J. Jackson Waste
Jackson Waste’s practice focuses on all aspects of business litigation, specializing in the representation of creditors both in and out of the bankruptcy process.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Waste spent two years in rural New Mexico as a teacher with Teach For America, a national non-profit organization that aims to close the educational achievement gap in low-income areas. After finishing law school, Jackson clerked for Hon. Christopher Klein of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California. During that time, he was able to work on many complex bankruptcy cases, including the City of Stockton’s landmark municipal bankruptcy. At Baker Manock & Jensen, Jackson works in litigation where he helps to resolve all manner of business and commercial disputes. He regularly speaks to groups of attorneys and publishes on subjects relating to creditor-focused bankruptcy law. Jackson’s experience includes the defense of creditors and debt collectors in actions brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
- University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D., 2012
- University of California, Berkeley, B.A., with distinction, 2007
- Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Christopher M. Klein, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California (2012-2013)
- Fresno County Bar Association
- Fresno Leading Young Professionals (former member of the Board of DIrectors)
- Leadership Fresno graduate (Class 33)
- State Bar of California (2012)
Publications and Speaking Engagements
- Presenter: Rights and Obligations Following Death of Borrower – Central California Bankruptcy Association (Fresno, CA – Jan. 2018)
- Presenter: Bankruptcy for Litigators: An Overview – Baker Manock & Jensen (Fresno, CA – Jan. 2017)
- Presenter: “Pleading and Prosecuting Adversary Proceedings” – Northern California Bankruptcy Conference (Sacramento, CA – Feb. 2015)
- Student Loan Discharge Decisions Poke Holes in the Brunner Test” – 33-FEB Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 42 (2014)
“Stretching a Rule Till it Breaks: The Unexamined Inapplicability of Till in Chapter 12 Cases Involving a Debtor’s Primary Residence” – American Bankruptcy Institute Business Reorganization Committee Newsletter (June 17, 2015).