During his legal career, Mr. Jackson has represented individuals, closely held companies, Fortune 100 companies and government entities in litigation across Florida as well as nationally and internationally. He has tried cases before state and federal courts (jury and non-jury), administrative and regulatory agencies, and arbitration panels. He has also settled numerous cases—participating in hundreds of mediations.

Mr. Jackson also lectures and publishes on legal issues, including noncompetes, trade secrets, and disputes among owners in closely held companies—sometimes referred to business divorces.

Current Licenses and Certifications

  • Attorney License (Florida) – 1990 to present
  • Mediator (Certified by Florida Supreme Court for Civil Circuit) - 2009 to present
  • Business Litigation (Certified by the Florida Bar) – 2012 to present


  • Partner
    Shutts & Bowen LLP
    West Palm Beach Office
  • Partner
    Holland & Knight LLP
    West Palm Beach Office
  • Associate
    Holland & Knight LLP
    Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach Offices

Professional and Civic

  • The Florida Bar Journal/ News Editorial Board (Member 2021 to present)
  • Florida Bar Business Litigation Certification Committee (2014-2020, Chair 2018-2019)
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County (Board of Directors 1999-2012)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association (previously on Judicial Relations and Civil Practice Committees)
  • YMCA of South Palm Beach County (Board of Trustees 2016 to present, Chair 2024-2025)
  • Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation

Recognition and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated, 5.0 out of 5.0 (highest rating for competence and ethics)
  • Best Lawyers in America© (Listed 2018 to present and Lawyer of the Year 2022)
  • Award of Merit, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (2008)
  • Appellate Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County (2004)


  • University of Arkansas, J.D., with honors (Assistant Editor Law Review) (1987)
  • University of Arkansas, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) (1984)



  • The Anatomy of a Business Divorce, Sarasota Bar Association—Business Law Section, Feb. 2022
  • Florida’s Noncompete Statute – Florida's Supreme Court Weights-In, Statewide Litigation Practice, Nov. 2017
  • Recent Developments in Noncompete Restrictions, Palm Beach County Bar Association / Transaction Committee, Feb. 2015
  • Best Trends and Practices in Avoiding Trade Secrets and Third-Party Litigation, The Knowledge Group, Webcast, May 2015
  • Update on Physician Employee Contracting: Breaking Up Can Be Hard, Florida Association Orthopedic Administrators, Annual Conference, Sept. 2013