Updated On: Jul 12 2012 08:42:27 AM EDT
Bacardi Jackson is an attorney with the Tucker Law Group, LLC, an African-American-owned, boutique litigation law firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Miramar, Florida. She serves as counsel and as the managing attorney for the firm’s Florida practice. As a trial and appellate attorney, her practice includes employment discrimination cases, personal injury, civil rights and constitutional claims as well as intellectual property, contractual and commercial disputes. In addition to litigation, Ms. Jackson provides training and advises clients in employment matters, including avoiding litigation, as well as corporate formation, licensing and other business transactions. She is proud to represent the firm’s diverse client base, ranging from Fortune 100 corporations and some of the nation’s top colleges and universities to nonprofit agencies and individual litigants.
Ms. Jackson has lectured and presented legal seminars on employment law issues, compliance and higher education law for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) and ExecSense Webinars for Business and Legal Executives.
Ms. Jackson, who is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, graduated from Stanford University with an A.B. in political science and received her law degree from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review and the Journal of Law and Feminism. During law school, Ms. Jackson completed intern and extern -ships with the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization and the Shelby County Office of Public Defender.
Following law school, Ms. Jackson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Janet C. Hall in the United States District Court of Connecticut. She then began her private practice career with King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia as a corporate attorney and later as a Labor and Employment Associate. When she moved to Philadelphia, Ms. Jackson joined the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as an associate on the Labor and Employment team before joining her current firm.
Throughout her career, Ms. Jackson has been active in a variety of civic and charitable causes, including the following organizations:
- Legal Services of Greater Miami, Board Member
- The North Broward Chapter of the Links, Inc., Arts Facet Chair
- Jack and Jill of America, Inc. – Fort Lauderdale Chapter, Co-Program Director
- American Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Broward County Bar Association
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers
- Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Secretary 2009-2010
- Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association
- The American Inns of Court (Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter)
- Broward County Democratic Executive Committee, Precinct Person
Ms. Jackson also has also been privileged over the years to serve a number of organizations focused on youth and families, including: Women and Youth in Support of Each Other (WYSE) – New Haven Chapter, co-founder, program director, mentor and national incorporator; Atlanta Children’s Shelter, board member and Development Committee Chair; Sister to Sister Mentoring Program (for teenage girls on probation through Fulton County Juvenile Court), program director and mentor; mock trial coach; member of the Advisory Board for the Georgia Early Learning Initiative; Truancy Intervention Program (TIP), volunteer and mentor; Childkind, Inc., volunteer; Habitat for Humanity, volunteer; Philadelphia Homeless Advocacy Project, volunteer; and has implemented service projects at the Miami Rescue Mission and its Broward Outreach Center, Children’s Harbor and the Pompano Beach Crockett Foundation Reading Room.
In addition, she has provided pro bono legal representation for individuals and a variety of non-profit agencies, such as the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and Women Against Abuse.
Ms. Jackson has provided the keynote address and moderated a variety of programs, including serving as the key note speaker for the City of Coral Springs 21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Civil Rights Luncheon panel moderator for the Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Southeastern Regional Teen Conference, speaker for the Miami Rescue Mission 2008 Christmas in July Celebration, the Broward County Health Department’s WIC Breastfeeding Week Celebration and the Atlanta Children’s Shelter Project Renewal Program.
Recently, she has been recognized for her community involvement as one of six recipients of the inaugural Thurgood Marshall College Fund Distinguished Young Leader Awards, selected as a member of Leadership Florida’s Thirtieth Class and recognized by the Stanford University Associates with an Award of Merit.
Ms. Jackson lives in Miramar, Florida with her husband, Calvin Hughes, and their three young children. In her "spare" time, she enjoys reading, yoga and West African dance.