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Stephen M. Jacobs

Stephen M. Jacobs

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Custody, Child Support

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About Me

Mr. Jacobs graduated from Northern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1986.  Mr. Jacobs continued his education at Northern Illinois University where he graduated cum laude in 1989 and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree. Mr. Jacobs became licensed to practice law on November 9, 1989. While in law school, Mr. Jacobs was honored by being appointed to the Law Review and was involved in moot court where he successfully won competitions.

Upon graduation from Law School, Mr. Jacobs began his career as an insurance defense litigation attorney where he represented companies including State Farm, Kemper, Hanover, Andover, McDonalds, Seven-Eleven and Southland Corporation.

In 1991, Mr. Jacobs opened his own law firm in St. Charles, Illinois where he concentrated in general litigation until 2000 when he co-founded the Law Firm of Shaw Jacobs and Associates, P.C. which concentrates in domestic relations law.

In addition, Mr. Jacobs  maintains an active practice representing plaintiffs who have been seriously injured as the result of the negligence of another.  Mr. Jacobs’ personal injury practice includes automobile accidents, dog bites, wrongful death and work related injuries.   

Mr. Jacobs is a skilled litigator with a proven track record of success and over 18 years of trial experience in both bench and jury trials.

Mr. Jacobs has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and is currently  a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Divorce & Separation: 45%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Child Custody: 15%
  4. Child Support: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Tricia Dawn Goostree

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Tricia Goostree Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Yvette Pietruska Fallon

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    Yvette Fallon Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C.

555 South Randall Road Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL, 60174



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2013
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerShaw Jacobs Goosetree & Associates2000 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kane County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Northern Illinois UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986