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Angela L. Jackson

Phone: (734) 662-4426
Angela L. Jackson
Phone: (734) 662-4426
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Angela L. Jackson
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Angela Jackson is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. She currently serves on The Institute of Continuing Legal Education Labor & Employment Law Advisory Board.

Ms. Jackson has been with the firm since graduating from the University of Michigan law school in 1995. She has successfully tried cases to jury verdict in several state and federal courts.

Ms. Jackson’s practice encompasses all facets of business litigation, including employment law and litigation matters such as trade secrets and non-competes, shareholder disputes, discrimination claims, whistleblower cases, and fiduciary duty claims. She provides regular and ongoing advice to clients with respect to business and employment issues. Ms. Jackson's practice also routinely includes litigation of construction and contractual disputes. She has been appointed to act as a receiver in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court over a multi-million dollar commercial real estate matter.

Ms. Jackson is routinely recognized for her achievements, and has been honored by America’s Top 100 Attorneys with a Lifetime Achievement recognition; a “Top Attorney in Michigan” by Crain’s Detroit Business, a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Employment Law: Management. She has been included as a ”Top Rated Lawyer” in the area of Labor & Employment Law by American Lawyer. She has been included in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Business Litigation, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been rated by Michigan Super Lawyers for the last twelve consecutive years.

Some of Ms. Jackson's experience includes:

  • Jury verdict in the amount of over $12,300,000.00 in a case alleging fraud and civil RICO (2018)
  • Summary Dismissal of Family Medical Leave Act suit in the federal district court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2018)
  • Summary Judgment in a trade secrets case alleging $65,000,000.00 in damages (2017)
  • Summary Dismissal of a breach of contract action in the federal district court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2017)
  • Summary Dismissal of ADA suit in the federal district court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2015)
  • Reversal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit of the dismissal of a RICO action (2014)
  • Summary judgment on behalf of the employer in a pregnancy discrimination and FMLA interference case in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan (2012) affirmed by the Sixth Circuit on appeal (2013)
  • Injunction on behalf of employer for violation of a covenant not to compete (2012)
  • Summary disposition on behalf of the employer in a multi-plaintiff whistleblower lawsuit in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court, affirmed by the Michigan Court of Appeals (2011)
  • Injunction defeated on behalf of the corporation in minority shareholder oppression action (2011)
  • Settlement of $2,200,000 after three days of trial in a commercial lease dispute (2011)
  • Jury verdict in the amount of $11,900,000.00 for a client in a legal malpractice action (2005)
  • Jury verdict in the amount of $700,000 for a client in an admiralty action in the federal district court for the Southern District of New York (2000)

Education

  • University of Michigan, J.D. (1995)
  • University of Michigan. A.B. (1990)

Admissions

  • Michigan (1995)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan (1996)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1996)

Representative Community Activities

  • Recycle Ann Arbor, Board of Directors
  • Neighborhood Senior Services, Board of Directors and Secretary
  • Center for Empowerment and Economic Development, Board of Directors Volunteer
  • Washtenaw County Inn of Court (2011-2012)
  • State Bar of Michigan Committee on Character and Fitness
  • Washtenaw County Case Evaluation Committee

Faculty and Speaking Engagements

  • Contributor, Essential Deposition Skills: An Employment Case, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, The Ultimate Road Map - Seminar for New Lawyers, The Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (December, 2016 and 2017)
  • Faculty, ICLE 42nd Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute, Developments in Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Litigation (2017)
  • Faculty, ICLE 40th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute, Shareholder Employees and Termination of Employment (2015)
  • Moderator and Faculty, E-Discovery & Employment Law Workshop, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2014)
  • Faculty, Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar, Sterling Education Services (November, 2012)
  • Best Ways to Avoid Liability, Center for Empowerment and Economic Development Webinar (2012)
  • Top Ways to Avoid Legal Liability, 11th Annual Great Lakes Women's Business Conference (2011)

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