Adele Jacobs

Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC
1087 Broad St. 4th Fl.
Bridgeport, CT 6604
(203) 332-7700

Attorney Jacobs was born and raised in Connecticut. 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 and is 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 had advanced training as a civil case mediator as well as being trained as a divorce mediator.

Professional Associations and Memberships
State of Connecticut
Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, 2004-2012
Court Arbitrator, 2004-present
Inns of Court
Invitation only Bar Association, 1995-present
Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association Women’s Caucus
Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association
American Association for Justice
Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2007
New England Super Lawyers, 2008
Voices of Hope
Executive Vice President
Founding Member
Mission to Combat Racism and Genocide through Education
State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee
Chairperson, 1998, 2006, 2012, 2018
Committee member 1992-present
Town of Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration Committee
Jewish Center for Community Services
Board Vice President , 2002-2004
Executive Committee, 2000-2004
Board Member,  1993-2004
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

Areas of Practice
Personal Injury
Auto Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Uninsured Motorists
Dog Bites
Head and Spinal Injuries
Trucking Accidents
Dental Malpractice
Motor Vehicle Defects
Pharmaceutical Injuries
Injuries from Chemicals & Cosmetics
Medical Products & Devices
Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Birth Injuries
Burn Injuries
Trampoline Injuries
Victims of Drunk Driving

Bar Admissions
State of New York, 1984
State of Connecticut, 1992
Federal Court, Southern District of New York, 1984
Federal Court, Eastern District of New York, 1984
Federal Court, State of Connecticut, 1992

Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
J.D.  1983
Smith College
B.A.  1980

Ancillary Businesses
Civil Case Mediation and Arbitration
Divorce Mediation