About Us - Professional Details

Jackson R.


Jackson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in May 2017 and began working as a trial lawyer at Connelly Law Offices after passing the bar.

Jackson represents injured people and their families in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.  He is grateful for the opportunity to help people when they need it most. Jackson has successfully tried jury cases in several states. He is also sought out for his legal writing: Jackson has successfully argued at the State of Washington Court of Appeals and won critical trial court motions.

Jackson returns to Michigan Law often to speak about plaintiff’s practice and teach mock trial clinics. He has been an invited guest speaker for Michigan 1L tort classes and a panel discussion on plaintiff’s practice at the University of Seattle Law School.   

Jackson is active in the Washington State Association for Justice, which advances the rights of wrongfully injured persons in the state. He is also a King County Arbitrator.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2017
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln, B.A. in Political Science, minors in English and Psychology, Highest Distinction, 2014


  • Soft Tissue Jury Trial: Embrace & Confront Defense, Washington State Association for Justice Trial News (January  2024) (coauthor)
  • 2023 WSAJ Discovery 101 Webinar CLE (co-presenter)
  • Webinar on Demonstrative Evidence for Briefing and Trial, WSAJ Getting Started Series  (February 2023)
  • Federal Preemption Chapter in the 2020 WSAJ Products Liability Deskbook (coauthor)
  • 2020 WSAJ Convention Presentation on Government Regulation CLE  (copresenter)
  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Maximizing statutory caps and insurance limits with “per occurrence” language in sexual abuse cases, Washington State Association for Justice Trial News (November 2022) (coauthor)
  • It is Time for Washington State to Take a Stand Against Holmes’s Bad Man: The Value of Punitive Damages in Deterring Big Business and International Tortfeasors, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (2016)
  • Reflective liberals and intuitive conservatives: A look at the Cognitive Reflection Test and ideology, 10 JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING, No. 4, 314 (2015) (contributing author)


  • H., et al. vs State, Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families (2021) - Obtained $16.5 million in recoveries for family members abused over the course of many years despite numerous referrals and complaints to the state foster care department
  • Estate of Regina Annas et al v. Pierce County (2017) - Represented deceased domestic-violence victim and others harmed after police, in the middle of serving a domestic-violence protection order, armed the domestic-violence abuser, leading to the abuser returning hours later to murder his victim and seriously others. Obtained $3 million recovery.
  • S. v. JLC Pacific Rim Inc. (2023) – $2.67 million jury verdict for plaintiff injured when stair gave way and he fell backward onto the stair platform and collapsed stair, injuring his low back.  He would go on to be diagnosed with permanent lumbar facet syndrome, which didn’t and typically doesn’t show up on imaging but is a painful low back injury that many people have. Defense argued he healed in weeks or months.
  • L v. Northwest Boring (2023) - $1,583,923.40 jury verdict for plaintiff injured when a portable light fell on his hand and fractured his third and fourth metacarpal bones.  While his fractures healed and he returned to work in a few months, he had an ongoing soft tissue injury in his hand from the injury.
  • S. v. NC Machinery Co. (2022) – Obtained $1.55 million for plaintiff injured in low speed rear-end collision, where defense challenged existence of  Plaintiff’s injuries, which included a diagnosis of C.R.P.S.
  • P. vs. State, Dept of Children, Youth, and Families (2020) – Obtained $1.7 million recovery for survivor of child abuse that had been ignored by the state.
  • V. v. Gene Juarez Salons (2022) – Obtained $400,000 for a negligent massage technique that resulted in chronic occipital neuralgia.
  • Hardy v. State of Washington (2020) – Obtained $294,502.49 award after a three-week jury trial, representing a maintenance supervisor at a state-run facility who was terminated for his efforts to end an ongoing scheme of fraud and corruption among state workers.


  • Washington State Association for Justice New Lawyer Award (2022)

Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association (2022)