Jill Jackson

Jill Jackson

Tharrington Smith
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • North Carolina
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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 a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. She currently serves 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 has been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the "Legal Elite" in North Carolina and as a "Rising Star" 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. Ms. Jackson is a frequent course planner and speaker at Continuing Legal Education programs throughout North Carolina. 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.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Appeals
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Sarah Parker
North Carolina Supreme Court
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Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1999)
Honors: with honors
Activities: 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 Law School
(1996)
Awards
Best Lawyer, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine, Family Law Section
Best Lawyer, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyer
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine, Family Law Section
Best Lawyer, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Rising Star
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine, Family Law Section
Best Lawyer, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Rising Star
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine, Family Law Section
Rising Star
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine, Family Law Section
Rising Star
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine, Family Law Section
Rising Star
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine, Family Law Section
AVĀ® Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer in Family Law
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Family Law Council. Family Law Section.
Wake County Bar Association
Member
Current
North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Specialization Committee
Member
Current
10th Judicial District Bar, Grievance Committee
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
Activities: Family Law Council, former Member. CLE Curriculum Committee, Member. Equitable Distribution Committee, Co-Chair.
North Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Entry of Judgment and Standards of Appellate Review
Desperately Seeking Separate Property: If Every Dollar Had a Name
Invasions of Privacy -- Wiretapping and Other Issues
Remedies Available in Domestic Relations Matters
Essential Elements of Domestic Money Claims: What You Need to Allege and Prove to Prevail
Preparing and Managing a Child Support Case
Certifications
Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
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Contact & Map
Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27602
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-4711