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 was Born in Richmond, Virginia. Before starting J. Madison PLC, he 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. Jacob also worked for the Department of Justice and the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Loudoun County, Virginia where he prosecuted criminal cases.
Jacob is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and of Arkansas State University. He has a strong interest in information technology and the ability of evolving technology to improve the legal services available to clients. While at Mason Law, he 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. 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.
Not strictly a legal nerd, Jacob also has a love of sports. Jacob was a competitive women’s gymnastics coach for seven years before turning to a career in the law, and he has a bachelor of science degree in sport management. 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 an area gym.
Jacob and his wife Jenny are parents to two beautiful girls and are expecting their third daughter. Between raising two (soon three) girls and helping his clients, Jacob sometime finds time to relax and enjoy science fiction, legal thrillers, and waiting for the Washington Redskins to be good again. Who knows, maybe this is the year!
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Jacob Small is an exceptional advocate who works tirelessly for his clients. He has a passion for justice and is meticulous in his research, writing and preparation. It is an honor to know him, and he contributes significantly to the legal community.
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I worked with Jacob during his time at The Spiggle Law Firm. Jacob is a passionate and dedicated attorney, with an uncommon ability to persuasively communicate with both the employer's counsel and the court. Jacob uses his skill to fight for fair resolutions for his clients.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2012||09/15/2015|
|Principal||J. Madison PLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||The Spiggle Law Firm||2013 - 2014|
|Intern to Counsel to the Vice President||The White House, Office Of The Vice President||2012 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|In re Zuckoff||Court granted petition|
|Race Discrimination Wrongful Termination Settlement||Settlement of Claims for a lump sum in excess of six months of pay.|
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|Virginia Employment Law Answers||When do Virginia Employers Have to Give Employees Breaks?||2015|
|Virginia Employment Law Answers||What is Employment Discrimination?||2015|
|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||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Arkansas State University, Jonesboro||Sports Management/Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|