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About Me

I was born in California, but moved to Utah at a young age.  After seeing the world, my wife and I brought our family to Bakersfield to settle down.  What a great decision that was.  In the five years we have lived in Bakersfield, we have made countless friends and grown to love the community.  Representing debtors in bankruptcy over the last five years at KDG has only enriched my life here. 


I have helped to save local businesses and farms from going out of business through dedication and smart legal strategies.  I have a great sense of pride when I drive by a client’s business and the doors are open, in part, because of the results the KDG team was able to achieve.  Those businesses help make the Central Valley a great place to live and work, and I love that I can help maintain and improve the quality of life in our community.


Languages Spoken: English, Italian

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Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 75%
    7 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
    9 years
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%
    9 years
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 5%
    9 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Gabriel John Waddell

    Jacob is a skilled advocate with a great amount of experience representing businesses and farms throughout the Central Valley. I endorse this lawyer.


    Gabriel Waddell Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy Gordon Scanlon

    I endorse this lawyer. Jacob demonstrates consistent attention to detail and a relentless desire to reach his client's objectives through hard work and thoughtful analysis.


    Timothy Scanlon Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Klein DeNatale Goldner Cooper Rosenlieb & Kimball LLP

4550 California Ave 2fl
Bakersfield, CA, 93309



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKlein, De Natale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP2012 - Present
Senior AssociateKlein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP2006 - 2011
Graduate FellowLegislative Research Commission, Kentucky General Assembly, Judiciary Committee2004 - 2005
InternLegislative Research and General Counsel for the Utah State Legislature2003 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central California Bankruptcy Institute CommitteeChairman2012 - Present
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationVice President2012 - Present
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationBoard Member2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2011 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2010 - Present
Boy Scouts of America, Southern Seirra Council, 2010 Jamboree CommitteeBoard Member2008 - 2010
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2006 - Present
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2006 - Present
Kern County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Kern Business JournalBankruptcy Act Could Help Homeowners2009
KDG Legal AlertCongress Proposes Changes to Chapter 13 to Assist Homeowners2009
KDG Legal AlertWhat Can I Do to Save My House if I Can't Afford My Mortgage Payment?2008
20 J. Nat. Resources & Envtl. L. 259The Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act, or The Wildlife Extinction Bill?2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of KentuckyN/AJuris Doctor2006
Brigham Young UnivPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bakersfield Association of Realtors - Monthly MeetingBankruptcy and Short Sales2010