It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on June 15th at his home in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Judge Jackson was 76 years old. A native Washingtonian, Judge Jackson joined our firm co-founded by his father Thomas S. Jackson after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1964. During his career in private practice, Tom did not shy away from controversial cases – a trait he brought with him to the bench when he was named in 1982 to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by then President Ronald Reagan. Our firm was fortunate to have Tom return as of counsel upon his retirement from the bench in 2004, during which time he gladly shared his experience and great legal mind with our younger lawyers. We were privileged to have Tom Jackson as a colleague and friend and honored to have practiced law with such a distinguished member of the bar.
All of his former colleagues at Jackson & Campbell, his law clerks and those who had the privilege of working with him will miss him. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife Pat, his daughters, Leila and Sarah, and all of the other members of his family.
Jackson & Campbell, P.C. would like to congratulate our 2013 Super Lawyers: Richard W. Bryan, David H. Cox, William E. Davis, Thomas Penfield Jackson, Roy L. Kaufmann, Robert N. Kelly, Nicholas S. McConnell, James P. Schaller and our very own Super Lawyers Rising Star, Marie L. VanDam!
Jackson & Campbell’s Professional Responsibility Group Chair, Arthur D. Burger, is quoted in the March 11, 2013 edition of The National Law Journal for his opinion on a legal malpractice case pending before the D.C. Court of Appeals as to the circumstances under which a corporate affiliate of a law firm’s client, but not the client itself, may sue the firm for a breach of duty.