“Most clients are unfamiliar with the legal process and it is critical to allay their fears by providing representation that places the interests of the client above all else, while upholding the highest principles of the profession.”
– K. Stephen Jackson
Steve is a native of Eufaula, Alabama. He attended high school at The Lakeside School where he was a member of the football and basketball teams. After receiving his diploma, Steve attended Birmingham Southern College where he was a member of both the men’s tennis team and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Steve enrolled in Cumberland School of Law (Samford University) where he graduated in 1983.
Steve began his legal career as a trial lawyer, initially working for several defense firms in Birmingham. In 1987, he began representing plaintiffs and within two years founded his own law firm with the goal of creating an enduring, widely respected legal practice focused on professional excellence and client service. Thirty-seven years and over 75 jury trials later, having represented thousands of individuals nationwide, Steve still holds fast to the fundamental belief that everyone is entitled to quality legal representation regardless of the size and financial strength of the adversary.
Steve is licensed to practice in Alabama (1983) and Georgia (1984), and is Of Counsel to the Birmingham law firm Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC. This unique relationship has allowed him to expand the scope of his practice, both in the Southeast and nationally.
Steve has spearheaded numerous complex civil matters in both state and federal courts, including litigating class actions and mass torts throughout the country, serving as co-lead counsel in multi-district litigation overseeing several thousand race-based premium cases. Notable results in the myriad of areas in which Steve has practiced include several eight figure settlements in class action and mass tort cases, and multiple seven figure recoveries for individual cases involving wrongful death, defective products, pharmaceutical drug and medical device injuries, traumatic brain injuries, medical negligence, motor vehicle and eighteen-wheeler accidents. Steve presently focuses on mass torts, class actions, complex cases involving catastrophic physical injuries and disabilities, and cases involving wrongful death.
Steve is married to Amy McCorkle Jackson and they have three children; by and far the proudest achievement in his and Amy’s life. In addition to pro bono work that Steve practices on a regular basis, Steve and Amy regularly contribute time and resources to several area charitable organizations including The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs, The Service Guild of Birmingham, The Junior League of Birmingham, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and several local dog rescue groups. An avid tennis player, Steve also enjoys time with friends on the courts.
Steve is accompanied to the office every day by his beloved friend and rescue dog, Roxy.
- Class Actions
- Mass Torts
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Pharmaceutical Drug and Medical Device Litigation
- Products Liability
- Consumer Fraud
- Catastrophic Injury
- Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Toxic Torts
- Medical Malpractice
- 1983, Alabama
- 1984, Georgia
- Cumberland School of Law (Samford University), J.D., 1983
- Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1979
“AV-Preeminent” rated in nine distinct areas of law: Personal Injury Law, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Bad Faith, Products Liability Law, Medical Negligence, Wrongful Death, Consumer Fraud, Class Actions & Mass Torts.
The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary, managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have been an integral service to the legal community since 1887.
Deemed a “Super Lawyer” in the areas of “General Personal Injury”, “Class Actions/Mass Torts”, and “Products Liability” (2008 – 2012, 2019 – 2021).
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys in the Mid-South (Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee) receive this distinction. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. *Attorneys are prohibited from nominating themselves or campaigning their peers to receive nominations.
Steve is a lifetime member of the “Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum”, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements – fewer than 1% of the attorneys in the U.S. are members.