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Jacob Madison Small

Jacob Madison Small

Practice areas:

Wrongful Termination, Employment & Labor, Litigation, Discrimination

About Me

Jacob relates to his clients because he knows the importance of a job. Jacob grew up in a poor family, and as a child he personally experienced how unemployment and underemployment can lead to homelessness. This is why he finds real meaning in advocating for individuals facing trouble at work. Jacob also provides pro bono legal services to tenants facing eviction.


Before coming to Spiggle Law, Jacob worked at the White House, where he was a member of the Vice President's legal team. He worked to help the President and Vice President identify and address some of the nation's most important legal issues, including those effecting minorities and women in the workplace. He was also selected to serve as one of two leaders of the Legal Interest Group. Oh, and by the way, he met POTUS, VPOTUS, and FLOTUS, too. Jacob also worked for the Department of Justice and the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Loudoun County, Virginia where he prosecuted a number of criminal cases.


Jacob was a competitive women’s gymnastics coach for seven years before turning to a career in the law. He has coached here in Virginia and at competitions around the country, including at the USAG JO National Championships. Jacob still loves coaching, and he sometimes fills in as a substitute coach at APEX Gymnastics in Leesburg.


Jacob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Arkansas State University, where he was named the outstanding graduate in Sports Management. He received his Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law. He was frequently on the Dean’s List at ASU and was a member of the Civil Rights Law Journal and Moot Court Board while at Mason.


Jacob published the article, “Storing Documents in the Cloud: Toward an Evidentiary Privilege Protecting Papers and Effects Stored on the Internet,” in the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, which is a testament to his love of technology and innovation. He calls himself “a pure digital native.” Because of Jacob’s research into privacy and cloud computing, the popular technology website interviewed him and included his comments in an article about the attorney-client privilege in the modern age.



As of this writing, Jacob’s wife is expecting their second daughter, so his spare time is mostly spent with family. However, he enjoys science fiction, legal thrillers, and watching Washington Redskins games when he finds time to relax.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
    0 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 30%
    0 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    0 years
  4. Discrimination: 15%
    0 years



Contingent (75-95%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • David A Niose

    Jacob was lead counsel representing a humanist celebrant seeking status as a legal marriage officiant in Virginia. He handled the case through the entire process, including brief writing and court appearances. He did an excellent job and got a successful result for the client.


    David Niose Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kevin James Daniel

    Jacob and I were on opposite sides of a difficult landlord / tenant case. I was impressed with Jacob's preparation and professionalism in that case. I enjoyed working with him and can recommend him without hesitation.


    Kevin Daniel Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

J. Madison PLC

1750 Tysons Blvd
Suite 1500
McLean, VA, 22102


VAAuthorized to practice law201203/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Spiggle Law Firm2013 - Present
Intern to Counsel to the Vice PresidentThe White House, Office Of The Vice President2012 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re ZuckoffCourt granted petition
Race Discrimination Wrongful Termination SettlementSettlement of Claims for a lump sum in excess of six months of pay.

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Publication NameTitleDate

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLitigationJD - Juris Doctor2012
Arkansas State University, JonesboroSports Management/BusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2006