Jill S. Jackson

Jill S. Jackson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Tharrington Smith, LLP
 | 150 Fayetteville St., Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-821-4711
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Jill Schnabel Jackson originally is from Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Ms. Jackson graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1999. While in law school, Ms. Jackson was a staff member for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and a member of the Holderness Moot Court National Team. She also received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for outstanding oral advocacy during her first year of law school. Before joining the firm, Ms. Jackson served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Sarah Parker of the North Carolina Supreme Court.


Ms. Jackson's practice is devoted to family law and appeals. She also has extensive experience dividing various types of retirement benefits, including IRAs, pensions, defined contribution plans, and governmental retirement plans.


Ms. Jackson is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.  She currently serves on the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and on the Grievance Committee of the 10th Judicial District Bar. Ms. Jackson has been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the "Legal Elite" in North Carolina and as a "Rising Star" by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. She formerly was a member of the Family Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Ms. Jackson currently serves on the CLE Curriculum Committee and is the co-chair of the Equitable Distribution Committee and of the North Carolina Bar Association -- Family Law Section.

About Jill Jackson

Admitted: 1999, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.tharringtonsmith.com/page/jill-jackson

Honors and Awards:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow, 2016
  •  , Balancing Act, The best women lawyers in the state thrive through hard work − at the office and at home., The Legal Elite, Business North Carolina magazine, 2014
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer in Family Law, Martindale Hubbell
  • "Legal Elite" Family Law section by Business North Carolina magazine - Since 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law section - Since 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NC Board Certified Family Law Specialist, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Council
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Entry of Judgment and Standards of Appellate Review, Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, Desperately Seeking Separate Property: If Every Dollar Had a Name, Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, Invasions of Privacy -- Wiretapping and Other Issues, Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, Remedies Available in Domestic Relations Matters, Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, Essential Elements of Domestic Money Claims: What You Need to Allege and Prove to Prevail, Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, Preparing and Managing a Child Support Case, Continuing Legal Education
  • Rowland v. Rowland, 175 N.C. App. 237, 623 S.E.2d 287 (2005)
  • Hook v. Hook, 170 N.C. App. 138, 611 S.E.2d 869 (2005)
  • McCutchen v. McCutchen, 360 N.C. 280, 624 S.E.2d 620 (2006)
  • Pascoe v. Pascoe, 183 N.C. App. 648, 645 S.E.2d 620 (2007)
  • Cotter v. Cotter, 185 N.C. App. 511, 648 S.E.2d 552 (2007)
  • Mason v. Dwinnell, 190 N.C. App. 209, 660 S.E.2d 58 (2008) (LGBT)
  • Carson v. Carson, N.C. App., 680 S.E.2d 885 (2009)

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota, 1996
Office Location for Jill S. Jackson

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601


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Last Updated: 10/2/2017

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