Civil and Estate Law Firm in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Our History

Frank B. Jackson created the firm in 1994. Jackson moved back to Hendersonville (his hometown) after an eight-year stint in Chapel Hill, where he trained under well-known litigation attorney John T. Manning. After working for several general practice firms as an associate, then partner, Jackson decided to start his own firm in February of 1994.

Along the way, Jackson has twice been selected as one of North Carolina's preeminent attorneys, and has served two terms as District Bar President as well as President of the Henderson County Bar. Beginning with the University of North Carolina Law Review, Jackson has authored numerous articles in the fields of civil litigation and estate administration. Jackson continues to maintain a busy litigation practice, which includes personal injury, wrongful death, construction law, estate related litigation, family law, and estate administration practice.

The firm has experienced steady growth since its inception and now has four full-time attorneys, including:

James Palmer joined the firm in August 2002. James’s practice includes family law, guardianships, adoptions, collections, foreclosures, real estate litigation, and various landlord/tenant issues. James has also been involved in assisting various commercial developments and issues regarding homeowner’s associations. James has been a member of the firm for 15 years since graduating with honors from North Carolina Central University law school.

Angela Beeker has been a member of the firm since 2010. Angela was formerly the attorney for Henderson County. After a stint as a sole practitioner, she joined the firm and has become a valuable asset. Angela's engineering degree from Duke University has strengthened the firm’s construction litigation section. Her experience in residential and commercial zoning issues has been of great assistance to clients and the firm. On her own and with Jackson, she has been involved with several complex commercial cases, some of which are ongoing.

In addition, the firm has several support staff, including a former assistant clerk of court and a licensed (but inactive) realtor.