Attorney Jacobs was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned her Bachelorâ€™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 familyâ€™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 Lawyerâ€™s Association Womenâ€™s Caucus Connecticut Trial Lawyerâ€™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 1998-present 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 Trucking 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
Education 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