Watford Jackson, PLLC.

101 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor New York, NY 10013

24/7 365 DAYS A YEAR


Joey Jackson, Esq.

Joey Jackson, Esq.

61 Reviews

5 Stars

Joey Jackson is a nationally-recognized criminal defense attorney who has for two decades represented individuals and labor unions in state and federal court. Mr. Jackson and his associates have represented a diverse group of clients under the glare of cameras as well as those who have never attracted public attention. He has built an outstanding career as a trial lawyer representing clients who have fallen into high-stakes personal and professional crises, as well as those who are average citizens in need of his fierce and benevolent counsel.

Mr. Jackson has been a member of the New York Bar since 1995. After graduating from Hofstra Law School, Mr. Jackson was appointed Assistant District Attorney under Robert Morgenthau. Following a successful career as a prosecutor where he received the Distinguished Public Service Award, Mr. Jackson joined the firm of Koehler & Isaacs LLP where he served as Senior Trial Counsel specializing in criminal defense. Mr. Jackson has tried cases and received favorable verdicts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties. At the Federal level, he handles cases in both the Eastern and Southern Districts.

Mr. Jackson’s straight-talking legal expertise is held in high regard by media outlets, as he has frequently appeared on various cable news programs over the last decade. He is currently employed by CNN/HLN as a Legal Analyst.

Mr. Jackson attended Hofstra Law School. While in law school, he served as editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and a member of the National Moot Court and National Trial teams.

Prior to Law School, he earned his M.P.A. from SUNY Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. While earning his Master’s Degree, he worked for the N.Y.S. Assembly Speaker as a Legislative Analyst. He also holds a B.A. from SUNY Brockport, where he participated in the honors program, directed the student-run Legal Information Service, served as student body president, and interned with the N.Y.S. Education Department as well as Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) in Washington, D.C. He also worked for the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Office in the Division of Special Projects.

Mr. Jackson is a former professor at Monroe College where he taught Business and Civil Rights Law.

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Defense
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Government Investigations
  • Labor Union Arbitration
  • Complex Litigation


  • J.D., Hofstra Law School, 1995
  • M.P.A., SUNY Albany, 1992
  • B.A., SUNY Brockport, 1988

Admitted To Practice:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Supreme Court

Public Speaking and CLE: 

“Joey Jackson is a very positive intelligent lawyer that is able to captivate his audience attention by demonstrating a strong sense of confidence with a classy style. I must admit that I was not aware of HLN until my mother proudly informed me about Mr. Jackson. It is her greatest dream to meet you one day and I pray she will. God bless you, your beautiful wife and family.”

Deborah C.

“Joey is one of the most knowledgeable, assertive and humble Attorneys I’ve ever seen in my entire life. As a black woman I feel especially proud of him as someone exemplary that my children can aspire to become one day. Keep up the good work Joey!!! You rock!!!”

Betty S.

“Mr. Jackson knowledge, his neutral stance and weighting both sides of the case is priceless as well as his explanation of same, seems to be fantastic lawyer.”

Larry W.

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5 Stars

61 Reviews

“I fully endorse Joey jackson. Joey is an excellent lawyer evidenced by his professionalism, knowledge and experience in the field, and dedication and responsiveness to his clients. He always makes sure to do everything in his power to achieve the best possible outcome in all of his clients’ cases. I have consulted with Joey on many of my cases and he has always offered top-rate advice. I highly recommend joey Jackson.”

Keith Sullivan, Personal injury Attorney

“He is a zealous advocate in defending his position on many important and high profile cases on hundreds of television appearances. He is a respected attorney in the community. I enthusiastically endorse Joey Jackson.”

Steven Raiser, Criminal defense Attorney

“I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joey since Law School and what was a polished product then has become a shining example of a great litigator in all phases of the law. He is well prepared and it shows in the way he handles himself in both negotiations and trials. His example is one many lawyers should follow. I recommend him to anyone needing a great lawyer.”

Joseph Lo Piccolo, Criminal defense Attorney

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5 Stars

10 Endorsements