Brian Jackson > McGuireWoods LLP > Charlottesville, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
United States


Brian Jackson is the managing partner of the Charlottesville office, and is known for his success in trying high-exposure jury cases on behalf of energy, transportation and manufacturing companies in various jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Energy Litigation

Brian serves as a go-to resource relating to natural gas transmission and distribution for pipeline owners, operators and construction companies. He has experience with securing right-of-way access for the protection of underground assets and has substantial knowledge of the regulatory and investigatory issues arising out of catastrophic explosions, fires and contact incidents.

Brian leads McGuireWoods’ rapid deployment team for cases involving catastrophic incidents and has particular experience with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration corrective action orders and NTSB investigations of these events. Over the course of his career, he has managed responses to pipeline ruptures, explosions and damages cases from Texas to Massachusetts, where he has coordinated onsite crisis management, interfaced with federal and state regulatory agencies, ensured evidence preservation, and managed the coordination of experts.

Litigation Management

As co-director of McGuireWoods’ transportation industry team, Brian has experience in all aspects of litigation management, including first- and third-party claims, class actions, mass actions, personal injury defense and insurance coverage. He has served as national coordinating counsel for discovery and litigation and managed Department of Transportation audits and investigations as well as National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigations. He is well-versed in the complex interplay of regulatory bodies, litigation response and the necessary public relations issues that all arise from catastrophic events. His significant jury trial experience brings a perspective to crisis management that allows him to see a path forward.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Energy > Energy litigation: oil and gas

McGuireWoods LLP handles high-profile litigation for a range of energy clients. A noteworthy area of expertise is catastrophe litigation, including gas pipeline explosions, where Brian Jackson has significant experience. Based in Pittsburgh, Anthony Carna chairs the firm’s oil and gas practice where bet-the-company energy litigation is a growing area of focus. Jackson is based in Charlottesville.