Jackson Pahlke

  • Affiliate Instructor


Email: jpahlke@connelly-law.com


B.A. 2014, University of Nebraska J.D. 2017, University of Michigan

Recent Courses

LAW B 521 Trial Advocacy II

Jackson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in May 2017 and began working as a trial lawyer at Connelly Law Offices after passing the bar.

Jackson represents injured people and their families in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.  He is grateful for the opportunity to help people when they need it most. Jackson has successfully tried jury cases in several states. He is also sought out for his legal writing: Jackson has successfully argued at the State of Washington Court of Appeals and won critical trial court motions.

Jackson returns to Michigan Law often to speak about plaintiff’s practice and teach mock trial clinics. He has been an invited guest speaker for Michigan 1L tort classes and a panel discussion on plaintiff’s practice at the University of Seattle Law School.

Jackson is active in the Washington State Association for Justice, which advances the rights of wrongfully injured persons in the state.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

  • Jackson Pahlke, Note. It is Time for Washington State to Take a Stand Against Holmes’s Bad Man: The Value of Punitive Damages in Deterring Big Business and International Tortfeasors, 50 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 215-249 (2016).

Professional Publications

  • Jackson Pahlke et al., Strangers in a Strange Land: Maximizing Statutory Caps and Insurance Limits with “Per Occurrence” Language in Sexual Abuse Cases, WSAJ Trial News (November 2022).
  • Kristen D. Deppe, Frank J. Gonzalez, Jayme L. Neiman, Carly Jacobs, Jackson Pahlke, Kevin B. Smith & John R. Hibbing, Reflective Liberals and Intuitive Conservatives: A Look at the Cognitive Reflection Test and Ideology, 10 Judgment and Decision Making, 314-331 (July 2015).

  • Speaker, "Demonstrative Evidence for Briefing and Trial", Webinar: Getting Started Series, Washington State Association for Justice (February 1, 2023)
  • Speaker, Discovery 101 Webinar CLE, Washington State Association for Justice (January 4, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Government Regulation", 2020 WSAJ Convention, Washington State Association for Justice CLE (January 10, 2020)