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Jay Douglas Jacobson

also known as Jay D Jacobson, Jay Jacobson

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Jay D. Jacobson practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Since his admittance to the New York State Bar in 1994, Mr. Jacobson has handled injury and death cases resulting from negligence involving motor vehicles, commercial and residential premises, sidewalk defects, street defects, construction defects, slip and falls, unsafe construction sites and more. Mr. Jacobson has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients over the years.

Mr. Jacobson is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York Sate Association of Trial Lawyers, Sufflok County Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Care, an organization that offered free representation for the families of those killed in the attacks of September 11th. Mr. Jacobson is also admitted to practice in the federal Southern District of New York. He is also the former Vice-Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Plaintiff’s Roundtable Committee, and its former co-chair, and has lectured on liability issues for the Nassau Academy of Law.

Mr. Jacobson is originally from Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Woodbury, Long Island. He is a graduate of Syosset High School with honors. He attended the State University of New York at Albany, where he graduated with a B.S. in political science from the prestigious Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. After graduation from college, Mr. Jacobson became a private investigator working in Long Island and New York City for insurance companies and their attorneys, assisting in the defense of personal injury and wrongful death actions. That experience gave him valuable insight into how insurance companies and their law firms defend the claims he now brings on behalf of his clients and their families. Private investigation also gave him invaluable first-hand knowledge of accident scene investigation and reconstruction, critical in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of every case he handles.

In 1990, Mr. Jacobson relocated from Long Island to Manhattan and entered Brooklyn Law School. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1993. During law school and after graduation, he worked in downtown Manhattan at The Law Offices of Joseph T. Mullen, Jr. In 1994, he began working at the boutique firm of Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, also located in Downtown Manhattan, where he practiced in the areas of plaintiff personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, of counsel litigation and appeals. In 1998, Mr. Jacobson left PPID and opened up his own law firm located in Midtown Manhattan, continuing to practice in the areas of plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Jacobson splits his time between his two offices, one in midtown Manhattan and the other in Melville, Long Island.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%

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  • Martin Braunschweig

    I endorse this lawyer. I am a tax attorney and I know many personal injury attorneys. I have known Jay for many years. He continuously impresses me with his ability to win big verdicts at trial. If you are in need of an excellent personal injury attorney who knows how to win big cases at trial, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jay Jacobson.


    Martin Braunschweig
    Relationship: Friend

  • Rima Catherine Bardawil

    Mr. Jacobson''s track record shows he fights hard, and has obtained significant awards for clients who have been victims of catastrophic negligence. I endorse this lawyer.


    Rima Bardawil Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jay D Jacobson PLLC

225 Broad Hollow Road.
Suite 200
Melville, NY, 11747


NYCurrently registered 199403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office Jay D Jacobson PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerFoley Griffin Jacobson & Faria, LLP2000 - 2010
PartnerGinsberg & Jacobson, LLP1998 - 2000
AssociatePollack Pollack Isaac & DeCicco1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersN/A2008 - Present
Trial Lawyers CareN/A2002 - 2006
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
The Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A1994 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Passengers In a Auto AccidentAwarded $2,224,802
SUV AccidentAward $1,055,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
State University of AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nassau County Bar AssociationSidewalk Defect Litigation in Nassau County2010