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California personal injury and wrongful death lawyersMaking a Difference Since 1986…

For almost 3 decades, Mitch and Lisa have been helping victims of personal injury and wrongful death. They’ve worked hard to help hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligent or intentional bad acts and if they agree to take your case, chances are, they’ll be able to to help you too!

Their clients receive excellent service and consistent solid results because of the experience, reputation, and resources they bring to each and every case.  Click here to listen to a short audio that explains our mission and what we’re all about! [pinit]

It’s difficult to get to know someone from simply reading their website and bios.  We think the best way to get a good feeling or idea about whether or not they are the right lawyers for you is to review real client and lawyer testimonials and review their case results.

Better yet, simply give them a call (800.661.7044) and talk to them on the phone.  Usually in the first couple of minutes you can tell if there’s a “connection” and whether or not you’d like them to take a closer look at your case.

With this in mind, here’s a bit more information about Mitch and Lisa…

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Lisa Wilson Orange County California personal injury and wrongful death lawyerLisa M. Wilson

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Lisa is a true “California girl” who was born and raised in the high desert town of Lancaster, California.  She is one of three daughters and while growing up, her parents owned and operated a well known dairy distributorship servicing many Southern California cities and towns.

The Wilson family was very active in the local Lancaster community participating each year in numerous community service activities and all the big fundraisers.  In high school, Lisa was a multi-sport scholar athlete and to this day her jersey still hangs in her high school gym.

Lisa started her college career playing volleyball at Long Beach State and then transferred to the University of Southern California.  At USC, Lisa developed an interest in the law and studied journalism and sports information.  She also pledged the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.  In 1982, she graduated with a major in journalism and minor in sports information.

Before law school, Lisa worked with a prominent sports agent believing she would eventually enjoy a career representing professional athletes.  While in law school, Lisa won the prestigious mock trial championship and also had the opportunity to study law abroad at Cambridge University in England.

Lisa graduated from Western State School of Law in 1986 and worked for several years at large and prestigious law firm practicing insurance defense. Overtime, Lisa realized that her interest in the law focused more on helping victims of personal injury and wrongful death rather than representing and defending insurance companies and big business.  She also had a keen interest in owning her own business and law firm.

Professional

Eventually, Lisa made the jump to the “other side of the fence” and in 1988, she and Mitch joined forces and became partners in the firm of Jackson & Wilson, Inc.  That year, she and Mitch were also married and today, she remains an active and full time senior partner in the nationally recognized firm.

Past and present activities, organizations, and recognitions include the following:

  • “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating in ethics and ability)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (only 5% of all law firms)
  • The National Trial Lawyers (composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state)
  • Private Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA Masters Division)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • California State Bar Association (Tort and Litigation Sections)
  • American Bar Association (Tort, and Litigation Sections)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Multiple time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (obtained one or more verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000)
  • Past President of Monarch Beach Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow
  • Lisa has also litigated and resolved numerous seven figure cases including one of Orange County’s largest first party insurance bad faith cases.
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Jon Mitchell Jackson- Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyer- 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year!Jon Mitchell “Mitch” Jackson

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Mitch was born in Tucson, Arizona.  His parents owned and operated the Saddle and Surrey Guest Ranch, an internationally known resort destination.

At the ranch, Mitch’s parents entertained guest from around the globe which included Walt Disney, John Wayne, 60 Minutes commentator, Morley Safer, and tennis stars Poncho Gonzales and Rod Laver.

Mitch’s family was active in promoting tourism in Arizona.  His mother was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine and his father served the community by being involved with numerous local and national organizations such as Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, and most of the major Travel Associations.

Mitch grew up riding horses, hunting and fishing.  In high school, his interest gravitated to motocross, scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez, playing football, baseball and competing as a ranked Arizona tennis player throughout Arizona and California.

After high school, Mitch attended the University of Arizona and studied civil engineering for two years.  His internal passion for business and marketing eventually led to Mitch transferring over to the business school and graduating with a degree in business administration.  During college, Mitch paid the bills by waiting tables and tending bar at the ranch.  On the weekends, he earned his expert hang gliding pilot rating and spent most of his time flying high above most of the mountains in Southern Arizona.

After graduating in 1980, Mitch took a front desk management position at Caesars in Lake Tahoe, California.  After meeting and getting to know several local lawyers on the ski slopes, Mitch’s interest began to change and soon law school became his calling.

Mitch attended and put himself through Western State School of Law and during this time, he clerked for many different lawyers and firms.  He found his calling and passion when he started working as a law clerk for a personal injury lawyer.  It was then that Mitch knew that he wanted to use the law to help and protect injured consumers and their families for the remainder of his legal career.

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Mitch was admitted to the California Bar in 1986 and immediately opened up his own practice representing victims of personal injury and wrongful death. As mentioned above, Mitch and Lisa combined forces in 1988 and since then, have never looked back.  Twenty seven years later they have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people and their families.

In 2009 Mitch was named an Orange County “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. In 2011, Mitch was again nominated for OCTLA “Trial Lawyer of the Year” and also nominated for the Consumer Attorneys of California for the “CAOC Street Fighter of the Year” award.

In 2013 Mitch received the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for litigation. According to California Lawyer Magazine, the CLAY Award recognizes attorneys who have changed the law, substantially influenced public policy or the profession, or achieved a remarkable victory for a client or for the public and have made a profound impact on the law.

Mitch’s firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, an exclusive listing reserved for less than 5% of all distinguished law practices in the United States. Several earlier recognitions include Mitch being named as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” and an ability rating of 10.0 or Superb by the AVVO lawyer rating system.

Mitch enjoys helping people and that’s why he became a trial lawyer. Over the past 26+ years, he has obtained numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. He is also a multiple time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (membership limited to those attorneys having obtained million dollar plus verdicts and settlements). In his spare time, he has served as a Judge Pro Tem, and arbitrator with the Orange County Superior Court and attorneys fee mediator with the Orange County Bar Association.

When not trying cases, Mitch enjoys sharing trial practice tips and ethics with younger lawyers across the U.S. He is active with the local and national legal community including the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and National Trial Lawyers Association. His video blog trial tips site is popular among trial lawyers and he invites you to connect with him on social media via http://www.About.me/MitchJackson

Outside of the courtroom, Mitch enjoys family, friends, and coaching youth sports. As a fourth generation Rotarian, Mitch also serves his community through Rotary International (Past Club President 94-95; Past Assist District Governor).

Mitch has been married to his wife and law partner, Lisa Wilson, for 24 years and together they have two wonderful and energetic children.

 

Past and present activities, organizations, and recognitions include the following:

  • 2013 California Lawyers Attorneys of the Year (CLAY Award- Litigation)
  • 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Southern California Super Lawyer (annually)
  • “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (top rating in ethics and ability)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (less than 5% of all firms)
  • AVVO “Superb” 10.0/10 rating
  • Nominated: Consumer Attorneys of California for the “CAOC Street Fighter of the Year” award (2011)
  • Nominated: California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award (2012)
  • Law Dragon- “Top Rating”
  • Judge Pro Tempore- Orange County Superior Court
  • Appointed Arbitrator- Orange County Bar Association
  • Appointed Arbitrator- Orange County Superior Court
  • Private Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The National Trial Lawyers (composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state)
  • California State Bar Association (Business, Tort and Litigation)
  • American Bar Association (Business, Tort, Criminal, Litigation, Real
    Property, Probate and Trust Law- Asset Protection Planning Sections)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Multiple time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (obtained multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000)
  • Successfully passed written exam offered by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) for Trial Attorney Certification (qualifications- extensive trial experience, formal recommendation by numerous opposing trial counsel and trial judges)
  • Past President of Monarch Beach Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow. Mitch has also served as an Assistant District Rotary Governor for Rotary District 5320. In 2010, he was nominated by his club for the award of “Business Rotarian of the Year”
  • Daily Journal Profile- Mr. Jackson’s litigation talents, techniques and wrongful death trial verdict profiled in the July 28, 1995, edition of the California Daily Journal
  • Admitted to the California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court and Central District of California.

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“…trial by jury…the only anchor ever yet imagined by man by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution….”

Thomas Jefferson

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