Lawton Jackson is a partner with the firm Udall Shumway PLC. Ms. Jackson focuses her practice in the area of education law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Jackson worked at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as the Assistant Attorney General representing the Arizona Department of Education. Ms. Jackson also worked for the Arizona Department of Education where she ran the state-wide Facilitated IEP program, and traveled throughout the state training school districts on IDEA compliance and meeting facilitation strategies. Ms. Jackson is an experienced special education compliance investigator, having worked in both Arizona and Washington state. Ms. Jackson also routinely presents at state-wide conferences.
Ms. Jackson received her JD from the Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, with a certificate in Biotechnology Law and Genomics (2014). During law school, Ms. Jackson interned at the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Department of Education. Ms. Jackson was the Editor in Chief for the Prevail Project: Wise Governance for Challenging Futures, and a legal writing contributor for the Embryo Project Encyclopedia, supported by the National Science Foundation and the Arizona State University, Center for Biology and Society. She graduated with the Pro Bono Distinction for public service.
- Education Law
- J.D., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, 2014
- B.S., University of Phoenix, 2010
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
- State bar of Arizona
- Washington State Bar Association
- Nation School Boards Association