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J. Jackson Eaton, III


J. Jackson Eaton, III focuses on municipal, business, and commercial law, representing both small businesses and multi-state corporations in various corporate matters, contracts, commercial transactions, and commercial finance. He represents producers of nationally and internationally syndicated television programs in production, distribution, and licensing agreements and advises numerous dairy industry clients.

Jackson also represents non-profit groups including major arts organizations, psychiatric hospitals, health care and residential treatment facilities, and privately operated correctional facilities.

In his municipal law practice, Jackson has served as attorney for township and county governments and as City Solicitor for the City of Allentown.  He has represented municipalities and private parties in zoning, land development, tax, condemnation, assessment, public works contracts, tax exempt financing, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and other code enforcement, and a broad range of municipal law matters.  Jackson also served in the Office of General Counsel of the Secretary of Defense and has drafted legislation for state and federal statutes as well as local ordinances.

Areas of Practice



  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1968
  • George Washington University, M.A., 1976
  • Princeton University, B.A., 1965

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County

Community Involvement

  • First Presbyterian Church of Allentown Board of Trustees


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