“Real Counsel for Real People”
Jacob has been representing and advocating on behalf of victims and survivors of traumatic injury for over 20 years. He takes pride in helping his clients get the care they need while navigating the complex legal-insurance claims process and holding accountable those responsible for the harm they cause. Jacob applies his life experience, training, and client-centered focus to provide pragmatic, solution-based advocacy.
Since his bar admission in 2010, Jacob has represented individuals throughout Washington State. He is an active member of the American Association of Justice, Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle status), as well as the King and Snohomish County Bar Associations. Jacob has authored and lectured on personal injury related topics, educating peers and healthcare providers in his practice area. He has received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV Preeminent®, the highest level of professional excellence; and the “Client Choice” award on Avvo.com.
Jacob’s work in public service started early, while still in law school where he provided pro-bono services to indigent, elderly, and disabled individuals through the law school’s legal clinical program. He also excelled in the Trial Advocacy Honor Society program.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Jacob worked as a senior negotiator and Litigation Specialist for Farmers Insurance where he investigated, evaluated, and resolved first- and third-party injury claims and coverage disputes on the company’s behalf. He completed the Claims Management Training (CMT) Program, served as a backup Claims Supervisor, and was certified as a Liability Claims Specialist by the Insurance Institute of America. He transitioned to advocating for injured individuals in 2002 first as a case manager and then attorney, for a Seattle-based personal injury firm.
Born and raised in central Illinois, Jacob moved to Seattle in 1994 after receiving a BA in Theater Arts (Directing and Production) from Eastern Illinois University. He worked for over a decade as a director, actor, and stage manager throughout the Puget Sound region. Building upon this foundation, Jacob brings his expertise in authentic communication, empathetic relatability, and narrative storytelling to his trial work.
Jacob lives in Snohomish County with his spouse Danielle, also an attorney, and their son.