Jackee Walker has been selected as the 2023 Community Service Award recipient by the Loren Miller Bar Association (LMBA). This award is presented annually to a professional or law firm that has given back to the LMBA, the African American community, and the community at large in a meaningful way. Jackee will be celebrated at the LMBA’s Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship Dinner on Friday, May 19, 2023.
Jackee is described as a vocal advocate for the Black community. For many years, she has been driving change in the legal profession through her efforts at Miller Nash, with the LMBA, and through various public speaking engagements. Jackee has been a steward of Miller Nash’s summer associate program, with a concentrated effort to give opportunities to minority students, and is a long-time member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. She also mentors many of the firm’s attorneys of color to ensure they have the tools to succeed.
“We are excited to celebrate Jackee and her meaningful contributions to the profession, Black community, and community at large,” said James F. Johnson, Miller Nash attorney and fellow LMBA board member. “I have known Jackee for over a decade and served with her as a member of the LMBA executive board for several years. I am excited for her to receive this well-deserved recognition. She does more than she would ever let anyone know, but her impact is vast. Jackee is a gem of a human being, the model of success, and someone whose leadership we can all learn from.”
Jackee has served on the LMBA board for several years and is also a trustee for the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington. Outside of her work at Miller Nash, she routinely speaks with law students to give them realistic insights into the profession. Jackee is also a 2022 graduate of the Washington Leadership Institute, a leadership program that trains and develops traditionally underrepresented attorneys for future leadership positions in the Washington State Bar Association and legal community.
“Jackee’s DEI contributions to Miller Nash have been invaluable,” says Brie Coyle Jones, the firm’s chief diversity officer. “She continues to be a thought leader on creating an inclusive firm and passionate advocate for BIPOC attorneys in the Northwest. We’re lucky to have her at Miller Nash.”
About Jackee Walker
Jackee provides strategic legal and business advice to a wide variety of clients in the real estate, telecommunications, transportation, cryptocurrency, and sports industries.
In her real estate practice, Jackee helps local governments navigate all aspects of the eminent domain process, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings, and the associated negotiation and valuation. Over the last decade, she has been involved in hundreds of public projects in the Pacific Northwest, large and small. She has extensive mediation and arbitration experience and is known for resolving cases short of the courtroom. When litigation is unavoidable, Jackee has successfully first-chaired multimillion-dollar cases in Washington courts.
Jackee also advises on cryptocurrency fraud, telecommunications compliance, and is outside counsel to professional sports teams and entertainment venues.
She is a frequent guest speaker on legal issues and has served as author and editor for state and national legal treaties. Since 2015, Jackee has been selected every year for inclusion as a Washington Super Lawyer—Rising Star. She has also been recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch since 2021.
Jackee is a thought leader on diversity and is a relentless champion for those underrepresented in law. By challenging the systems that have kept select groups from succeeding, she is helping to ensure diverse attorneys can flourish and are sufficiently recognized and compensated for their contributions.