Edward W. Jackson










Community Connection 
Ed grew up in rural St. Johns, Michigan, and except when he lived in East Lansing and Madison, Wisconsin during his college years, he has lived locally his entire life. Ed is invested in making the community a better place to live, work, and raise a family and especially enjoys the relationships he builds with area families that turn to him for legal advice.   

Education
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1997
B.A., Michigan State University, 1994

Bar admissions
Michigan, 1997
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2006


Memberships
Clinton County Bar Association   
President, 2011 to 2014

Defense Attorney Representative - Mid Michigan Sobriety Court

Defense Attorney Representative - Mid Michigan Mental Health Court
Hazel Findlay Nursing Home  Board of Directors & President of the Board of Trustees
Coach of multiple youth sports leagues


Mediation
Mediator - Completed 40 hours of training and graduated from ICLE General Civil Mediation Training.


Family Law Mediator - Completed 40 hours of specialized training in divorce and custody mediation approved by the Michigan Supreme Court Administrators Office (SCAO).

Erika Anderson Hayes










Community Connection 
Erika grew up in suburbs of Detroit, but has discovered that she prefers the local community and people.  She has lived locally since 2005 and is an active community leader in both St. Johns and DeWitt.

Education
J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 2005
B.A., University of Michigan, 2002

Bar admissions
Michigan, 2005
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2006
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court

Memberships
Clinton County Bar Association
President, 2009 to 2010
Secretary 2008
Treasurer 2007

Michigan State Bar Association
Council Member, Young Lawyers Executive Council (2006-2013)
Member, Family Law Section
St. Johns Downtown Development Authority/Principal Shopping District, Board Member

Clinton Memorial Hospital
Board of Directors
Foundation Board Member
Stroke for Life Committee Member

Capital Area Humane Society
Kiwanis Club of St. Johns
Clinton County Habitat for Humanity, Board Member

Business Networking International (BNI) - Capital Gains Chapter

Awards
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013 and 2014

William G. Jackson











Community Connection 
Bill began his legal career in the Clinton County prosecutor's office, before he "hung his own shingle" on August 15, 1975 in St. Johns. Bill is proudly approaching retirement, and therefore offers only limited office hours, but he continues to provide invaluable guidance to Ed, Erika and Cass.

Education
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1970
B.B.A., Western Michigan University, 1965

Bar admissions
Michigan, 1970
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1974
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 1974

Memberships
Clinton County Bar Association
St. Johns City Commission
Firstbank Board of Directors
Downtown Management Board and Downtown Development Authority   

Director
Past Chairperson
Clinton County Task Force on the formation of Clinton County Development Corporation

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Cassandra A. Smithers










Community Connection
Cass was born in Portland, Michigan, and lived in Portland until the start of high school, when she moved to East Lansing.  She is an East Lansing High School graduate.  Cass stayed in the East Lansing area, and attended MSU where she received her Bachelors Degree.  Cass graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (12th overall in her class) in 2011 with her Law Degree.  Cass has lived with her husband and two children in Laingsburg since late 2014.

Education
B.A., Michigan State University, 2006
J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2011 

Bar Admissions
Michigan Bar, 2012.

Memberships
Clinton County Bar Association

2017 Treasurer