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Josh Jacobson

Josh Jacobson

Practice areas:

Litigation, Trademark Infringement, Appeals, Employment & Labor

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Litigation: 75%
    24 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
    24 years
  3. Trademark Infringement: 10%
    24 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 5%
    24 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Robert M Speeter

    I highly endorse Josh Jacobson. He is a strategic thinker and very effective.


    Robert Speeter DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Josh Jacobson, P.A.

120 South Sixth Street
Suite 1515
Minneapolis, MN, 55402



MNAuthorized to practice199306/29/2015
NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2000
Firefighters' Family Achievement AwardMansfield & Tanick, P.A.1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College of Law2007 - Present
Attorney InstructorUniveristy of Minnesota Law School1996 - 1998
PresidentThe Law Office of Josh Jacobson, P.A.1995 - Present
AssociateMayer Brown & Platt1991 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee, Appellate Rules and Statutes SubcommitteeCommittee Member2008 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2011
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Backlund v. Hessen, 104 F.3d 1031 (8th Cir.)Obtained reversal of summary judgment in Eighth Circuit.
Advanced Logistics Consulting, Inc v. C. Enyeart LLC, 2009 WL 1684428 (D. Minn.)Successfully opposed motion to transfer under 28 U.S.C. 1404(a).
Clergy Financial, LLC v. Clergy Financial Services, Inc., 598 F. Supp. 2d 989 (D. Minn.)Successfully opposed motion to transfer under 28 U.S.C. 1404(a).

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association Appellate Practice JournalAppeals in Intra-Circuit Ancillary Proceedings2013
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaAlleging Diversity Jurisdiction: Pleading on Information & Belief2013
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaFederal Practice Columnist (1995-present)2013
American Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee ListServAppeals from Orders Relating to Attorneys' Fees: A Trap for the Unwary2011
American Bar Association Appellate Practice JournalVenue Transfers and Writs of Mandamus: An Emerging Trend?2011
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaTime to Object2011
American Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee ListServFraudulent Misjoinder Doctrine Extends Its Reach,2010
American Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee ListServEighth Circuit Adopts Majority Rule on En Banc Review of Previous Panel Decisions2010
American Bar Association Appellate Practice JournalNew Federal Rules Will Govern Indicative Rulings2009
American Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee ListServNew Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 12.1 Addresses Indicative Rulings2009
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaBlakely v. Washington: Off the Judicial Richter Scale2004
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaPleading Punitive Damages: An Erie Dilemma2001
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaRecovering Research Costs1997
New York Law JournalIntake, Discovery, Settlement: Defense Strategies May Vary (co-author)1993
The Legal PadThe Statute Of Limitations Under 10(b): Headed Toward Uniformity, But Not There Yet (co-author)1992
Backstreets MagazineContributing Editor / ContributorN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1991
University of MinnesotaHistory / Political ScienceB.A cum laude1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
"Remedies and Damages in Commercial Litigation"Personal and Punitive Damages2014
Federal Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationModerator: A View From The Bench: Frequently Occurring Federal Practices Issues On Which The Published Case Law Offers Little Guidance1999
Hennepin County Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationUff-Da! – Current Trends In Our Federal District1998
"Structuring, Maintaining & Disputing Employment Relationships” Continuing Legal EducationRelative Relations – Anti-Nepotism Rules In The Public And Private Sectors1996