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Law Office of James T. Jacks

Attorney James T. JacksExperienced Trial & Defense Attorney

In 2009, Mr. Jacks was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, a position he held for over three years. While United States Attorney, Mr. Jacks served on the Attorney General’s Advisory White Collar Crime Subcommittee as well as the Securities and Commodities Fraud Working Group, which were responsible for coordinating the government’s response to the economic crisis beginning in 2008.

His appointment as United States Attorney was the culmination of 30 years of working as a federal prosecutor. As United States Attorney, Jim was the leader of one of the largest law offices in the state, supervising over 100 attorneys and over 120 support and administrative personnel. As U.S. Attorney, he oversaw both criminal prosecutions and civil matters on behalf of the United States government.

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Extensive Experience

From January 2003 to January 2009, Mr. Jacks served as the First Assistant United States Attorney. He is an experienced trial lawyer having tried hundreds of jury trials during his career in both state and federal court. He has investigated and tried numerous cases involving allegations of bank, wire and mail fraud, public corruption, tax fraud as well as health care fraud. He is well versed in the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act as well as the anti-money laundering statutes.

Based upon his experience serving not only as a frontline attorney trying cases referred by the FBI, IRS, DEA and other federal investigatory agencies but also having supervised and overseen the work of other AUSAs, Jim is quite familiar with the investigatory methods and concerns of the U.S. Attorney’s Office as well as attorneys from the Department of Justice. Such experience enables Jim to explain the government’s actions to his clients as well as seek resolutions that are favorable to all parties.

After leaving the government, Mr. Jacks worked for several years in the government investigation and litigation section of a global law firm. He has handled cases involving theft of trade secrets, false claims act violations as well as matters pending before the SEC and FINRA.

Prior to working for the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Jacks worked as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in the Dallas County D.A.’s office rising to the position of Chief Felony Prosecutor. He had previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Galveston County D.A.’s office for 18 months.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • University of Texas, Austin, B.B.A. 1972


  • Adjunct Professor, White Collar Crime, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
  • Moderator, State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section, Federal Criminal Law Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • United States Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service
  • Prosecutor of the Year Award, North Texas Crime Commission 2008
  • Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Former United States Attorneys
  • Member, Magistrate Judge Selection Committee 2010-2011

Putting Experience on Your Side

Why Hire Fitzpatrick Jacks Smith & Uhl?
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • More than 150 Years of
    Combined Experience

  • Highly Esteemed Civil & Criminal Lawyers

  • Free & Confidential
    Case Evaluations

  • Successful at Handling High-Profile Cases

  • Utilizing Our Collective Skill
    for Your Greatest Benefit

  • Tactful Investigators &
    Thorough Researchers

  • Tremendous Track Record
    of Case Wins

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  1. Our attorneys have a tremendous track record for success.
  2. We bring nearly two centuries of legal experience to the table.
  3. At our practice, we focus on assisting clients through complex, high-profile cases.
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