• Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Claims, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1977


University of Toledo, J.D., 1976

University of Colorado at Boulder, M.B.A., 1971

Bowling Green State University, B.S.B.A. (Accounting), 1970


“I listen carefully, come up with a plan for carrying out clients’ desires and work with them to carry out their plans.”

A large part of Louise A. Jackson’s practice is helping clients comply with laws and administrative rules and pronouncements.  During all of her career, she has advised nonprofit organizations, mainly charitable, on all aspects of operation.  The practical side of her advice comes from her long-term involvement in bar association activities and on serving on nonprofit boards.  Her practice areas include all aspects of federal and state taxation, nonprofit organization formation and operation, general business advising and estate planning and probate.  Ms. Jackson is a member of Eastman & Smith.

Ms. Jackson represents clients before federal, especially the IRS, and state administrative agencies in all types of matters.  She saw the operational side of an agency during her 14-year stint as a member of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.  On rare occasions, she has found it necessary to take an administrative appeal through the courts.

She is experienced in all aspects of estate and tax planning with the goal of carrying out the client’s wishes for the distribution of his or her estate according to expressed goals.  She oversees the post-death process and planning, especially where small businesses and/or significant charitable gifts are involved.  Additionally, Ms. Jackson has advised small businesses on formation and operation using her legal knowledge and practical skills acquired in the family construction business when she was growing up.

Honors & Affiliations

Community/Professional Affiliations

Professional Involvement

  • Certified Public Accountant (active license; Ohio 1974 - present)
  • Accountancy Board of Ohio (member, 2020 - 2026)
  • Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (member, 1991 - 2005)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (vice president, 1995 - 1997)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Board of Governors, 2014 - 2017)
  • Toledo Bar Association (president, 2006 - 2007)
  • Toledo Estate Planning Council (board member, 2022 - present)

Community Involvement

  • Catholic Community Foundation - Ohio (immediate past chair)
  • Crime Stopper of Toledo (former director and former secretary)
  • Rotary Club of Toledo
  • Toledo Area Humane Society (chair; director, 2021 - present)
  • Toledo Legal Aid Society (board member, 2022 - present)

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV (5.0/5.0)
  • Toledo Bar Association's Community Service Award (2016)

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