Jesse Quackenbush


Biographical Summary

In 1984, Mr. Quackenbush graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.A. majoring in Political Science with a minor in Journalism & Communications.  In 1987, he graduated from the University of Houston Law Center. He is currently licensed to practice law in New York, Texas and New Mexico. For the last 36 years he has practiced civil trial law as well as constitutional law focusing on criminal defense. He is a certified mediator and has personally participated in over 500 mediations. He has litigated over 250 jury trials, both civil and criminal cases.  

Mr. Quackenbush recently graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s screenwriting, producing and directing programs. During his time at UCLA, he wrote four feature length screenplays and a six-episode, limited series bio-pic about Americas most famous trial lawyer, Clarence Darrow. He plans to produce and direct those films, at least partially, in the Panhandle of Texas. In 2009, he wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, The Last Word.

Mr. Quackenbush is Catholic. He has five children and ten grandchildren and lives in Amarillo, Texas. He has served as a baseball coach for Kids, Inc. and Amarillo’s YMCA. His children and grandchildren are active members of 4-H and Future Farmers of America. He is a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association and enjoys bird hunting. He is a contributing member of Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Republican Party. He considers himself a “Constitutionalist,” and describes his legal philosophy as being aligned with former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Mr. Quackenbush’s hobbies include collecting fine art, rare books and historically significant letters of American politicians, authors and film directors. He enjoys raising chickens and goats and hopes to someday operate a small dairy farm and cheese plant.