Abigail (Abby) Pennell brings over 5 years of scheduling and front office management experience to the Jackson Law Firm team. She previously focused her career in the dental industry and transitioned seamlessly into the legal field, providing exceptional customer service and support to our clients.
Abby was born and raised in Lancaster County and currently resides in Millersburg with her boyfriend and two cats. She is an avid reader of fantasy and mystery novels and loves to bake and travel for college football games.
Jaron P. Castranio, Esq. is an associate attorney with Jackson Law Firm, PLLC. His practice is focused on estate planning, corporate services, and estate administration. Jaron is also the lead attorney for the firm’s Corporate Counsel Program. Prior to joining Jackson Law Firm, Jaron was a Deputy Attorney General with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General through its honors fellowship program.
Jaron is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, class of 2021, and has a certificate in Health Law and Policy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2018.
Jaron enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking and photography. He resides in his hometown of Mechanicsburg with his wife and three cats.
Jen Larson Thompson joined the Jackson Law Firm team as Legal Analyst / Case Manager in October 2021. Jen earned her J.D. from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in May 2021 and plans to sit for the February 2022 Pennsylvania Bar. In addition to her law degree, Jen has bachelor's degrees from Indiana University in Psychology and Criminal Justice.
Prior to transitioning her focus to the law, Jen had a successful 10-year sales and marketing career in media and the private sector. As a result, she brings a consultative approach to assisting our clients with their needs. Outside of work, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband Rob, their chinchilla, cooking, running and attending live music events.
Since joining Jackson Law Firm in 2018, Aimee has become an integral member of our administrative and client services teams. Whether supporting internal operations or facilitating the details of a specific case, Aimee works closely with all members of the firm to ensure a seamless process for our clients. Additionally, Aimee serves as the executive assistant for Attorney Aaron Jackson.
Aimee has two children that keep her busy outside of work, along with her 90+ pound German Shephard! She is also a licensed stylist and enjoys helping her friends and loved ones look their very best for weddings, proms and other special events.
Ashley Shoemaker joined the Jackson Law Firm team in November 2021 as an administrative coordinator and was quickly promoted to Legal Assistant in February 2022. Her background in administrative work and her compassion for people allow her to excel in all aspects of client and staff service and support. Ashley provides administrative support to the firm’s managing attorney, associate attorney, and senior estates paralegal.
When she’s not at work, Ashley enjoys being with her two children, and spending time with family and friends. Whenever she has free time, you’ll find her with a paint brush in hand as she is also an artist.
David is truly an expert in his field, bringing over 30 years’ experience as an estate paralegal to Jackson Law Firm, PLLC. He is experienced in all aspects of estate administration and the preparations of estate accountings, and estate, gift, and income tax returns. Dave is a Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal and belongs to the Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Associations (CPPA).
Jessica Paden joined the Jackson Law Firm team in December 2019 as an administrative assistant. She quickly found a passion for the law and began her Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). While mastering her Estates and Estate Planning coursework, Jessica became an integral part of the legal processes within the firm and was promoted to the position of Paralegal. She currently supports the firm’s estate administration and corporate services departments, specializing in entity formations and real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Jackson Law Firm, Jessica served in a variety of customer service-related positions fostering an unparalleled service-focused mindset. Jessica is committed to the client experience and ensures every interaction with the firm is welcoming, positive, and precise. She is a person you will be glad to have met.
When not working in and studying the law, Jessica enjoys spending time with her children, extended family, and friends. She also enjoys getting lost in a good book and has a passion for writing.
Julia Jackson, PHR, SHRM-CP, serves as the firm administrator for Jackson Law Firm, PLLC supporting the firm’s operations in the areas of finance and accounting, business development, office management and client relations. She also supports the firm’s business owner clients in the areas of human resource management and employee benefits.
Prior to joining Jackson Law Firm, PLLC in 2016, Julia served as the Deputy Director, Insurance Pool Operations for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), and the Executive Director for the Society of County Human Resource Professionals of Pennsylvania (SCHRPP).
Julia is graduate of Liberty University with bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration. She maintains both the Professional of Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications and is a licensed insurance producer in areas of Accident and Health, Life and Fixed Annuities.
Kristen Snyder, Esq. is the managing attorney for the corporate services department of Jackson Law Firm, PLLC. She specializes her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate counseling and governance services, as well as providing business and personal succession planning solutions.
Kristen earned her JD / MBA at Pepperdine University and her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Messiah College. She resides in Mechanicsburg with her family.
Aaron C. Jackson, Esq. is the founder of Jackson Law Firm, PLLC, a boutique law firm focusing exclusively on trust, estate and business planning services, including asset protection, tax planning and charitable planning. Additionally, Jackson Law Firm, PLLC provides business counsel and merger and acquisition services to its business owner clients.
Prior to founding Jackson Law Firm, PLLC, Aaron served as a shareholder for two premier Harrisburg law firms in their tax, estates and trusts practice groups. He has dedicated his career to serving the needs of clients in the Central Pennsylvania region and throughout the Commonwealth.
In addition to his legal practice, Aaron has served on several community boards and committees to include: the Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania Board of Directors (Past President), Bethesda Mission Board of Directors (Past President), the West Shore YMCA Board of Directors, the Carole Landis Foundation for Social Action Board of Directors, Chambersburg Country Club Board of Directors (Current President), and the West Shore Country Club Membership Committee. Aaron is also a member of Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Central PA.
Aaron is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, class of 2005. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Liberty University in 2001.
Executive Assistant/Licensed PA Real Estate Agent
Carrie was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. She has a working knowledge of the local real estate market and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the Commonwealth of Pa. Before coming to Walters Appraisal Services, she was employed by Dunn & Bradstreet and Superior On-Line Information Services where she performed managerial duties along with being a quality approval editor.
She enjoys going to live music events, in particular hearing her husband, Darren, perform. She also enjoys spending time at home with Darren & their dog, being outdoors close to nature, bird/hawk watching, going on motorcycle rides, camping and similar activities.