PADC June Member of the Month:
Damian S. Jackson, Reilly McDevitt & Henrich

I earned my Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, and began my legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx, New York. After several years in the Bronx, I took an assignment as Special Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Virgin Islands managing a major narcotics-related criminal prosecution team in both the Federal and territorial courts. After 9-11 I returned to New York and prosecuted insurance fraud cases for the State of New York.

I pivoted my legal career and focused on civil litigation. I am a partner with the law firm of Reilly McDevitt & Henrich and concentrate on complex personal injury, products liability, mass tort and general liability cases. We handle matters for our clients locally, regionally and nationally. Through the representation of our clients have I visited most of the states in the United States.

For me, PADC is a way to network and collaborate with other defense counsel in the area. It allows me to meet attorneys outside of my practice area and expand my knowledge base. PADC is resource for expert referrals, interesting CLEs, and an easy way to stay abreast of legal issues not necessarily germane to my specific practice area but important nonetheless.

A few years ago, I was “coerced” into playing golf for a firm outing. Since that summer, I have been hooked. Besides golf, I love the performing arts and music. The Arts in Philadelphia is an underrated and untapped leisure activity.

Advising and counseling my clients is what I always anticipated being a lawyer would be. The work is consistently challenging and in the age of COVID 19 even more. I remain happy that I picked this profession and I am glad that PADC has been an avenue to enhance me. Connect with me at