LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law Firm of Mark J. Werksman, established in 1994 and exclusively dedicated to criminal defense (with an emphasis on the most serious white collar matters) in all California state courts and Federal courts nationwide, is pleased to announce the addition of renowned attorney Alan Jackson to our firm.
"Since leaving the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, where he had a sterling career, Alan has distinguished himself as an outstanding white-collar and high-stakes criminal defense attorney," said Mark Werksman, himself a former Deputy District Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney with 24 years of criminal trial experience as a defense attorney. "Alan is a high-octane addition to our firm."
"Alan's 20 years in criminal law have led to an outstanding reputation and a mastery of criminal practice and procedure. He is aggressive, creative and he has an unmatched courtroom style," added Mark Werksman.
One of Alan's most prominent recent cases involved his defense of 23-year-old Thamer Albalwi (son of Saudi Sheikh Monsur Albalwi) of sexual assault and torture. After an investigation by Alan and his team lasting more than four months, his client was completely exonerated, with all charges dismissed. In a highly unusual ruling, the presiding judge made a factual finding of innocence for Alan's client.
Due to Alan's diligence and his aggressive legal strategy, the accuser and her attorneys have since been charged with attempted extortion of $20 million, conspiracy to receive a bribe and conspiracy to obstruct justice, and are currently awaiting trial.
Mark Hathaway, a certified specialist in the field of taxation, said "Alan is an outstanding lawyer and his experience in handling significant felony matters will make a huge difference for our clients."
Kelly Quinn, a certified specialist in the field of appellate law, added "I am very excited that Alan is joining our team. His reputation as a smart, diligent and ethical trial lawyer precedes him and I can personally attest that it is well deserved."
"Clearly I couldn't be happier to be joining Mark and his outstanding team of attorneys and staff," said Jackson. "Mark's well-deserved reputation as one of the top criminal attorneys, both locally and nationally, is very exciting and I know that we're going to do great things together."
Jackson was named Prosecutor of the Year in 2010 by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2009 by the Daily Journal and Prosecutor of the Year in 2008 by the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, Los Angeles County. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu.
Jackson won the murder conviction of celebrity record producer Phil Spector, won a conviction against infamous killer Mike Goodwin (racing legend Mickey Thompson's murderer) and was successful prosecuting Charlie Samuel (17-year-old Lily Burk's kidnapper and murderer).
Jackson received his Juris Doctor in 1994 from Pepperdine Law School after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, having joined at age 17.
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SOURCE Werksman Jackson Hathaway & Quinn