James K. Jackson, J.D.
James K. Jackson, J.D.
James “Jayme” Jackson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Jayme is a third generation graduate of North Carolina State University (Bachelor of Arts Political Science – 1998) and thereafter attended law school at the Walter F. George School of Law (Juris Doctor – 2001) at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
While in law school, Jayme worked with the personal injury and bankruptcy firm of Grist & Brock in Macon. He spent a summer interning with the Halifax County District Attorney’s Office and a summer interning as a summer associate with Bass, Bryant & Fanney in Raleigh. Upon graduation from law school in 2001, Jayme returned to Raleigh for good by taking a fulltime job with the general practice firm of Bass, Bryant & Fanney. Jayme has since spent his legal career in the Wake County Courthouse and courtrooms trying cases, brokering plea agreements and interacting with prosecutors, judges, witnesses and other lawyers.
Jayme traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in 2006 to become certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Training by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). This is the same class many law enforcement officers take in order to become proficient in administering Field Sobriety Tests to suspected impaired drivers. Jayme regularly participates in similar Continuing Legal Education classes focused on criminal and DWI defense so that he can stay on the cutting edge of his field.
Jayme has almost entirely focused his practice since graduating from law school on representing criminal defendants charged in the greater Wake County area, including Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuqua-Varina, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Rolesville, and Garner.
Jayme currently serves as Pro Bono Legal Services Coordinator for the Healing Place of Wake County. In that role, Jayme provides legal services to clients of the Healing Place who have taken substantial steps to overcome addiction-related issues. The Healing Place of Wake County is a phenomenal community outreach to homeless Wake County citizens who are dealing with addiction and the problems it causes. Jayme also teaches classes at N.C. State for Southlight’s Alcohol and Drug Diversion program to educate college students about their legal rights, the dangers of addiction, and the lingering problems and harm associated with criminal legal trouble.
Jayme is excited to bring his years of trial and courtroom experience to Western Wake Law Group. Jayme initiated the startup of the Raleigh Office of Western Wake Law Group (link) on January 1, 2011.
To learn more about our criminal defense practice, please visit James K. Jackson’s personal page and blog.