Michael W. Jackson is an Alabama District Attorney was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee on November 18, 1963. He received his undergraduate degree at Centre College (Danville, Kentucky) with a double major in Economics/Management and Government in 1985. He received his Juris Doctor in 1988 from Florida State University College of Law.
Michael became Selma Municipal Judge in 1995 and served until 1998. He became the first African American District Attorney in the 4th Judicial Circuit, which includes historical Selma, Alabama. He is the only African American currently serving as District Attorney in Alabama. While in office, DA Jackson has prosecuted several national profile cases, including the Alabama Church Arson Cases in Bibb County, Alabama, the Alabama Artifacts Case and the case of Ex- State Trooper James Bonard Fowler charged with the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson.