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 theverge.com 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.
Licensed since 2012
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
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2012||03/11/2014|
|Attorney||The Spiggle Law Firm||2013 - Present|
|Intern to Counsel to the Vice President||The White House, Office Of The Vice President||2012 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Virginia Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal||STORING DOCUMENTS IN THE CLOUD: TOWARD AN EVIDENTIARY PRIVILEGE PROTECTING PAPERS AND EFFECTS STORED ON THE INTERNET||2013|
|George Mason University School of Law||Litigation||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Arkansas State University, Jonesboro||Sports Management/Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|