Crash Kills Partner of Fox Rothschild, 33, known for kindness, community service
Fox Rothschild attorneys are mourning the loss of Harry Jackson III, a partner in the Atlantic City, New Jersey office, who died in a July 29 car accident. He was 33 years old.
A member of the firm’s gaming department and co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s American Indian law firm, Jackson’s life was full of promise: He partnered in 2021 and recently got engaged.
Jackson died when his car collided with a jackknifed tractor-trailer on Interstate 476 in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, according to The Press of Atlantic City.
“Still hard to believe”
Jackson’s co-workers at the company are “truly devastated” by his death, said CJ Fisher, co-chair of the games department at Fox Rothschild.
“It’s still hard to believe Harry is gone. He was truly one of the nicest, kindest people you will ever meet, and that was the resounding theme for everyone who shared their fondest memories of Harry,” Fisher said.
Jackson was “renowned for his unwavering kindness, generous spirit, and affable manners,” and was “a rising star and respected partner in our gaming department,” Fox Rothschild said in a statement. “He will be deeply missed by his colleagues in the Atlantic City office and the games department and by all those on whom he left an indelible impact throughout the company.”
In November 2021, Tasha Norman of Law.com interviewed Jackson for an article titled “How I Made a Partnership: ‘Find Ways to Set Yourself Apart,’ Says Harry Jackson of Fox Rothschild in New Jersey.” In the article, Jackson opened up about how becoming a partner changed his feelings about his career.
“Since becoming a partner, I’ve been privy to more of the inner workings of the team and all that goes into keeping the department running on all cylinders. It’s great to have the opportunity to help build the legacy of our practice and it makes me proud to be a part of it,” Jackson said in the article.
Jackson was developing expertise in esports, a growing area in the gaming space where professional video game players compete in multiplayer games, Fisher said.
He was ‘passionately proud’ of his Native American heritage and was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, and he followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps as an elected member of his nine-member trial council. in 2014, the Fox Rothschild statement said. As sole attorney, Jackson served as secretary to the council, which oversees the governance of the tribe and establishes laws, resolutions, and administrative and tax policies.
“Give back to your local community, whether as a tribe or more broadly. It’s just who Harry was, and something we can all aspire to,” Fisher said.
“He was great fun to be around, had a great sense of humor. His personal pursuits ranged from his comic book and Lego collections to his affinity for playing pinball,” Fisher said. “That pretty much sums up everything with Harry, and his passion for this stuff, in addition to his professional pursuits.”
To remember Jackson, colleagues chatted, “Throughout the day, thinking about what Harry would do as he tackled the challenges throughout the day, [thinking] how kind and generous he was, and how he behaved and tried to remember himself through it, thus living in Harry’s footsteps,” Fisher said. “We also discussed having a firm day of service or something, focused on kindness and giving back to the community, which Harry was also heavily involved in.”
Fisher said Jackson’s family requested that donations be sent to the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe National General Fund: 118 E. Commerce St. Bridgeton, New Jersey, 08302, or to a Memorial Scholarship Fund created in his memory. Donations to the scholarship fund may be made by sending a check payable to Atlantic County Bar Association (list Harry Jackson Memorial Scholarship in note), 1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08401.