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University of California at Irvine, BA, 1972
University of California at Los Angeles, JD, 1975

Personal Injury
Product Liability
Premises Liabiltity

Practice Experience:

Mr. Jacobs recently retired after 40 years of litigation and trial practice, with emphasis on representing plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury and wrongful death cases. From 1976 to 1995 his practice was in Southern California, with George S. Alfieris & Associates, then with Berglund & Johnson, handling cases throughout Southern California from Monterey to San Diego Counties. During that time he also served as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Municipal Court system. In 1995 he moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he opened a solo practice, and in 1999 became a partner in the law firm now known as Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS, where he remained until his retirement in 2016. He has frequently served as arbitrator, both in private arbitrations and in the Clark County MAR program..

Professional Activities:

Mr. Jacobs has received the “AV” peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics. He has served on the Bench-Bar Committee of the Clark County Bar Association, and the Judicial Relations Committee of Washington State Association for Justice. He served three terms, including one as chair, of the Aviation Advisory Committee of the City of Vancouver.


Before attending law school, Mr. Jacobs worked as a flight instructor and charter pilot. He holds a commercial pilot certificate covering single and multi-engine airplanes, instrument rating, and advanced ground instructor certificate. He has logged over 4,000 hours in nearly fifty years as a licensed pilot.

Admitted to Practice:

Mr. Jacobs has been admitted to practice in the State of Washington since 1995. Prior to retirement he had also been admitted in California State Courts (inactive status since 1995 - resigned upon retirement 2016); Oregon State Courts (2002-2016, retired); U.S. District Courts of the Central District of California, Western District of Washington and District of Oregon; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and Supreme Court of the United States.

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