Gary M. Jackson is a Partner at DiManna & Jackson, LLP and has actively practiced as a trial lawyer since 1971. Gary is a former Chief Trial Deputy with the Denver District Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, in which he was awarded a Special Commendation from U.S. Attorney Edward Levi for his trial skills. Currently, Gary’s trial practice includes personal injury cases and the representation of attorneys and judges in alleged misconduct and judicial performance matters.
Mr. Jackson received the Colorado Bar Association’s highest honor in 2011, the Award of Merit. He has been appointed by the Governors of Colorado and Chief Justices of Colorado to serve on the Judicial Performance Commission of the 18th Judicial District and the Judicial Nominating Commission of the 2nd Judicial District. Gary is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, (former Colorado Chapter President); American College of Trial Lawyers; Sam Cary Bar Association (Founding Board Member and former President); and Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (Founding Board member). He was also the Chair of Committee on Conduct for the U.S. District Court and chair of Colorado Law Alumni Board. He has received the following awards: 1994 Colorado Law Small Firm Practitioner Distinguished Alumni Award; Colorado Law’s 2003 Honorary Order of the Coif; CU-Boulder’s 2008 George Norlin Award; 2001 National Bar Association Wiley Branton Award; 2001 Sam Cary Bar Association’s King Trimble Life Time Achievement Award; and the 2010 William Lee Knous Award.
Gary is the current Chairman of the Delta Eta Boule Foundation which provides college scholarships to deserving high school students of color. Lastly, Gary is a Founder and Treasurer of the Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund which has provided more than $150,000 in scholarships to CU and DU law students since its inception in 1986. Other community boards and associations in which Gary has been an active member are: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble; Lowry Redevelopment Authority Board; Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce; Urban League of Metropolitan Denver; 100 Black Men of Denver, Inc.; United Negro College Fund; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; James P. Beckwourth Mountain Club; and Sixth of May Foundation.
On September 20, 2012, Mayor Michael B. Hancock appointed Gary to a judgeship for the Denver County Court, with its term effective as of January 9, 2013.