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Jackson R. Hobbs

Jackson Hobbs focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters, including white-collar investigations and defenses, secured transactions, employment litigation, and contract disputes. 

Jackson served as the Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review, as a legal intern for the Honorable Stephen R. Bough of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and as a legal extern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.

Jackson also competed for UMKC’s National Mock Trial Team at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Tournament of Champions; the American College of Trial Lawyers, National Trial Competition Finals; and the nation’s foremost jury selection tournament, The Show-Me Challenge, becoming the first ever law student to win Best Overall Advocate by a unanimous decision. He also represented UMKC’s National Moot Court Team after winning Best Overall Advocate for the school’s Ellison Moot Court Competition.

After law school, Jackson practiced at an international AmLaw 100 firm in a variety of high-stakes commercial disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Jackson worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Greg Kays, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, where he researched and drafted memoranda and orders for judicial review, as well as managed all aspects of civil and criminal litigation including dispositive motions, discovery disputes and trial.

Before attending law school, Jackson worked as a “Hotdogger” for the Kraft-Heinz Company, driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile coast-to-coast in the marketing and public relations firm on wheels. 

Court Memberships

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Honors

  • Missouri Boys State, Attorney General, 2009
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, 2008

Community Involvement

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law, Dean Search Committee, 2017-2018

Publications

  • “’So Delicate a Subject’: Maintaining an Independent and Self-Regulated Judiciary in the Face of Judicial Aging and Disability,” 85 UMKC Law Review 805, 2017
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Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 2018

  • Charles E. Whittaker Award for Academic Excellence
  • Order of the Barristers
  • CALI Awards: Civil Procedure I, Lawyering Skills II, Anti-Trust & Competition, Trial Advocacy II

University of Missouri, Columbia, B.A., summa cum laude, 2014

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Mortar Board

Clerkship(s)

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Greg Kays, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri