Education
DePaul University, J.D. (2005)
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Bachelor of Arts (2002)

Notable Legal Training
​American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute (2013)
Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute Workshop (2011)

Joshua M. Jackson is an experienced family law attorney who works with his clients to develop a strategy tailored to achieving a successful resolution, whether through litigation or a negotiated settlement.  Since 2005, Mr. Jackson has focused his practice exclusively on the litigation and negotiation of complex divorce matters, representing clients including public figures, lawyers, business owners, executives, professionals, and their spouses.  He has successfully litigated cases to conclusion in both Lake and Cook Counties involving small businesses, executive compensation plans, trusts, and high-conflict custody matters. 

Mr. Jackson educates clients about the divorce process and offers a fair and realistic assessment of their case.  He believes in working with clients to execute a successful strategy.  Clients know a significant amount about their case, and sometimes facts that seem trivial to a client may be extremely important to an underlying legal issue in the divorce proceeding. Mr. Jackson believes clients are an integral part of our team, and their participation can have a significant influence on the outcome of their case.

  • Top 40 Under Forty, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2016-2019)
  • Leading Lawyers (2015-2018)
  • Illinois Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers (2014-2018)
  • Illinois (2005)
  • Lake County Bar Association (2005)
  • American Bar Association (2005)
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Lake Forest Caucus Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Arbitration - A Bargain for Finality - Lake County Bar Association Seminar (2017)
  • Tax Aspects of Divorce - DePaul University College of Law (2017)
  • Gifts and Purchases in Contemplation of Marriage - Lake County Bar Association Family Law Section Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2015)
  • Dissolved But Not Done: Bifurcated Judgments - Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee (2014)
  • Panel Member - Illinois CPA Society Chapter meeting (2014)
  • A Primer on Divorce - Divorce Workshop (2013)

Notable Legal Training and Education

  • American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute (2013)
  • Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute Workshop (2011)

Press

Mr. Jackson earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He obtained his law degree from the University of DePaul College of Law, where he was a member of the Brehon Law Society.  Mr. Jackson is a member of the Justinian Society, the Lake County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  He is also Vice President of the Lake Forest Caucus Committee.

Articles and Publications

  • Newsletter - Summer 2017
  • Family law arbitration can be quick, but also damaging to loser
  • Buyer Beware: Are You Making It Marital?
  • Dissolved But Not Done: Bifurcated Judgments
  • Supplement - Illinois Family Law: Property and Financial Aspects of Dissolution Actions - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2013)
  • A Practical Guide to Navigating Visitation Disputes