James A. Jackson


206-382-2600 jjackson@sksp.com
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Jim's practice includes trust and estate planning and administration, guardianship, related real estate matters, and civil litigation. Jim practiced in New York with Horenstein, Josepher & Gewanter, P.C, and also served as Senior Attorney for the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. Jim relocated to Seattle in 2001, and comes to Simburg Ketter from Reed, Longyear, Malnati, Ahrens & West, PLLC in Seattle, where he was an associate attorney from 2001 to 2005, and a Member from 2006 to 2009. Jim's significant cases include Paul Argento v. DHCR, 269 A.D.2d 443, 702 N.Y.S.2d 899 (2nd Dept., 2000), Incorporated Village of Cedarhurst v. Hanover Insurance Co., 233 A.D.2d 507, 636 N.Y.S.2d 390 (2nd Dept., 1995), aff'd 89 N.Y.2d 293, 653 N.Y.S.2d 68 (1996), and Fidelity Mort. Corp. v. Seattle Times Co., 131 Wash.App. 462, 128 P.3d 621 (2005).

Jim serves as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Phoenix, at Tukwila, and has chaired the Annual King County Bar Association Real Estate Law Seminar.

Education & Bar Admissions


  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, N.Y., J.D. (1991)
  • University of Washington School of Law, LLM - Taxation (2005)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Washington
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Western District of Washington

Personal Interests

Jim volunteers his time as the Co-Chair of Greenwood Streetscapes, a local community organization seeking to provide sidewalk, right of way improvements and drainage alternatives to the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. In his spare time Jim enjoys sailing, baseball and basketball.