Brian Anthony Jackson (born 1960) is an American lawyer and the Chief United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Born in New Orleans, Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1982 and a law degree in 1985 from Southern University Law Center. He also earned a master of laws degree in international and comparative law from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000.
On October 29, 2009, President Obama nominated Jackson to a seat on the federal bench. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 15, 2010, and received commission on June 15, 2010.
A former shareholder in Liskow and Lewis in New Orleans, Jackson joined the firm following a 16-year career in the U.S. Department of Justice. Jackson served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana from 1994 to 2002.
In 1998, he joined the Justice Department as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. Jackson has also served as an Assistant General Counsel and General Attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and as Assistant Director for the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.
A 2010 inductee in the Southern University Hall of Fame, Judge Jackson is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and Louisiana State Bar Association. Jackson is also a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.