James B Jackson

James B Jackson

Independence , Missouri

Professional Experience

Attorney for Government Services Administration/Federal Register

Attorney for Missouri State Highway and Transportation Commission

Private practice, with emphasis on real estate trial work and all types of real estate work, including considerable work in eminent domain, sales, leases, easements, damages to property, probate, construction law and zoning. Also commercial contract work.

Trial Experience

Over forty first chair jury trials in many counties in Western Missouri and in Kansas in eminent domain, personal injury and insurance law.

Over twenty-five appeals written in Missouri and Kansas. Two appeals to the United States Supreme Court.

Speaker at several Annual Meetings of the Missouri Bar on Eminent Domain topics, as well as at other Bar functions.

Speaker at numerous Eminent Domain Committee meetings of the Missouri Bar

Speaker at numerous seminars given to lawyers on real property subjects sponsored by the National Business Institute, including shopping center leases, leases, access to roads, boundary law, and property damage.

Language Facility
French (Fair to Good)
Spanish (Some)
Private Pilots License
Amateur Radio License

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Constitutional Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Tax Increment Financing

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1977
  • Kansas, 1990
  • Arizona, 1985


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
  • University of Arizona


  • Presenter - NBI's Commercial Real Estate from A-Z in June of 2014: Leases and Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Instructor, Business Law, Maple Woods Community College
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Business Organizations, Real Estate Law, , Avila College (Undergraduate Paralegal Program)
  • "Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts", National Business Institute, 2007
  • "Road and Access Law: Successfully Handling Disputes", National Business Institute, 2008
  • "Preventing or Successfully Resolving Residential Eviction Actions in Missouri", National Business Institute, 2005
  • "Commercial Leases: Negotiating Key Provisions", National Business Institute, 2011
  • "Handling Eminent Domain Cases in Missouri and Kansas", Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2012
  • "Numerous programs", Eminent Domain Committee of the Missouri Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar, 1977
  • Kansas Bar, 1990
  • Arizona Bar, 1985
  • Missouri Bar, Chairman, Eminent Domain Committee, 1991 - 1993

James B. Jackson, P.C.

14500 East 42nd Street
Suite 260
Independence, MO 64055-4758
Telephone: 816-221-1700
Toll Free: 1-866-LAND USE
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At the law office of James B. Jackson, P.C., I represent clients throughout the Kansas City Metro area, including those in Kansas City, KS; Overland Park, KS; Olathe, KS; Lenexa, KS; Lawrence, KS; Independence, MO; Kansas City, MO; Lee's Summit, MO; Blue Springs, MO; Liberty, MO ; Belton, MO ; Raymore, MO; Raytown, MO; Grandview, MO; North Kansas City, MO; Parkville, MO; Oak Grove, MO; Cass County, Clay County, Clinton County, Henry County, Jackson County, Lafayette County, Platte County, Ray County, Johnson County, Leavenworth County, Miami County and Wyandotte County.