Renowned Prosecutor and Trial Lawyer Alan Jackson Joins Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue LLP
“Alan is regarded by his peers in the legal community as an attorney with unmatched instinct and ability in the courtroom,” stated E. Scott Palmer, Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue’s Managing Partner. “Alan’s experience successfully managing multi-level trial teams and complex cases combined with his rigorous intellect, sound judgment and fierce commitment to justice will bring great depth to our high-stakes Trial and Arbitration Group.”
As a member of the District Attorney’s Major Crimes Division, Mr. Jackson, specializing in the handling of high-profile and complex violent crimes including capital prosecutions, led the prosecution in some of Los Angeles’ most important and widely publicized verdicts. Mr. Jackson won the murder conviction of “Wall of Sound” music producer Phil Spector in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, earning Los Angeles’ first significant celebrity conviction in more than four decades. He also secured the death penalty conviction of gold bullion dealer James Fayed for the contract killing of his wife in a Century City parking structure.
Mr. Jackson has tried 85 jury trials to verdict with a career felony conviction rate of 97 percent. During his tenure in the Hard Core Gang Division, Mr. Jackson secured guilty verdicts in more than 30 murder cases in five years. The complex trial tactics Mr. Jackson pioneered were later published by the United States Department of Justice in prosecutorial teaching manuals distributed nationwide. Mr. Jackson was twice named Prosecutor of the Year and was listed by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California.”
Mr. Jackson stated, “I look forward to contributing to the legal success of my clients and colleagues at Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue. The firm provides an excellent platform for me to transition into a civil trial practice and continue my community service.”
A public safety leader dedicated to crime prevention and community empowerment, Mr. Jackson has served on the board of INMED Partnerships for Children, which collaborates with communities to provide mentoring and education for at-risk youths. He also volunteers for San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps YouthBuild, a gang-intervention and job training program serving low-income youths ages 16 to 24.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Jackson received his law degree from Pepperdine University in 1994 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.
Scott Palmer Quoted in Los Angeles Daily Journal Article Regarding Growth and Management of Small Law Firms
E. Scott Palmer, co-founder of 22-attorney Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue LLP, said that upon establishing the firm 13 years ago, he set goals to reach 20 to 25 attorneys, develop practice areas in securities, banking, litigation and real estate and cover Northern California and Southern California. With those initial goals accomplished, he said the future growth of the firm is in the hands of its clients.
“The most important thing for us is to grow prudently and based on the real needs and opportunities presented to us by our clients,” he said. “We don’t want to be a ‘build it and they will come’ type of law firm.”
Palmer’s attitude is in line with several other managing partners of small and mid-sized firms.
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Partner Thomas Lombardi Selected as Committee Member for Real Estate Litigation Subsection
Partner Roland Reynolds to Speak at the American Conference Institute’s Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference
The conference brings together key regulatory and enforcement officials, state attorney generals, top defense firms, expert in-house counsel and renowned judges.
Partner Scott Palmer to Speak at the American Conference Institute’s Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference
The conference brings together state and federal regulators and enforcement officials, senior in-house counsel, renowned state and federal judges and top defense counsel to discuss new class action trends, emerging theories of liability, the latest enforcement actions and regulatory initiatives and the most effective defense and settlement strategies.
Partner Thomas Lombardi Featured Panelist at State Bar of California’s 85th Annual Meeting in Monterey
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Thomas E. Lombardi and Grant H. Dowd Author Article on Anti-SLAPP Law for Daily Journal
In the case of Wallace v. McCubbin, the landlord made an anti-SLAPP motion claiming landlord’s acts were protected by the litigation privilege, leaving the tenant with the burden to “show a probability of succeeding at trial” in order to continue with tenant’s lawsuit. The tenants failed to show this probability of success, leading the court to bar them from proceeding with their claim. Evoking anti-SLAPP could prove to be highly effective to shield landlords from tenants’ frivolous and potentially costly lawsuits.