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.