Jill Jackson

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Jill Schnabel Jackson originally is from Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Ms. Jackson graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1999. While in law school, Ms. Jackson was a staff member for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and a member of the Holderness Moot Court National Team. She also received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for outstanding oral advocacy during her first year of law school. Before joining the firm, Ms. Jackson served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Sarah Parker of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Ms. Jackson’s practice is devoted to family law and appeals. She also has extensive experience dividing various types of retirement benefits, including IRAs, pensions, defined contribution plans, and governmental retirement plans.

Ms. Jackson is an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers fellow, and a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. She recently served on the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and on the Grievance Committee of the 10th Judicial District Bar. Ms. Jackson is an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow and has been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the “Legal Elite” in North Carolina and as a “Rising Star”, a “Top 50 Women Lawyer”, and a “Top 100 Lawyer” by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. She formerly was a member of the Family Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Ms. Jackson currently serves on the CLE Curriculum Committee and is the co-chair of the Equitable Distribution Committee and of the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section and serves on the Board of Directors for the 10th Judicial District Bar and the Wake County Bar Association.

Ms. Jackson is a frequent course planner and speaker at Continuing Legal Education programs throughout North Carolina. Her CLE lectures include:

  • Preparing and Managing a Child Support Case;
  • Essential Elements of Domestic Money Claims:  What You Need to Allege and Prove to Prevail;
  • Remedies Available in Domestic Relations Matters;
  • Invasions of Privacy — Wiretapping and Other Issues;
  • Desperately Seeking Separate Property: If Every Dollar Had a Name; and
  • Entry of Judgment and Standards of Appellate Review.

Ms. Jackson also has been a guest speaker for family law courses at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Campbell Law School, and Wake Forest University School of Law.

Ms. Jackson is married to J. Christopher Jackson, who is a lawyer with Wood Jackson, PLLC.  They reside in Raleigh with their two young children.

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 1999
  • with honors
  • North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Staff Member
  • Holderness Moot Court National Team, Member
  • Gressman-Pollitt Award winner for outstanding oral advocacy

University of Minnesota, 1996

Clerkships

  • North Carolina Supreme Court, Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Sarah Parker, 1999-2001

Professional Dedication

  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Specialization Committee, Member
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, Grievance Committee, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Family Law Council, former Member
    • CLE Curriculum Committee, Member
    • Equitable Distribution Committee, Co-Chair

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar 1999
  • North Carolina Bar Association, since 1999
    Family Law Section
    Appellate Practice Section
  • Wake County Bar Association

Presentations & Lectures:

  • Preparing and Managing a Child Support Case
  • Essential Elements of Domestic Money Claims: What You Need to Allege and Prove to Prevail
  • Remedies Available in Domestic Relations Matters
  • Invasions of Privacy — Wiretapping and Other Issues
  • Desperately Seeking Separate Property: If Every Dollar Had a Name; and
    Entry of Judgment and Standards of Appellate Review
  • speaker for family law courses at the
    • University of North Carolina School of Law
    • Campbell Law School
    • Wake Forest University School of Law

Appellate Opinions:

  • Herndon v. Herndon, ___ N.C. App. ___, ___ S.E.2d ___ (October 6, 2015)
  • Crogan v. Crogan, ____ N.C. App. ___, 763 S.E.2d 163 (2014)
  • Manone v. Coffee, 217 N.C. App. 619, 720 S.E.2d 781 (2011)
  • Carson v. Carson, ___N.C. App. ___, 680 S.E.2d 885 (2009)
  • Baker v. Baker, COA07-1175 (June 3, 2008) (unpublished)
  • Markley v. Markley, COA07-1210 (May 20, 2008) (unpublished)
  • Mason v. Dwinnell, 190 N.C. App. 209, 660 S.E.2d 58 (2008) (LGBT)
  • Cotter v. Cotter, 185 N.C. App. 511, 648 S.E.2d 552 (2007)
  • Pascoe v. Pascoe, 183 N.C. App. 648, 645 S.E.2d 620 (2007)
  • McCutchen v. McCutchen, 360 N.C. 280, 624 S.E.2d 620 (2006)
  • Hook v. Hook, 170 N.C. App. 138, 611 S.E.2d 869 (2005)
  • Rowland v. Rowland, 175 N.C. App. 237, 623 S.E.2d 287 (2005)
  • Holland v. Holland, 169 N.C. App. 564, 610 S.E.2d 231 (2005)
  • Parker v. Alston, COA03-477 (March 16, 2004) (unpublished)

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Awards & Honors

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow, 2016
North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law since 2006
Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law Section since 2012
Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009-2013
Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2014
Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers: Top 50 Women Lawyers since 2015
Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers 2016
Listed in Business North Carolina Magazine’s “Legal Elite” since 2009
AV® Preeminent Peer Reviewed Lawyer in Martindale Hubbell