Pernell Jackson is an associate in the Philadelphia Office of Kent/McBride and concentrates his practice in the areas of premises liability, construction defect and accident claims, and motor vehicle law. Prior to joining Kent/McBride, Pernell worked for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted a wide range of cases from thefts and burglaries to drug conspiracies and non-fatal shootings.
Pernell graduated magna cum laude from American University Washington College of Law where he was a staff member on the American University Law Review. He was also a member of the Mock Trial Honor Society and was a champion at the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, a finalist at the National Trial Competition for Region 4, and a semifinalist at the National Civil Trial Competition.
Prior to law school, Pernell graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University. After graduation, Pernell served in the United States Army and served a one-year combat tour in Afghanistan. Pernell also served as a police officer in Maryland.
Pernell is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia. He resides in Philadelphia.
Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
United States Army
Served one-year combat tour in Afghanistan (2008)
Criminology from Florida State University (B.S., 2004)
American University Washington College of Law (J.D. 2019)