Jacob grew up in Duncan, South Carolina, where he was a two time Cross Country State Champion at Byrnes Highschool. This honor enabled him to attend Birmingham Southern College on a combined athletic and academic scholarship. While there he gained admission to both the Psi Chi and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies.
Upon Graduation from BSC Jacob attended Texas Tech University School of Law where he spent two years working for a local criminal defense firm, learning and honing his skills for criminal defense work upon graduation.
After graduating from law school Jacob and his wife moved back to her hometown of Marietta, GA and later to Forsyth County.
After gaining admission to the Georgia Bar, Jacob began his practice with Epps and Pilgrim, focusing his practice on Criminal Defense. He continues that practice today as a Partner with Epps and Stidham. Jacob has also been granted membership in the prestigious National College for DUI Defense where he attended and graduated the National DUI Defense Trial College held at Harvard University School of Law.
When he is not at the Law Office Jacob enjoys spending time with his family and participating in various athletic endeavors.
Licensed since 2010
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Jacob and I met at seminar held by the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School in July orf 2015. Jacob is well respected by his peers because he is competent and professional. I completely recommend and endorse Jacob for your legal matter.
James Lewis DUI & DWI Attorney
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2010||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Completion||National College for DUI Defense||2015|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Dale Carnegie Training Institute||2012|
|Certifcate of Achievment||Dale Carnegie Training Institute||2012|
|Dean's List||Texas Tech School of Law||2009|
|Dean's List||Texas Tech School of Law||2008|
|Presidential Honor Roll||Big South Conference||2006|
|Captain-Cross Country||Birmingham Southern College||2006|
|Dean's List||Birmingham Southern College||2006|
|Dean's List||Birmingham Southern College||2005|
|Presidential Honor Roll||Big South Conference||2005|
|Presidential Honor Roll||Big South Conference||2004|
|Dean's List||Birmingham-Southern College||2004|
|All State Team-Cross Country||SCHSL||2001|
|All State Team-Cross Country||SCHSL||2000|
|Partner||Epps and Stidham||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Epps and Pilgrim||2010 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Edmond and Lindsay||2009 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Brian Murray and Charles Chambers||2007 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2015 - Present|
|Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|Forsyth County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Forsyth County Community Connection||Vice President||2013 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Psi Chi Honor Society||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Texas Bank Lawyer||Bankruptcy Law Update||2007|
|National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School||DUI Trial College Summer Session||Certificate of Completion||2015|
|Ron Lloyd Enterprises, LLC||NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training||Certificate of Completion||2011|
|Texas Tech University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Birmingham-Southern College||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|MIdwestern Psychological Association Spring Conference||The Effects of Afrocentric Facial Features and Anchoring and Adjustment Heuristic on Criminal Sentencing||2006|