A founding member of the firm, Mr. Jacobson has been litigating and trying cases to verdict in the New York and New Jersey state and federal courts for more than 40 years. He has successfully briefed and argued appeals in the New York Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits. Mr. Jacobson regularly defends products liability, liquor law liability, premises liability, legal malpractice, transportation and significant property damage and first-party actions. Further, in recognition of the growing importance of alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Jacobson has enhanced the negotiating skills gained through years of practical experience by attending numerous advanced courses in mediation and negotiation offered by various bar associations and New York University.
Mr. Jacobson is a two-time past President of the Jewish Lawyers Guild, is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance and has served as a member of the Independent Civil Court Judicial Screening Panel.
He is also the firm liaison to the Harmonie Group where he has served as the Group’s president-elect, president and immediate past president, a member of its Board of Directors and as a member of its Presidents Committee, which sets the agenda for the organization’s annual activities. Finally, Mr. Jacobson has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer since 2012.
|Alternative Dispute Resolution
Motor Vehicle Liability
Professional Liability Defense
Toxic and Environmental
|American University, B.A. (1974)
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. (1979)
|International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
New York State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers’ Association, Supreme Court Committee
Kings County Bar Association
Jewish Lawyers Guild, President (2009-2013)
New York Trial Lawyers Alliance, Board of Directors(2000-present)
Harmonie Group, President Elect (2013-2015), President (2015-2017) and Immediate Past President (2017-2019).
|New York, 1980
New Jersey, 1982
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1980
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2010
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1993