Joey Jackson

Joey Jackson

Criminal Defense Attorney at Watford Jackson, PLLC.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI
  • New York
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Joey Jackson is a nationally-recognized criminal defense attorney who has for two decades represented individuals and labor unions in state and federal court. Mr. Jackson and his associates have represented a diverse group of clients under the glare of cameras as well as those who have never attracted public attention. He has built an outstanding career as a trial lawyer representing clients who have fallen into high-stakes personal and professional crises, as well as those who are average citizens in need of his fierce and benevolent counsel.

Mr. Jackson has been a member of the New York Bar since 1995. After graduating from Hofstra Law School, Mr. Jackson was appointed Assistant District Attorney under Robert Morgenthau. Following a successful career as a prosecutor where he received the Distinguished Public Service Award, Mr. Jackson joined the firm of Koehler & Isaacs LLP where he served as Senior Trial Counsel specializing in criminal defense. Mr. Jackson has tried cases and received favorable verdicts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties. At the Federal level, he handles cases in both the Eastern and Southern Districts.

Mr. Jackson's straight-talking legal expertise is held in high regard by media outlets, as he has frequently appeared on various cable news programs over the last decade. He is currently employed by CNN/HLN as a Legal Analyst.

Mr. Jackson attended Hofstra Law School. While in law school, he served as editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and a member of the National Moot Court and National Trial teams.

Prior to Law School, he earned his M.P.A. from SUNY Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. While earning his Master's Degree, he worked for the N.Y.S. Assembly Speaker as a Legislative Analyst. He also holds a B.A. from SUNY Brockport.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Job Defense - Disciplinary Charges, Disciplinary Appeals, & Medical Separati
  • Theft
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Weapons Possession
  • Murder
  • Assaults
  • Administrative Law
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Service Employment & Job Defense
  • Federal Crime Defense
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Watford Jackson, PLLC.
- Current
Legal Analyst
- Current
Senior Trial Counsel
Koehler & Isaacs, LLP
Monroe College
Assistant District Attorney
NYC District Attorney's Office
Hofstra University
J.D. (1995) | Law
State University of New York - Albany
M.P.A. (1992)
State University of New York - College at Brockport
B.A. (1988)
Hall of Heritage Award
The Brockport Alumni Association
Dedication & Commitment Award
C.O.B.A Correction Officers' Benevolent Association.
Criminal Justice Public Service Award
New York County Lawyers' Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York # 2738029
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Current
Top 100 National Black Attorneys
- Current
National Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
New York State Bar Association
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Key Note Speaker - Motivational Speech 2013 International Youth Fellowship World Camp - 2013
Police Brutality & Excessive Force - blood on the Leaves - 2015
Graduation Speech - Monroe College Commencement - 2015
Education and Awareness - The 2014 Youth Empowerment Series - 2015
Key Note Speaker - The College of Brockport - Invocation Address - 2015
Graduation Speech - the College of Brockport - Commencement Address - 2016
Key Note Speaker at 13th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference - 2017
Key Note Speaker - Cole Phelps 4th Annual Scholarship Banquet - 2017
Master of Ceremonies for Second Annual Concert - American Bar Association (Chicago) - 2018
Hosted Legal Services Event and Keynote Speaker - American Bar Association - Legal Services Event Host and Keynote Speaker - 2018
Graduation Speech - Hofstra Graduates of Color Celebration - Commen
Key Note Speaker - Metropolitan Black Bar Association - 34th Annual Awards gala - 2018
NACCP Keynote Address (Empowerment, Progress, and the Law) - NAACP Louisiana Keynote Address - 2018
Legal Discussion - New Orleans Bar Association – 11th Annual Conclave on Diversity - 2018
Panel Discussion About First Amendment, Media and the Law - SUNY Albany- Panel Discussion About First Amendment, Media and the Law - 2018
Hosted Event - YMCA Brooklyn- To Raise Money For Youth Scholarships - 2018
Websites & Blogs
Watford Jackson, PLLC.
Social Media
Contact & Map
Watford Jackson, PLLC.
101 Avenue of the Americas
9th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Telephone: (855) 928-5225