,000] A young man who sustained serious injuries and head trauma - Our young client was involved in a head-on collision. Two trucks had been racing and struck our client's vehicle. The two responsible drivers were inadequately insured and our client's own insurance company refused to pay his $30,000 underinsured motorist coverage limits. We demanded arbitration with the insurance company and ultimately received an arbitration award of $865,000. We then filed a first party bad faith lawsuit against our client's own insurance company and during a mediation prior to trial, settled the bad faith case for an additional $2,500,000. The same insurance company which refused to pay our client $30,000 eventually paid a total of $3,347,000. Of note is the fact that this settlement was obtained only after our client's own insurance company originally denied paying the small $30,000 claim.
[$5,000,000] Woman attacks father and murders son - While sleeping, our well-known client was attacked in the middle of the night by a female acquaintance with a knife. With his face, throat, arms and upper torso deeply cut and slashed, our client fought for his life and was barely able to crawl outside of his home for help. During this time, the woman unbelievably and unpredictably grabbed another knife and murdered our client's son. This woman has since been convicted of murder and will spend the rest of her life in prison. Our civil case against the defendant was resolved by stipulated judgment for $5,000,000.
[$1,200,000] Special forces retiree hit while riding motorcycle - Our wonderful client had recently retired from the military after 30 years of service in the special forces. While operating a motorcycle, he was struck by a teenage driver making an unsafe left-hand turn. We were able to mediate a settlement shortly before trial for $1,200,000. Prior to the mediation, no offer had been made by the defendant.
[$900,000] High school track star drowns - Our clients were the parents of an 18 year old high school senior who drowned in Lake Mission Viejo while swimming with friends. This outstanding athlete had just received a scholarship to run track in college. We retained the top lifeguard expert in the United States and with his guidance and help, were able to settle the case before trial for $900,000. The defense attorneys originally took the position in open court and on the record that they did not feel their client was legally responsible for the death and as such, would not pay a penny to settle the case.
[$1,250,000] Jet ski rider dies in head on watercraft crash - A 16 year old expert watercraft rider was struck by another adult jet ski operator at Lake Havasu, Arizona. We were retained by his parents when the original accident report indicated that the minor was at fault and had alcohol in his system. We were surprised with the findings in the official repot because we knew of at least two witnesses who observed the other rider cause the accident and, the minor did not drink alcohol or use drugs. Our investigation then established that the blood test results in our accident report were from another case and had nothing to do with our accident. Despite this fact, the defendant only offered $1 to settle the case (an insult to our family) and we were forced to take the case to trial in Federal court. After about a one week trial, a jury came back with a gross verdict for our parents in the amount of $1,250,000. Mr. Jackson was profiled in a full-page article in the California Daily Journal for his work and verdict relating to this case.
[$5,500,000] Excessive Use of Force by Moreno Valley Police Department Leads to $5,500,000 Wrongful Death Verdict Against Riverside County To read more about this recent case, click here. To see the California Daily Journal Profile on this verdict, click here.
[$500,000] Neighbor's dog bites child - Our client's 15 month old son was attacked and bitten by a dog owned by their neighbor and who also happened to be a lawyer. At the time of the attack, the mother reached down to pull the dog off of her son. The dog turned, grabbed the mother by the throat and pulled her to the ground. The owners of the dog were not cooperative and the family was forced to litigate the case which resulted in a $500,000 settlement.
[$2,759,852] Driver runs red light- A negligent driver was not paying attention, ran a red light and caused a serious accident. Our client was seriously injured and after the responsible driver's insurance company refused to make a settlement offer, we were able to obtain a judgment for $2,759,852.
[$1,000,000] Two teenagers were killed in a head on collision - Our clients' teenage children both suffered fatal injuries after being involved in a head-on collision. The insurance company for the other party originally denied responsibility for the accident but to get the matter settled, offered what they claimed was their insurance policy limits of $100,000. We rejected the offer, filed a lawsuit and litigated the case. During the discovery process, we discovered that the other side had additional insurance coverage of $1,000,000 which was never disclosed to us during the settlement discussions. After multiple pre-trial settlement conferences, we were able to settle the case for $1,000,000.
[$1,152,926] Legal malpractice case against a negligent attorney - Our client was a victim of medical negligence and hired an attorney to protect her and to represent her interest. He failed to do his job and her case was dismissed barring her from forever pursuing her claim against the negligent doctor. The client came to us and we immediately learned that this was not the first time this attorney had caused problems for a client. We filed a legal malpractice case against the negligent attorney and obtained a judgment against him which today, with interest, is valued at more than $1,152,926.
[$400,000] Exploding gas tank causes fatal injuries - Our clients' mother was hit from behind while stopped on the freeway. Her car exploded and she died in the fire. After settling the case against the driver who rear-ended our client, we then filed a product liability case against the manufacture of the automobile our client was driving at the time of the accident. The product liability portion of this case settled for an additional $400,000.
[$330,000] Dog bites part of finger off - While walking his dog, our client and dog were attacked by a pit bull being. Part of our client's finger was bitten off and he sustained other serious injuries. Our client's dog was also injured and required two surgeries. The owners of the pit bull refused to cooperate and we were forced to file a civil action against them resulting in a judgment of more than $330,000. Within weeks of the judgment being entered, the defendants delivered a personal check to our office to satisfy the judgment and interest.
[$325,000] Driver reaching for cell phone runs red light - Our client was injured when her car was struck by a small truck which ran a red light when its driver was not paying attention and was reaching for his cell phone. The entire accident was captured on a video surveillance tape which happened to be running in a near by store. Despite all of this evidence, the insurance company for the other side did not make any settlement offers and instead forced us to arbitrate the case. An arbitration award of $325,000 was rendered in our client's favor and rather than pay the award, the other side's insurance carrier appealed the judgment to the Second District Court of Appeals. Our client prevailed at the appellate level and the judgment was paid.
[$20,000,000 Defense] Client was sued for more $20,000,000 - We were asked to defend a business which was being sued for more than $20,000,000 for an alleged improper use of software . There was only $1,000,000 in liability insurance coverage and so if we lost this case, our clients' would loose everything. Because of the plaintiff's wrongful conduct, we filed a cross-complaint alleging similar damages against the plaintiff and also obtained an immediate injunction shutting down the plaintiff's business, marketing and sales. Our aggressive defense resulted in the case ultimately settling for a nuisance value and resulting in one very happy client.
[Criminal Defense- Not Guilty] Client criminally charged with nine felonies - We provided legal criminal defense services to a world class surfer wrongfully accused of nine felony counts. If found guilty, he was looking at a mandatory sentence of 3 to 12 years in state prison, a strike and registration as a sex offender. The District Attorney's office did not make any acceptable settlement offers and we were forced to defend our client at trial. After a one week trial, the jury came back with a verdict of "not guilty" on all nine charges. After the trial, several of the jurors were in tears and asked, "Why did they charge our wonderful client with these horrible crimes?"
[$300,000 Business Defense] Business woman sued for more than $300,000 - We provided a defense to our client in a civil case where she was accused of breaching a written contract with her past employer. The plaintiff had alleged damages of more than $300,000. After a two week trial, the jury came back in favor of our client and award the plaintiff nothing. One juror commented after the trial that based upon the evidence we presented, our client was the "brains" of the operation and the plaintiff should have never let her go (we agree).
[$300,000] Defendant writes personal check for $200,000 - In this case our client was involved in an automobile accident with the defendant. The defendant only had a $100,000 liability policy. We aggressively litigated the case and at the pre-trial mandatory settlement conference, we were able to convince the defendant to add an additional $200,000 on top of the already offered $100,000 policy for a total settlement of $300,000.
Many more cases resolved for $100,000 or more - The above cases represent only a small number of the total cases we've been able to help our clients with. Since 1986, we?ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of clients. Please go to www.JacksonWilson.com for more testimonials and case results.
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We wanted to help people and families who have been harmed by another person's wrongful or illegal conduct. It feels good to "protect the little guy" against powerful insurance companies and big corporate America.
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It is always a privilege to assist clients any way we can. The time we take to review documents not only helps the client, but it helps us bond and develop a long-term relationship with that client leading to a mutually beneficial win-win relationship.
Each year we help dozens of clients who desire to represent themselves. In the same way that a brain surgeon would not try to walk someone over the telephone through a complicated surgical procedure, we too are careful about providing a client with needed resources and confidence. It's important to make sure that a client's legal interest is truly protected. The level of our involvement normally comes down to a balancing of interest which of course varies from case to case.
Lisa Wilson and I are the founding partners of Jackson & Wilson, Inc.
Growing up in a town consisting of people of all different races and beliefs. I've tried many cases before juries and have noticed that my life experiences have helped be almost instantly bond with my jury. Once a jury likes you and your client, the rest is easy.
Bonding with all parties in a case, negotiation, and winning trials. Bottom line is getting the results are clients' are entitled to.Personal interests:
In addition to the law, we enjoy spending time with family and friends. I enjoy coaching youth sports (soccer, basketball and football) and we both spend time on a weekly basis doing community service via the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club and Rotary International.
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