Christopher M. Jackson
- Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2011
- Editor-in-Chief, Michigan Law Review
- Order of the Coif
- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude, Princeton University, 2007
Chris Jackson is a litigator whose practice lies at the intersection of public and private law.
On the public side, print and broadcast media regularly turn to Chris for his legal analysis on the judiciary, elections, constitutional law, and the Colorado state government. He has been quoted over 50 times in the last couple of years in a variety of outlets including The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Denver Post, 9News, Next With Kyle Clark, Colorado Public Radio, and KOA Radio. In his practice, Chris channels his passion for politics to work with candidates, nonprofits, for-profits, and private individuals as they navigate their relationship with the government. He has represented clients on matters involving elections and campaign finance, government investigations, ethics issues, open records requests, the First Amendment, and the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, among others.
On the private side, Chris represents clients in state and federal court on a wide range of issues, including business torts, intellectual property, securities, insurance agreements, and antitrust claims. His uses his experience with the media to address the public-relations issues that often arise in litigation and works with clients to manage both legal and non-legal risk. He has particular expertise in handling the Firm’s appellate matters and is regularly consulted by attorneys throughout the Mountain West on appellate issues.
Before joining the firm, Chris served in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office where he represented the state’s senior public officials. He also clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
- Trial counsel in multi-billion dollar class action asserting antitrust claims against several pharmaceutical manufacturers.
- Trial counsel in shareholder derivative suit asserting a variety of claims against large technology company and its officers and directors arising out of the company’s initial public offering.
- Trial counsel in a series of intellectual property actions involving a medical device manufacturer.
- Trial counsel in multi-million dollar arbitration involving a dispute regarding the construction of an oil and natural gas facility.
- Trial and appellate counsel in a variety of election disputes involving races for the Presidency, the US Senate, and several General Assembly seats.
- Counsel in an independent ethics investigation of a public official.
- Regulatory counsel to company seeking to participate in the ballot initiative process.
- Trial and appellate counsel in a First Amendment challenge to a Colorado election law.
- Trial and appellate counsel in a constitutional challenge regarding the Electoral College.
- Trial counsel in a dormant Commerce Clause challenge to an agency rulemaking.
- Appellate counsel in an intellectual property dispute before the Federal Circuit and US Supreme Court.
- Appellate counsel in an election-law case before the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
- Appellate counsel in a campaign-finance matter before the Colorado Supreme Court.
- Appellate counsel in a matter involving a dispute over a real-estate agreement before the Colorado Court of Appeals.
- Appellate counsel defending a TABOR challenge to state law before the Colorado Court of Appeals.
- Admitted Virginia, 2011 (inactive); District of Columbia, 2013; Colorado, 2016
- Law Clerk, The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2011-2012
- Member, American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations, Appellate Practice and Government Practice Subcommittees
- Member, Colorado and Denver County Democratic Party
- Board Member, Denver Tennis Club
- Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award
- Interview on “Red Flag” bill
Next with Kyle Clark
February 20, 2019
- “Federal judge allows Masterpiece Cakeshop baker’s lawsuit against Colorado to proceed”
Colorado Springs Gazette
January 7, 2019
- Interview on TABOR lawsuit
November 21, 2018
- Interview on election night results
November 11, 2018
- Interview about the ballot
Next with Kyle Clark
October 30, 2018
- Interview on Proposition 112 and Amendment 74
Next with Kyle Clark
October 26, 2018
- “Who’s paying for those political ads? Dark money is tough to track in Colorado”
October 16, 2018
- “US Supreme Court hands victory to Colorado baker in landmark clash over religion, civil rights”
June 4, 2018
- “Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot”
April 23, 2018
- Court to Weigh if one Parent has the Right to use Frozen Embryos if the Other Objects
January 9, 2018
- “New Appointee on Colorado’s Supreme Court”
December 15, 2017
- “A look at Colorado’s Allison Eid”
September 19, 2017
- Interview on US Supreme Court Cases
Colorado Public Radio
June 26, 2017
- Colorado Election Law Update
Colo. Lawyer, at 52
- Campaign Finance Law in Colorado
Colo. Lawyer, at 35
- Colorado Supreme Court Continues to Evolve on School Vouchers and Standing
Colo. Lawyer, at 21
- Reasonable Persons, Reasonable Circumstances
50 San Diego L. Rev. 651
- Tort, Moral Luck, and Blame
60 Clev. St. L. Rev. 57
- J.D.B. v. North Carolina and the Reasonable Person
110 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 9
- When a Company Confesses
109 Mich. L. Rev. 387
- What is Speech and Who May Speak?
Sturm College of Law Civil Rights Summit
February 15, 2019
- Colorado at the Supreme Court
ABA Appellate Practice Committee
March 6, 2018
- Election Law in Colorado
Denver Bar Association
September 27, 2017
- Money in Politics
League of Women Voters
August 28, 2017
- Appellate Practice in Colorado
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
April 12, 2017
- Colorado’s New Law on the Attorney-Client Privilege
Colorado Law Institute 20th Annual Conference on Ethics
December 4, 2015
04/03/2019News Now: Judges, Events, Lawsuits, and More
02/06/2019Sherman & Howard Expands Membership
01/31/2019News Now: New Decisions, New Judges and More