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LaMarr J. Jackson



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LaMarr’s practice is centered on Matrimonial and Family Law, Business Law, Labor Relations, Arbitration, Criminal Law, and Education.


  • Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Labor Relations
  • Business Law
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Criminal Law


  • Admitted to practice, Connecticut (1994)
  • Admitted to practice, New York (1999)
  • Admitted to U. S. District Court, Western District of New York (1997)


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D. (1992)
  • State University of New York at Brockport, M.S in Education (1974)
  • Central State University, Ohio, B. S in Business Administration (1968)
  • Cornell University, Graduate Certificate in Industrial Labor Relations, (1984)
  • Oxford University, England, Certificate in International Labor Relations (1988)
  • Cornell University, American Arbitration and Hofstra Law School, Graduate of Arbitration Training Program (1986)


  • Admitted to practice, Connecticut  (1994)
  • Admitted to U. S. District Court, Western District of New York (1997)
  • Admitted to practice, New York  (1999)
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Rochester Black Bar Association
  • Fourth Department Attorney Grievance Committee, 7th Judicial District (2085 – 2011)
  • Member, New York State Industrial Board of Appeals (2009 – Present)
  • Permanent New York State Teacher License


  • Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP (2015-Present)
  • Harris, Chesworth, O’Brien, Johnstone & Welch, LLP (2004-2015)
  • Town Attorney Town of Riga (2006-2007)
  • Special Prosecutor, Town of Riga (2006-2009)
  • Sole Practitioner (1999 – 2005)
  • Arbitrator (Sole Practitioner) (1984 – Present)
  • Adjunct Faculty Keuka College (2005 – 2009)
  • Adjunct Faculty Rochester Institute of Technology, (1996-2003)
  • Assistant Professor, St. John Fisher College Graduate School of Management (1992-1996)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Cornell University (1995-2000)
  • Corporate Director, Post Corporation, Appleton, WI (1978-1984)


  • Board of Directors, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (2008 – present)
  • Faculty of United Way of Greater Rochester for African-American Leadership Development Program (1994 – 2006)
  • Board of Directors, League of Women Voters (2000-2006)
  • Board of Directors, Friends of School of the Arts (2005 – 2010)
  • Board of Directors, American Association of University Women (1998-2000)
  • Advisory Council, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, (1976 –1980)
  • Board of Directors, Junior League of Rochester (1985-86)
  • Board of Directors, United Way (1980-1989)
  • Founding Member, Rochester Women’s Network (1977)
  • Board of Directors, YWCA (2001 – 2004)Xerox Fellowship, 1991,1992, Fellow for Law School


LaMarr J. Jackson was admitted to the bar in Connecticut in 1994 and in New York in 1999. She is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Ms. Jackson graduated from Central State University with a degree in Business Administration. In addition, Ms. Jackson earned an M.S. in Education from State University of New York at Brockport and a Graduate Certificate in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University. She obtained a Juris Doctor from University at Buffalo School of Law in 1992. Ms. Jackson is a member of the New York Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Rochester Black Bar Association.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Jackson was an Assistant Professor at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York. Upon her appointment she was the first African American person to be on a tenure track at the college. She has taught law for over 15 years at area colleges on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Ms. Jackson has served on the Adjunct Faculty at the State University of New York at Brockport, Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations and Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, she holds a permanent New York State teacher license and is a former teacher in the Rochester City School District. She is the former Town Attorney and Special Prosecutor for the Town of Riga, Monroe County.

Ms. Jackson’s law practice is concentrated in the areas of criminal, civil and family law. She is a member of the New York Industrial Board of Appeals and conducts hearings across the state on wage and labor law. In addition she is a Hearing Examiner for the City of Rochester, and an arbitrator for the Rochester City Small Claims Court.