Jackson Lucky has been a neutral with JAMS since August 2021. He serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge for civil and family law cases. Before joining JAMS, Judge Lucky served on the Riverside Superior Court for thirteen years. His assignments included unlimited civil and family law. Judge Lucky was the supervising judge of the family law division from 2012 to 2016 and the criminal supervising judge from 2017 until 2019.
Judge Lucky loves to teach, especially about evidence and technology. He is a lecturer on trial advocacy at the UCLA School of Law. He was faculty at the Bernard E. Witkin Judicial College from 2011 to 2021.
Judge Lucky has served on several boards, including the Asian-Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire, the Riverside County Law Library, the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, the California Judges Association, and the Center for Judicial Education and Research.
Judge Lucky met his wife, Deborah, in law school. They have been married since 1995. They have two adult children and two dogs.
When he’s not with his family, at work, or teaching, Judge Lucky likes to coach mock trial, play with computers, run, and cook (but not at the same time).