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Adele Jacobs

Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC
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Adele Jacobs
Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC
Bridgeport,
 CT

Partner

Attorney Jacobs was born and raised in Connecticut. After graduating from high school, she attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics. Immediately following college, she attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and graduated in 1983 with a Juris Doctor degree. She has been admitted to practice law in the State Courts in both New York and Connecticut, as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern District Court of New York, the Eastern District Court of New York, and the District Court of Connecticut.

After graduating from law school, Attorney Jacobs worked as outside counsel for State Farm Insurance Company, and subsequently worked as staff counsel for the Home Insurance Company, and Chubb Insurance Group, all in New York City. In 1992, Attorney Jacobs established her own practice in Connecticut, representing people who had been injured, utilizing the wealth of knowledge obtained while working for insurance companies. The experience of working for insurance companies has resulted in her being able to effectively and successfully resolve cases to the benefit of her clients.

Since 1992, Attorney Jacobs has dedicated herself to representing injured people. Attorney Jacobs has had multiple cases that settled in excess of one million dollars, and the dedication to detail and her perseverance have resulted in those cases settling before trial. The cases that have been successfully tried to verdict have all resulted in awards well in excess of the offers made.

Attorney Jacobs has been very committed and involved in her community, and continues her family's tradition of charitable giving and concern for others. In addition, she volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, and Court Arbitrator, to assist the Courts in resolving cases. Attorney Jacobs has also successfully completed over 160 hours of training as a divorce mediator.

Education

Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York

J.D. - 1983

Smith College

B.A. - 1980

Major: Economics

Bar Admission

New York, 1984

Connecticut, 1992

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1984

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1984

U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1992

Honors

Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2007- Present

New England Super Lawyers, 2008- Present

A.O. Samuels Young Leadership Award Recipient, Jewish Center for Community Services, 1997

Council of Jewish Federations Award, Jewish Center for Community Services, 1997

National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2015-2018

Pro-Bono Activities

Voices of Hope, Executive Vice President

Voices of Hope, Founding Member

Mission to Combat Racism and Genocide through Education, Voices of Hope

State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee, Chairperson, 1998, 2006, 2012, 2018

State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee, Committee Member, 1992-present

Town of Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration Committee, 1998 to Present

Jewish Center for Community Services, Board Vice President , 2002-2004

Jewish Center for Community Services, Executive Committee, 2000-2004

Jewish Center for Community Services, Board Member, 1993-2004

Fairfield Public Schools Volunteer, 1997-2009

Jewish Center for Community Services, Chairperson Fundraising Campaigns, 1994-1997

Past Positions

State Farm Insurance Company, Outside Counsel

Home Insurance Company, Staff Counsel

Chubb Insurance Group, Staff Counsel

Ancillary Businesses

Civil Case Mediation and Arbitration

Divorce Mediation

Litigation

100%

Languages

English

Professional Associations

National Trial Lawyers, Top 100, 2015 to Present

State of Connecticut

State of Connecticut, Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, 2004-present

State of Connecticut, Court Arbitrator, 2004-present

State of Connecticut, Inns of Court

State of Connecticut, Invitation only Bar Association, 1995-present

Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association Women's Caucus

Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association

American Association for Justice

Voices of Hope, Founding Member

Mission to Combat Racism and Genocide through Education

State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee, Chairperson, 1998, 2006, 2012

State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee, Committee Member, 1992-present

Town of Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration Committee, 1998-present

Jewish Center for Community Services, Board Vice President, 2002-2004

Jewish Center for Community Services, Executive Committee, 2000-2004

Jewish Center for Community Services, Board Member, 1993-2004

Jewish Center for Community Services, Chairperson Fundraising Campaigns, 1994-1997

A.O. Samuels Young Leadership Award Recipient, 1997

Council of Jewish Federations Award, 1997

Fairfield Public Schools Volunteer, 1997-2009


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