Alexandra Jackson has grown up with elder law issues. Her mother is a social worker who has specialized in working with the elderly, helping to guide clients suffering from everything from cancer to dementia. In addition, Alex has been surrounded by lawyers (including her father, uncle and cousin). Alexandra attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She was on the Dean’s list each year she was in Northampton and earned a Liberal Arts Commendation in addition to playing in the Handbell Choir and participating in the Creative Writing Club, among other activities. Alexandra attended Maine Law, graduating Cum Laude. While at Maine Law she also made time to participate in the Women’s Law Association and the Transactional Law Society. During law school Alex became a member of the American and Maine Bar Associations. She is admitted to practice in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts as well as in several federal courts.
During law school Alexandra determined that in addition to practicing veteran’s law with her father, she also wanted to combine her parents’ interests in law and in working with families to develop her own specialty, focusing on planning for families and businesses. To that end, she extensively studied business and tax issues, including estate planning for families and small business owners, and elder law. She has attended the prestigious Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning to hone her estate planning skills. Since that time Alex has coauthored a book, entitled Success Breakthroughs, with author Jack Canfield, the author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She won a Quilly award from the American Academy of Best Selling Authors for her contribution to the book.