Clyde J. Jackson III

Clyde J. Jackson III

Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-587-9668
800-580-9121
Fax:
713-225-0827
E-mail:

With over three decades of wide-ranging experience, Jay has the knowledge to help clients with virtually any type of wrongful death or personal injury case. Jay is intelligent, honorable, and passionately dedicated to his clients. To this end, Jay takes time to inform his clients about what to expect from the legal process and guides them through it. He is personable, easy to talk to, and understands the concerns, fears, and worries that clients face at difficult times in their lives.

Over the years, Jay has represented many people in motor vehicle injuries and death cases, including trucking and fire cases. He has also handled workplace injury cases, along with maritime and railroad cases. Jay further has experience with product liability cases, such as tires and firearms. In addition, Jay handles select commercial cases. Prior to joining Abraham Watkins in 2002, Jay served as an Assistant District Attorney of Harris County, Texas.

Jay was born in Miami, Florida. He moved with his family to Texas at the age of seven, and has lived here since then. He grew up in Houston and Corpus Christi, and then attended the University of Texas, where he obtained both his bachelor's degree and law degree. After college, Jay moved to Houston in 1980. He has practiced law based from Houston his entire career. With his wife of 30 years and two adopted daughters from China, Jay is a member of Houston's First Baptist Church and teaches Bible Study there.

 

Year Joined Firm

  • 2002

Areas of Practice

  • Explosions
  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Defects
  • Business Litigation
  • 18 Wheeler & Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Admiralty & Maritime Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Damage
  • Burns
  • Construction Accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Environmental Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Offshore Injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Patent Infringement
  • Petrochemical Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Quadriplegia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Vehicular Accidents

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1992
  • Re-certified, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1980
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1977
    • Honors: with Honors

Published Works

  • "Supreme Court Update", Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • "Supreme Court Update", Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • "Supreme Court Update", Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • "Supreme Court Update", Harris County Democratic Lawyers' Association, 2014
  • "Supreme Court Update", Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • "Enforcement of Settlement Agreements", 2014 Harris County Civil Judicial Education Conference, 2014
  • "Supreme Court Update", Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • "Supreme Court Update", Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2010
  • "Supreme Court Update", State Bar of Texas, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2010
  • "Supreme Court Update - Procedure", State Bar of Texas, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2008
  • "Supreme Court Update - Procedure", State Bar of Texas, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2007
  • "Earning, Collecting & Keeping Attorney's Fees", Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association, 2007
  • "DWI in the Twenty-First Century - Prosecution View", Houston Bar Association, 2003
  • "Procedure Update - State", South Texas College of Law Houston, Advanced Civil Trial Law, 1995
  • "Procedure Update - State", South Texas College of Law Houston, Advanced Civil Trial Law, 1994

Classes/Seminars

  • Supreme Court Upate, 29th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, April 8, 2016
  • Supreme Court Cases Important to Trial Lawyers, Advanced Trial Strategies CLE, State Bar of Texas, February 19, 2016
  • Supreme Court Update, Prosecuting & Defending Truck and Auto Collision Cases, State Bar of Texas, November 12, 2015
  • Crafting and Presenting the Jury Charge Panel, 38th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Texas, October 29, 2015
  • Supreme Court Update, 31st Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, September 9, 2015
  • Supreme Court Update, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, May 21, 2015 - May 21, 2016
  • What Trial Lawyers Can Learn from Supreme Court Opinions, History of Texas & Supreme Court Jurisprudence 2015, State Bar of Texas, May 8, 2015
  • Evidence 101, Handling Your First (or Next) Auto Collision Case, State Bar of Texas, December 10, 2014
  • How to Avoid Being Sued, or What to Do When It's Too Late, Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section?s Lawyers to the Rescue 4 Seminar, November 14, 2014
  • Real Estate and the Law - Plaintiff's Perspective, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, 2013 - 2014
  • Liability Issues for Rescue Organizations, Animal Law Section, Houston Bar Association, November 15, 2013
  • Experts, Daubert, and the Texas Supreme Court, Prosecuting or Defending Trucking or Auto Accident Case, State Bar of Texas, October 31, 2013
  • Getting the Charge Right & Charge Error Preservation, Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, State Bar of Texas, October 30, 2013
  • Getting the Charge Right & Charge Error Preservation, Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, University of Texas, October 25, 2013
  • Getting the Charge Right, Webinar, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • Presenting and Defending a Trucking Case, Webinar, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • Jury Charge: Demonstration of a Charge Conference, Advanced Civil Trial Course, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • Civil Liability Exposure for the Nonprofit, Animal Law Section, Houston Bar Association, 2012
  • Supreme Court Update, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Risk: Real Estate and the Law - Plaintiff's Perspective, Management 660: Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, 2012
  • Liability Issues and Civil/Criminal Exposure, Animal Law Section, Houston Bar Association, 2011
  • Supreme Court Update, Litigation Section, Houston Bar Association, 2010
  • Supreme Court Update, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, State Bar of Texas, 2010
  • Supreme Court Update - Procedure, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, State Bar of Texas, 2007 - 2008
  • Earning, Collecting & Keeping Attorney's Fees, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • DWI in the Twenty-First Century - Prosecution View, Houston Bar Association, 2003
  • Procedure Update - State, Advanced Civil Trial Law, South Texas College of Law Houston, 1994 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2012 - 2017
  • Franklin Jones Best CLE Article Award, Texas Bar College, 2015
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Personal Injury, H Texas Magazine, 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Top Lawyers List - Personal Injury, Houstonia Magazine, 2014
  • Top Lawyers List - Personal Injury, Labor and Employment, Business/Commercial, Admiralty and Maritime, Houstonia Magazine, 2013
  • Standing Ovation Award, Texas Bar CLE, 2011
  • Superb Rated Attorney, AVVO

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Trustee, 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Planning Committee, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • University of Houston Law Center, Adjunct Professor, 2015
  • State Bar of Texas Handling Your First (or Next) Auto Collision Case, Planning Committee, 2014
  • State Bar of Texas Evidence and Discovery Course, Planning Committee, 2013, 2014
  • State Bar of Texas Discovery Sub-Committee of the Court Rules Committee, Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar of Texas Trial Subcommittee of the Court Rules Committee, Assistant Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Court Rules Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Federal Practice Section, Chairman, 2012
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Planning Committee, 2012
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Course Director, 2011 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association Federal Practice Section, Chairman Elect, 2011
  • State Bar of Texas Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, Planning Committee Member, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2007 - 2010
  • Houston Police Officers' Civil Service Commission, Commissioner, 2006 - 2009
  • Texas Trial Lawyers' Association, Member, 2002 - Present