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In legal practice since 1996, Virginia Ann Jacobson has sought to
provide caring and effective assistance and representation to a wide
range of clients in need of legal counsel. Coming from central New York
originally, after attending Cornell University and then State Univ. of
New York at Buffalo School of Law, Ms. Jacobson and her husband have
since made Prescott, Arizona their home. After five years as a
passionate and hard working deputy public defender, Ms. Jacobson
continues to provide aggressive and competent representation for
criminal defendants, as well as representation in child custody and
divorce, juvenile, guardianship and conservatorship, Title 36 and a
full range of general civil practice areas. Ms. Jacobson has also
become active as a Board Member with local non-profit Prescott People
Who Care (currently serving as board president in 2010) and as a member
of PEAC (Prevention of Elder Abuse Coalition). Ms. Jacobson is also
trained and interested in mediation, grant writing and advocacy and
plans to secure her Fiduciary Certification in the future. Lastly, she
is an adjunct professor at Yavapai College, teaching the Criminal Law
and Procedure and the Civil Tort Litigation courses in the Paralegal


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 30%
    14 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    14 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    14 years
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    14 years
  5. General Practice: 5%
    19 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I heartily endorse this lawyer. I have known her for several years, both as her supervisor, co-worker, associate, and friend. She is extraordinarily diligent and brings an encompassing attention to detail to her efforts on a client's behalf. She handles criminal defense (mostly misdemeanors), probation proceedings; family law clients - divorce, child custody, guardianship and conservatorship scenarios, and some general civil practice. Knows her stuff. James. G. O'Haver Attorney at Law Arizona State Bar No. 013631 928-776-7904


    James O'Haver Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Virginia A. Jacobson, Esq.

PO Box 2822
Prescott, AZ, 86302-2822


AZActive 200105/25/2015
NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawVirginia Ann Jacobson, Esq.1996 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorYavapai College, Prescott, AZ2008 - 2011
AttorneyYavapai County Public Defender's Office2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Prevention of Elder Abuse Coalition (PEAC)Member2009 - Present
People Who Care (Community Benefit Organization)Board Member, Pres(2010-12) & VP(2012-14) of Board (2010)2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell UniversityHuman Behavior & Social JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1990