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About me

I want to make the difficult time in my client's life as comfortable as possible.  My practice is primarily focused on bankruptcy law. I started my own firm to give the client's personal service they deserve.


I went into bankruptcy law because  everyone deserves a second chance to get their life on track.  Bankruptcy is a great fit for me because there is a lot of interaction between the attorney and the client.


I graduated law school from Oklahoma City University in the top 25% of my glass.  I received my undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington, graduating Magna Cum Laude. 




Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 55%
    5 years
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
    5 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    5 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    5 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Charles Shields

    I endorse this lawyer. Responses are clear and complete. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of BK law.


    James Shields Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan Perrilloux Billeaud

    Jennifer is my go-to resource in the personal bankruptcy arena where I send anyone asking me to refer them. She is organized, personable, and a straight-shooter who will get the job done!


    Susan Billeaud Business Attorney
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Contact info

Jakob-Barnes Law Firm, LLC

6095 Lake Forrest Dr., N.W.
Suite 270
Atlanta, GA, 30328


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200706/04/2008
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award for Secured TransactionsOklahoma City University School of Law2006
CALI Award for Contracts IOklahoma City University School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Bankruptcy AssociateRobert J. Semrad & Associates2009 - 2009
AssociateLaw Offices Stanley M. Lefco, P.C.2008 - 2009
Bankruptcy AssociateClark & Washington2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - 2014
Georgia Association for Women LawyersMember2010 - Present
PowerCoreMembership Corrdinator2010 - Present
Sandy Springs Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Team in TrainingCaptain2008 - Present
Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy GroupMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: DebtorCase Confirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Texas System, ArlingtonCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collections 911Collections2010