Francis “Jack” Jackson is an experienced attorney who
specializes in disability law for those seeking veterans
disability benefits and Social Security disability benefits.
Francis, founding partner of Jackson & MacNichol, Attorneys
at Law, has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX
network affiliates around the country.
Francis most recently appeared as a guest of Ben Glass on the “Consumer
Advocate” show discussing his expertise in benefits for veterans and Social
Security Disability Benefits and how his practice allows him to make a significant
difference in the lives of people facing disabilities. He has also been
quoted in USA Today.
Looking back on the roots of Francis’ more than 30-year career as an attorney,
after his graduation summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1974, a factor
in his move to disability law was his longtime interest in the mental health and
law area. That sprang from his internship during law school with the prestigious
Mental Health Law Project in Washington, DC. While in law school, he
also served on the editorial board of the University of Maine Law Review and
was a member of the school’s national moot court competition team.
Jack has practiced law for more than 30 years, focusing on the disability area.
After he established his Social Security disability practice, he expanded the
firm’s practice areas to include representation of veterans seeking disability
benefits. As a member of the National Association of Veterans Advocates
(NOVA), Jack’s firm, Jackson & MacNichol, represents veterans at all stages of
the benefits appeal process and has handled hundreds of cases nationwide.
In addition to representing clients before the Veterans Administration, the firm
represents veterans in the appeals courts. Among Francis’ more important
victories in veterans cases at the court level are Smith v. Derwinski, 2 Vet. App.
241 (1992) and Moody v. Principi, 357 F.3d 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2004).
Jack tracks the latest developments in these practice areas through memberships
in organizations such as NOVA. In addition to developing cases
through careful investigation, including the review of medical records, interviews
and collection of evidence, he and the other lawyers at Jackson & MacNichol are trained litigators, with extensive experience representing
clients in hearings and with legal knowledge to write persuasive briefs.
In addition to representing veterans, Francis also helps people obtain the
Social Security Disability Benefits that they deserve. While many lawyers
who do Social Security disability work are intimidated by the federal courts
and shy away from such cases, Francis and his firm regularly win cases in
the courts. Francis has even written a book on the topic: How Not to Lose
Your Social Security Case. When people retain Jackson & MacNichol, they
know they’re getting lawyers who aren’t afraid to fight for justice for them.
To learn more about Francis Jackson, disability lawyer, visit www.jacksonmacnichol.
com, see the Jackson & MacNichol Facebook page, or call tollfree