Government Experience

  • District of Columbia—Office of the Attorney General: Public Interest Division, Deputy Attorney General, 2018 – 2021; Equity Section, Chief, 2015 – 2018; Civil Litigation Division, General Litigation Section III, Chief, 2008; and Civil Litigation Division, Equity Section and General Litigation Section II, Assistant Attorney General, 2006 – 2008
  • Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division—Employment Litigation Section, Senior Trial Attorney, 2008 – 2015


  • The George Washington University, B.B.A. (1988)
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (1991)


  • District of Columbia
  • Minnesota (Inactive)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Toni Michelle Jackson


Toni Jackson is a first-chair litigator with extensive jury and bench trial experience. She represents clients in federal courts across the country in complex civil actions — class action and multidistrict litigation. Clients rely on Toni to marshal the evidence presented during discovery and either win the case at summary judgment or try the case and win at trial.

Toni routinely counsels private-sector clients whose business interests require frequent interaction with District of Columbia government agencies. She draws from her rich experience as an attorney at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia to counsel major companies and nonprofit organizations on local legislative and regulatory issues. Toni is familiar with all members of the Council of the District of Columbia, along with many senior officials in the executive branch and the district’s independent agencies. During her tenure at OAG, she served as a senior legal adviser to the attorney general, the chief deputy attorney general, and various executive agencies. Toni also served as co- or lead counsel in several bench and jury trials alleging violations of federal and D.C. laws, and she defended the district’s implementation of the First Source Act. Toni routinely negotiated successful resolutions of significant cases for the District of Columbia and participated in dozens of mediations to achieve the best results for her client. While at OAG, Toni received the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Head of a Division in recognition of her significant contributions in the areas of leadership, service, and training.

Toni also represents employers in litigation matters arising under Title VII, Title VI, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. She previously served as a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division. During her time at DOJ, Toni conducted investigations involving allegations of discrimination by state and local governments in hiring, discipline, and retention. She was recognized for her work at DOJ with numerous awards for performance and special achievements.

Toni began her career as a law clerk to the Hon. Gerald W. Heaney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Duluth, Minnesota. She later clerked for the Hon. John M. “Jack” Mason (Mag.) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in St. Paul. Toni is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

Representative Matters

  • Represent a major railroad in multi-district litigation alleging multi-billion-dollar conspiracy to fix fuel prices.
  • Represent a major international company in defense of a class action alleging a defective product.
  • Represent an educational institution in preparing a response to the D.C. Office of the Attorney General inquiry regarding privacy practices.
  • Represent a leading e‐commerce platform in a major antitrust lawsuit filed by the D.C. Attorney General challenging the company’s pricing policies nationwide.
  • Represent a pharmacy industry company in a D.C. Office of the Attorney General inquiry into a cyber security incident.
  • Represent D.C. contractors in class action alleging violations of D.C. Wage and Hour laws.
  • Represented a major automobile manufacturer in multiple consolidated nation-wide class actions alleging vehicle performance defects, breach of warranty, fraud and consumer protection claims.
  • Represented a major beverage company in prosecuting a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement.
  • Represented a leading online retailer in a multistate Attorneys General investigation into driver tips.

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Firm News & Announcements

June 9, 2022 Crowell & Moring’s Toni Michelle Jackson Elected to Litigation Steering Committee of D.C. Bar Communities
April 8, 2022 Toni Michelle Jackson Named a Candidate for Litigation Steering Committee in D.C. Bar Communities Election
April 14, 2021 D.C. Deputy Attorney General Toni Michelle Jackson Joins Crowell & Moring