Vernon Jackson, Jr.
has always been very passionate about defending the rights of the accused in
criminal prosecutions. Growing up in impoverished inner city neighborhoods in
Orlando Florida he saw friends, family members and others mistreated by police and
represented poorly once entangled in the criminal justice system. With a
serious commitment to his education and outstanding athletic ability, Attorney
Jackson became a standout student at Maynard Evans High School. He was an
all-conference football player, wrestler, and power-lifter, and earned a
football scholarship to the University of Iowa. As an undergraduate
student at the University of Iowa, Attorney Jackson competed in the classroom
with the same level of intensity that he brought to the playing field. He
studied the various facets of the US criminal justice system intensely and
developed a commitment to pursuing justice for those whom the system might
otherwise trample. Attorney Jackson was an honor student, President of the
Black Student Union, Student Government Senator and leader in the Campus
Christian Athletes in Action organization. He graduated with honors in 2008
with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Jackson was well aware of the impact of the criminal justice system in the
state of Florida, he decided to return home and attend Florida Coastal School
of Law. He devoted extra attention in his studies to the US criminal justice
system and the rights of the accused. He was a dominant student, earning
a Merit Scholarship and frequenting the Dean’s List in his three years at
Florida Coastal. To insure that he left law school prepared to practice
on day one, Attorney Jackson worked for criminal defense firms in both Orlando
and Jacksonville, while still in law school. He graduated with honors from
Florida Coastal in 2011.
From the moment
Attorney Jackson was sworn into the Florida Bar he has been representing
clients in high stakes felony cases. Attorney Jackson has successfully defended
clients facing serious charges such as drug possession, armed robbery, gun
charges, battery with a deadly weapon, violation of probation, driving on
suspended license and a variety of other criminal charges. Attorney Jackson
takes pride in attacking each and every case from the start with dedication and
intensity. This has enabled him to get many criminal cases dropped or dismissed
early on in the process, which saves his clients stress, worry and money.
Through study, preparation and fearlessness Attorney Jackson is always ready to
fight for each of his clients.
interests outside of the law include spending time with his wife, reading,
lifting weights, Mixed Martial Arts and most importantly, his spiritual
relationship with God.