Professional Biography

Chris Jackson is a litigation member at Sherman & Howard L.L.C.  His practice lies at the intersection of public and private law.

On the public side, print and broadcast media regularly turn to him for his legal analysis on the judiciary, elections, constitutional law, and the Colorado state government. He has been quoted over 50 times in the last couple of years in a variety of outlets including The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Denver Post, The Colorado Sun, 9News, Next With Kyle Clark, and Colorado Public Radio. In his practice, Chris channels his passion for politics to work with candidates, nonprofits, and for-profits as they navigate their relationship with the government.

On the private side, Chris represents clients in state and federal court on a wide range of issues, including business torts, intellectual property, securities, and antitrust issues. He has particular expertise in handling the Firm’s appellate matters and is regularly consulted by attorneys throughout the Mountain West on appellate issues.

Chris received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Princeton University and his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from The University of Michigan Law School, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review.  After law school, Chris clerked for Judge Roger L. Gregory on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Courses Teaching

LAWS-4703, Election and Campaign Finance Law

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  • AB, magna cum laude, Princeton University
  • JD, magna cum laude, The University of Michigan Law School