I'd like to give a shout out to my friend and fellow attorney, Mitch Jackson, for his selection for a 2013 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award (CLAY Award). Every year, the California Lawyer gives these awards to attorneys who made significant contributions to the law or the legal profession. This year, 60 attorneys were selected.
Mitch is a litigator and the senior attorney at Jackson & Wilson in Laguna Hills. Mitch helped secure a precedent-setting victory for pet owners when a court of appeal upheld a jury award to a married couple for emotional distress they were caused by the injury of their dog.
Mitch and I grew near each other outside Tucson. We attended the same elementary, junior high and high schools. We are both graduates of the University of Arizona and Western State University, College of Law.