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Jabari A. Jackson

Jabari A. Jackson


“My years in private and government service specializing in real estate and property tax matters allows me to lend a unique perspective to the extensive knowledge and experience of the attorneys at O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes.”

Jabari A. Jackson

Jabari A. Jackson joined O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes in 2020 as an attorney focusing on commercial real estate taxes and tax appeals. He has more than 20 years of experience analyzing property tax appeals, resolving issues regarding property tax incentives and exemptions, completing commercial and residential real estate closings, and working as a counsel to local government bodies regarding commercial property taxation.

Jabari worked as an analyst at the Cook County Board of Review from 2011 to 2020. He also served as legal counsel at the Cook County Assessor’s Office from 2008 to 2010. Prior to working for Cook County, Jabari was one of four attorneys at Tiller, Jackson & Associates, where he specialized in commercial and residential real estate closings.


Jabari focuses his practice on:

  • Commercial real estate owners and managers
  • Chicago area and regional commercial real estate firms
  • Small to mid-sized businesses

Practice areas:

  • General property taxation matters
  • State and local property tax appeals
  • Negotiating, obtaining and implementing tax incentives and classification changes in Cook County
  • Real estate tax exemption matters

Member of:

Chicago Bar Association

Institute for Professionals in Taxation

bar admissions

Illinois, 2001


Morehouse College, Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration

Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor

The John Marshall Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Real Estate

Government Service

Cook County Assessor’s Office, Legal Counsel, 2008-2010

Cook County Board of Review, Analyst, 2011-2013, 2014-2020

Cook County Clerk’s Office, Deputy Director, Bureau of Vital Records, 2013-2014

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk and Deputy General Counsel/Compliance Officer, 2002-2004