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BAMSL Names Brandon Jackson Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month
Our firm is incredibly proud to announce that Brandon Jackson has been honored by The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis as their Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month for June. You can find the article in their latest issue released June 1st, 2020.
Jackson is a dedicated attorney, earning six figure settlements for personal injury clients. He also serves as Executive Member and Ombudsman of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.
On his own time, Jackson takes on pro bono work. He manages cases through Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, the Missouri State Public Defender’s office, and serves on the Board of Directors for the ArchCity Defenders, where he is Chairperson of the Young Friends of ArchCity Defenders.
Joe Frank, Brown & Crouppen Managing Attorney says, “The firm couldn’t be more proud of Brandon and his commitment to our profession’s collective responsibility. Brandon is passionate about justice and helping those less fortunate, whether it be for firm clients or others in need. He gives back because of who he is.”
Jackson is a champion for the underserved and marginalized. His pro bono clients often experience loss of income and housing, among other life challenges. All of these circumstances compound when they attempt to navigate the court system alone. Through his work with ArchCity Defenders, he strives to alleviate this intersection of harm with holistic legal representation, working alongside social workers, legal professionals and community organizers.
Jackson recalls a recent case where a single father’s house was destroyed by a car crash, leaving the man injured and homeless. Leveraging his legal skills, he helped the client negotiate new housing from his landlord.
Jackson received a B.A., magna cum laude from Morehouse College where he was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received a J.D. from the University of Illinois.