Judge Brian A. Jackson received his J.D. degree from Southern University School of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Southern University Law Review, and his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. Judge Jackson was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice for over 16 years, during which time he practiced law as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, an Associate Deputy Attorney General, and as the court-appointed United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.
In 2002, he entered private practice as a partner at the law firm of Liskow & Lewis, where he practiced in the firm’s commercial litigation section. He also served as chair of Liskow’s white collar defense practice group and a member of the firm’s board of directors. In 2010, he was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Judge Jackson is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys, and a member of the Federal Judges Association. He previously served on the admissions committee for the Louisiana Supreme Court, during which time he wrote the examination on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence. In 2013, Judge Jackson was appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts to serve on the Judicial Resources Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.