Jackson & Jessup, P.C.

 P. O. Box 4030
McLean, VA 22103
(703) 790-9660


The unincorporated predecessor of Jackson & Jessup, P.C., was founded in Washington, DC, in 1970, by William P. Jackson, Jr.  In 1975, the firm moved to Arlington, VA, and in 1976 became a professional corporation.  The firm moved to its present location in McLean, VA, near Tysons Corner, at the beginning of 2002.  Since its inception, the firm has handled complex litigation and counseling in all areas of transportation law, including railroad, motor carrier and shipper matters. It has been especially active advising about and litigating the distinction between interstate and intrastate commerce, in drafting transportation contracts, in rate disputes and in short line railroad matters.  The firm's founding principal was President (1991-1992) of the Association of Transportation Practitioners (renamed the Association of Transportation Law Professionals), the largest independent organization of transportation law experts in North America.  The firm is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and was listed for many years in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under Transportation Law.


Attorney Profile:

Gerald E. Jessup (1911-1994).

 William P. Jackson, Jr.  Born: Bexar, Alabama, July 7, 1938.  Educated: University of Alabama (B.S., Physics, 1960; J.D., 1963).  Admitted: 1963, Alabama; 1969, District of Columbia; 1975, Virginia.  Practice concentrated in the fields of transportation, railroad, motor carrier, interstate commerce law, and related litigation.

Member: Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Delta Kappa (Chancellor, 1963); Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society (President, 1963).  Book Review Editor, Comments Editor and Leading Articles Editor, Alabama Law Review, 1962-1963.

 Author: Zoning - Local Control of Federally Licensed Radio Transmission Facilities Through Zoning Ordinances, 14 Alabama Law Review 478; Eminent Domain Procedures in Alabama State Courts, 15 Alabama Law Review 139; Eminent Domain - Damages - Compensation for Loss of Access to New Limited Access Highway, 14 Alabama Law Review 160; Motor Carrier Operating Rights, March, 1972 and February, 1973, Issues, The Alphian; Destination Bills of Lading for Interstate Commerce, 12 American Business Law Journal 1974; Some Practical Suggestions for Regulatory Reform, Transportation Regulation: A Pragmatic Assessment, Interstate Publishers, 1976; Clarifying the Boundaries Between Interstate and Intrastate Commerce: Implications of the Armstrong Case and State Reactions, A.T.P. 58th Annual Meeting Papers and Proceedings, 1987; Legislation - How It Happens, and What's Happening Now, 22d Transp. L. Inst. Papers and Proceedings, 1990. Reiter v. Cooper: More Turbulence at the Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and the Interstate Commerce Act, 12 ABI Journal, Nos. 5 and 6, June and July, 1993; The Supreme Court Speaks Again on Freight Rate Undercharge Issues, 61 Transp. Prac. J. 51, 1993. Motor Editor, Association [of Transportation Law Professionals] Highlights, 1992-1998.

 Law Clerk to Judge Aubrey M. Cates, Alabama Court of Appeals, 1965. Attorney for: City of Trussville, AL 1965-1968; Jefferson County, AL 1967-1968. Member, Case Management/Electronic Case Filing Bar Advisory Committee, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2000-2006. Member, Oren Harris Chair of Transportation Advisory Board, University of Arkansas, 1974-1991. Trustee, The Foundation of The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 1999-2001; Trustee, Farrah Law Alumni Society, University of Alabama, 2000-2012 (Secretary-Treasurer, 2006-2008, Vice Chair, 2008-2010, Chair, 2010-2012). Alabama Law School Foundation Executive Committee (Member Emeritus 2012- ).  Member, Board of Advisors to the President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2004-2007.   President, Clan Marjoribanks Society, 1996-98.   Executive Director: Southern Transportation Logistics Association, 1970-1999; Eastern Industrial Traffic League, 1978-1988. President, McLean Legal Action Fund, Inc., 1977-1981.  Member, Board of Governors, Transportation Law Journal, 1978-1979.

 Member: District of Columbia Bar; Virginia State Bar; Alabama State Bar; American Bar Association; The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Treasurer, 2001-2002; Member, Board of Directors, 2002-2003; Chair, Computer Technology Committee, 1998-2000; Chair, Membership Committee, 2000-2001; Chair, Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee, 2002-2004; Chair, Website Committee, 2004); Transportation Lawyers Association (Member, 1983-2005 and Chairman, 1989-1990, Legislative Committee); Association of Transportation Law Professionals [formerly Association of Transportation Practitioners] (Member: Committee on ICC Commissioners Appointments, 1976-1985; Committee on Governmental Relations, 1985-1990; Chairman, Committee on Membership, 1993-1999; Chairman, D.C. Chapter, 1989-1990; National President, 1991-1992).

 Military: Captain, Signal Corps, U.S.A.R., 1960-1968 (active duty 1963-1965. With 27th Maintenance Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea, 1963-1964, U.S. Army Missile Command, Directorate of Research and Development, Advanced Research Projects Agency Division, Redstone Arsenal, AL, 1964-1965).   Practice restricted to a select clientele.