Jackie represents individuals and corporations in cases expected to go to trial. His practice concentrates in the areas of commercial, civil, and white-collar criminal litigation, as well as regulatory investigations by state and federal agencies. Jackie has experience and expertise in matters involving internal corporate investigations, corporate governance, securities regulation, foreign corrupt practices, patent infringement, environmental crimes, and an array of contract and business tort actions. Many of these matters have involved requests for expedited injunctive relief.
Prior to entering private practice in Indianapolis, Jackie was a federal prosecutor for 14 years. He served in the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr from 1995 to 1999, the last two years as the Principal Deputy in charge of the OIC’s Washington, D.C. operations. Jackie served as senior advisor to Judge Starr on investigative and prosecutorial aspects of several matters, including the Impeachment Referral of William Jefferson Clinton. In that regard, he was one of three prosecutors selected by Judge Starr to conduct the grand jury questioning of President Clinton.
From 1988 to 1995, he served as Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Attorney in the elite Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. Jackie also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana from 1985 to 1988. Before that he was a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana for the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker and her predecessor, the Honorable Cale J. Holder.
Jackie was highly-decorated as a federal prosecutor, having received numerous awards from the Justice Department. In 1994, Attorney General Janet Reno presented Jackie with the prestigious John Marshall Award, presented annually “For Outstanding Legal Achievement,” in recognition of his work in prosecuting corruption matters.
Since 2005, Jackie has been honored in editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation. Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, named Jackie as the “Indianapolis Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, and White Collar Criminal Defense. Jackie has also been honored by Benchmark Litigation for Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime. For several years he also has been recognized in peer rankings-based Indiana Super Lawyers and in 2015, Jackie was named a Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyer.
In October 2011, Jackie was honored by the Indiana Bar Foundation for law-related education and pro bono services at the 2011 Randall T. Shepard Celebration.
Honoree, Best Lawyers in America® (2009 – present)
Honoree, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005 - present)
Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation
AV Peer Review Rated, LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell
Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers (2006 - present)
Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
Top 50 Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers (2015)
All Service Areas
- Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1983)
- Hanover College (1980)
- Federal - Southern District of Indiana
- Federal - Northern District of Indiana
- State - Indiana
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
Member, Board of Directors (1999 - present)
- Seventh Circuit Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers