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Adele R. Jacobs

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Practice Areas:

  • 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

Biography

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.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State of Connecticut
  • Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, 2004-present
  • 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
  • Voices of Hope
  • Founding Member
  • Mission to Combat Racism and Genocide through Education
  • State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee
  • Chairperson, 1998, 2006, 2012
  • 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

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

Languages

  • English

Ancillary Businesses

  • Civil Case Mediation and Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association, Member, 1995 to Present
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100, 2015 to Present
  • State of Connecticut, Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, 2004 to 2012
  • State of Connecticut, Court Arbitrator, 2004 to Present
  • Inns of Court, Invitation only Bar Association, 1995 to Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association Women’s Caucus
  • American Association for Justice

Current Employment Position

  • Partner