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Jeff is a founding principal in the Jacobson Law Firm where his general practice includes employment law, business and commercial litigation, criminal defense and probate, guardianships and conservatorships.  Previously, Jeff was an associate at a large law firm and also spent six years as a prosecutor, initially with the Pima County Attorney’s office and the latter three years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Tucson where he prosecuted several high-profile criminal cases.  Jeff is also Associate General Counsel of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, representing 26,000 members in 65 federal law enforcement agencies across the United States.  In 2005, he was honored as Prosecutor of the Year by FLEOA’s Southern Arizona Chapter and also received the Outstanding Prosecutor award from the U.S. Border Patrol, Tucson Sector, DISRUPT unit.


Jeff is also the co-founder of the Wills for Heroes Foundation. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization provides support and services to eligible first responders and their families.  The Wills for Heroes program began in response to the September 2001 terrorist attacks as a way to give back to the first responder community. Since then, Wills for Heroes programs in twenty-five states have provided more than 15,000 estate planning documents for first responders. The concept has grown rapidly and experienced tremendous success, with people in a dozen additional states requesting assistance with starting a Wills for Heroes program in their community.  The Wills for Heroes Foundation oversees the nationwide expansion of these wills programs and connects volunteer attorneys with local first responders.


The State Bar of Arizona voted Jeff the 2006 Member of the Year for his leadership of Arizona’s Wills for Heroes program, and in 2007 Jeff was honored by the Phoenix Fire Department and the United Phoenix Firefighter’s Association for contributing over 100 pro bono hours to Arizona first responders. 


Born and raised in Queens, New York, Jeff received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in 1992, his Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University in 1994, and his law degree cum laude from Whittier Law School in 1998.  In addition to serving on several community boards and foundations, Jeff was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to serve as a Local Board Member of the United States Selective Service System.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    10 years, 75 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    10 years, 100 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    10 years, 120 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 15%
    10 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($175-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (15%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Ryan W Cummings

    Jeff is an extremely bright and well respected attorney within the community. Jeff is always there to help and provides high quality representation for his clients.


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Contact info

Jacobson Law Firm

2730 E. Broadway Blvd.
Suite 160
Tucson, AZ, 85716


AZActive 199905/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service AwardUnited Phoenix Firefighter's Association & City of Phoenix Fire Department2008
40 Under 40Inside Tucson Business2008
Member of the YearState Bar of Arizona2007
Up & ComerInside Tucson Business Magazine2006
Volunteer Award100 Club of Arizona2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalJacobson Law Firm2009 - Present
AssociateWaterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana, P.C.2005 - 2008
Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office2002 - 2005
Deputy County AttorneyPima County Attorney's Office1999 - 2002
AssociateHillsinger & Costanzo1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Selective Service SystemLocal Board Member2010 - 2011
Pima Council on Aging FoundationBoard Member2009 - 2011
State Bar of ArizonaAppointments Committee Member2006 - 2008
State Bar of Arizona Board of GovernorsPresident, Young Lawyers Division2005 - 2006
Pima County Bar Association Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2002 - 2003
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionDistrict 23 Representative2002 - 2004
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionChair1997 - 1998
Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration Law, United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal EducationAlien Smuggling chapter2005
Whittier Law ReviewTrying to Fit a Square Peg into a Round Hole: The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and Human Rights Violations1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Northern Arizona UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar ConventionWills for Heroes2010