I have worked in large and small firms in large and small cities. I learned to strive to work with clients to ease their stress and find options which can improve their lives. My goals are to enhance people's autonomy and increase the happiness in the world.
I have lived in several countries and work in a number of languages. This experience has also helped me understand the human side of the legal problems my clients encounter.
In representing businesses no less than individuals, I have tried to understand the whole context in which a legal problem has arisen, the people no less than the numbers, so that I can help develop outcomes which are personally satisfying to the clients, as well as complying with the laws and regulations.
I have taught at the University of Wisconsin intermittently over many years. I think my experience in teaching students has taught me how to make clear explanations of rules and procedures which can be confusing and dismaying to my clients.
Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew, Spanish, Turkish
Licensed since 1983
Hourly ($200-350/hour), Free Consultation (45 minutes)
Mr. Jacobson is an extremely intelligent lawyer who has the unique capability of explaining complex legal issues in a way that makes them easy for his clients to understand. His attention to his clients' needs and his skills as a lawyer are unmatched.
Drew de Vinney Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Order of the Coif||UW Law School||1983|
|Law Review||University of Wisconsin Law School||1982|
|Member||Phi Beta Kappa||1966|
|Adjunct Lecturer||University Of Wisconsin Madison Law School||2001 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Office of Lawyer Regulation--Supreme Court of Wisconsin||Member of District Board 9||2003 - 2008|
|Western District Bar Association of Wisconsin||Treasurer||1993 - 1995|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1983 - Present|
|Law and Humanities Institute||Board of Governors||1979 - 1984|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature||Forgiveness (Executive Clemency, Discharge of Debt and Forgiveness of Sin)Forgiveness of Sin||1992|
|Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law||Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law: Bankruptcy Crimes||1991|
|Construction Law, Matthew Bender||Bankruptcy and Construction Law||1986|
|Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law||Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law: Fraudulent Transfers||1985|
|Semeia||Satanic Semiotics and the Jurisprudence of Job||1981|
|Wisconsin Academy Review||Fear and Loathing on Tenure Track||1980|
|Glyph||Absence, Authority and the Text||1978|
|Hartford Studies in Literature||Law, Ritual, Absence||1977|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of California||Literature and Anthropology||PhD - Doctorate||1971|
|Harvard University||Comparative Literature||M.A.||1968|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Annual Convention||Divorce(Recognition of Irregular Marriages)||2007|
|Conference on Divorce||Divorce, Intermediate Level||2005|
|Annual Conference on Ethics||What Other Professions Can Teach Us About Legal Ethics||2003|
|Monthly luncheon||Bankruptcy Crimes||2000|
|Continuing Legal Education||Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of Marriage||N/A|
|Arizona Association for Justice, Continuing Legal Education Committee||Dividing Assets in Divorce||N/A|