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Moritz Alumnus Receives Ohio State Bar Association's Highest Honor
May 11, 2010
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Reginald Jackson '71
Reginald S. Jackson Jr. ’71, a partner in the Toledo law firm of Connelly, Jackson & Collier LLP, has been selected to be the 2010 recipient of the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) highest honor, the Bar Medal Award. Each year, this award is given to an individual who exemplifies unusually meritorious service to the legal profession, to the community, and to humanity. Jackson received this honor May 6 at the OSBA’s annual convention in Columbus.
“Reg Jackson is the quintessential bar leader and mentor,” said OSBA President Barbara J. Howard. “He is known for his level-headed, practical approach to issues, and is well regarded not only in Ohio, but across the country. It is an honor to be able to recognize his many contributions to the profession.”
Having served as president of both the OSBA and the Toledo Bar Association (TBA), he also served the Ohio State Bar Foundation as its president in 2008. Jackson has been a member of the Moritz College of Law National Council since 2003. He served as president of the Moritz Alumni Society between 2004-06. In addition, he is a fellow of the American, Ohio State, and Toledo Bar Foundations. A frequent lecturer at OSBA and TBA seminars, Jackson was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the categories of federal white-collar crime and commercial litigation. As part of his ongoing commitment to the profession, Jackson recently concluded service on the House of Delegates for the American Bar Association, having first been appointed in 1996 to represent the OSBA.
Jackson focuses his practice in the area of complex business litigation, including civil prosecution of major fraud cases, breach of contract, defense of lender liability actions, and minority shareholder claims. His practice also includes the areas of federal white collar criminal defense and professional liability.
After having earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from The Ohio State University, Jackson was appointed and served as an assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, where he tried complex business and criminal cases on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Toledo College of Law, having taught Trial Practice for several years. In 1978, he, together with Bill Connelly, formed the firm now known as Connelly, Jackson & Collier LLP. Jackson is one of only 150 Ohio lawyers who has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate.
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio, as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.