Julian A. Jackson-Fannin is an Associate in the firm's Trial Practice Group. Mr. Jackson-Fannin's experience includes commercial, construction defect, employment, and intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Mr. Jackson-Fannin served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald L. Graham of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Jackson-Fannin began his career as an Assistant Public Defender in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he tried nineteen cases to verdict and defended clients in numerous violation of probation and evidentiary hearings.

Mr. Jackson-Fannin is a 2011 cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University College of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Florida A&M University Law Review, and a graduate of Emory University.


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Litigation


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • Florida A&M University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
    - Editor-in-Chief, Florida A&M University Law Review
    - Book Awards Received In: Torts I, Civil Procedure II, and Contracts II
  • Emory University, B.A., 2003


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2015-present
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Donald L. Graham, 2013-2015
  • Office of the Public Defender for the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida
    - Assistant Public Defender, 2011-2013

Professional Activities

  • The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee Vice Chairman, 2018-2019

  • The Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class III Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Federal Bar Association, 2014-present
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, 2014-present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
    - Diversity Committee Liaison, 2012-2013
  • American Bar Association, 2011-present

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Clemency Project Pro Bono Program
  • Chapman Partnership Homeless Empowerment Initiative

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, "What Employers Should Know When Considering Using Payroll Cards to Pay Employees’ Wages," The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal, Labor & Employment, December 2017

  • Co-Author, "Using Payroll Cards To Pay Employees' Wages," Law360 (2016)
  • Co-Author, "A Call to Arms: How Timing Matters Under the New Defend Trade Secrets Act," Duane Morris Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law Blog, (2016)
  • Editor, "New Directions in Environmental Law & Justice Symposium Edition," 6 Fla. A&M U.L. Rev. (2011)
  • Editor, "Social Justice, Development and Equality: Comparative Perspectives on Modern Praxis," 6 Fla. A&M U.L. Rev. (2010)