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Eva Hannah Jacobson

Immigration Attorney at West Hartford, CT

5.0   45 reviews
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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2016
    Status
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About Eva

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Attorney Jacobson is a solo practitioner based in West Hartford, Connecticut and currently handles family, immigration, criminal, and Social Security disability matters. She started the Law Office of Eva Jacobson in March 2018 to provide quality legal representation at modest rates. She works closely with clients to understand their concerns and develop a plan to further their legal goals. She zealously advocates for her clients in order to secure positive outcomes. As a result, she consistently provides quality representation every step of the way.

Attorney Jacobson maintains the highest level of professionalism and is extremely thorough. She takes the time to discuss and explain what to expect each day in court, ensuring that clients understand the legal process and have time to ask questions prior to entering into agreements. She represents clients across the state in family and criminal courts, at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and before Social Security Administration. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut.

She previously worked at the Hartford Public Library, where she began representing clients at USCIS since 2015. She assisted hundreds of individuals with their citizenship, naturalization, and green card applications. She also worked at Lawyers Without Borders for over seven years, managing several U.S. Department of State grants ranging from $750,000 to $1.25 million. She launched, developed, and oversaw trial advocacy training programs to increase the prosecution of domestic violence, human trafficking, and wildlife trafficking crimes.

Attorney Jacobson is admitted to practice in Connecticut and in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut. She received her Juris Doctor (JD) from UConn School of Law and Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management from UConn as well. Attorney Jacobson is deeply committed to working with local organizations to meet the needs of vulnerable populations and improving access to justice for low income individuals.

She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Charter Oak Cultural Center and has served on the City of Hartford Commission on Refugee and Immigrant Affairs since its inception in 2014. In addition to her law practice, she is the Director of the Connecticut Community Law Center at UConn School of Law, which is an access to justice initiative aimed at providing legal services to low- and moderate- income individuals who have traditionally been underserved. She is currently an adjunct professor at UConn School of Law.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 2 ...

Location

Law Office of Eva Jacobson, PLLC
309 N Main St
West Hartford, CT, 06117

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by John | December 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eva did an Excellent Divorce for Me!!!
Eva gives a free Free Consultation that put my mind at ease. Eva taught me all about divorce and the process and she answered all my questions. In person Eva was very understanding and knowledgeable and made feel positive about myself. Eva settled out of court and save me a lot. I would hire Eva, if you unfortunately have to get a divorce.
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Posted by Monica H. | November 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Truly praiseworthy lawyer!
Eva did a fabulous job of understanding what my own priorities were and of helping me find the best way to patiently work through the process in order to achieve those goals. She’s honest, highly knowledgeable and professional as well as caring. I can’t imagine what I would have done without her, and I now will keep her on retainer as my family lawyer. I also can’t thank her enough for helping me moving forward with my new life on a very positive note and also knowing that I was represented by the most professional and well-rounded attorney that anyone could ever ask for.
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Posted by Glorvina | November 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best.
Eva represented me for 5 years, through 2 separate family cases in New Haven. Eva is confident, knowledgeable and is not easily intimidated. She returns phone calls and emails immediately. She is prompt and thorough. Whenever I had concerns with filing objections and contempt motions, Eva answered all my questions with plausible, honest outcomes (the good, the bad and the ugly). She did not tell me, "What I wanted to hear". She gave me the best and worst possible outcomes, so we were always prepared for court. Always prepared. What makes Eva a 'Unicorn' is her ability to empathize; she understands what you're going through. She is patient. She is caring. Eva is extremely thorough and meticulous with filings and motions, effortlessly finding grammatical errors on opposing counsel's motions. It is pure entertainment when she does this. If you hire Eva, you will be represented with the highest standard of conduct, with integrity and respect. Choose Eva.
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Posted by Diana | October 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks
Hello, Eva was my attorney for my Social Security disability benefits she was the only attorney that believed in me she couldn’t guarantee me 100% that I’d get my benefits that I would win. She told me 95% chance and that she would do her best and she did, and I got my benefits, and I’m thankful
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good communication, great lawyer
Eva provided advice and answered all questions I had regarding a rejection from the court based on documents I had earlier filed. She is very communicative and responds to emails concisely and professionally. Absolutely recommend her if you need someone to review your case.
Posted by Ryan | August 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Call Eva Jacobson before your opposition does!
Great experience through a very difficult situation! If you’re looking for a lawyer who knows what she’s doing, will take the time to understand your particular case and help you actually get what you want then Eva Jacobson is the person you want in your corner! I’m glad I hired her and my X didn’t… the outcome would’ve been much different! If she agrees to take your case, I highly recommend you hire her before your opposition does. Thank you Eva for your help in securing a very favorable outcome for me and my girls!
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Posted by Kingsley | January 31, 2023
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Such an experienced, friendly and affordable lawyer
She is the best lawyer I have ever known and experienced. She goes all out to make sure its a win win for client. She is very patient and takes time to work on your case. She is affordable and flexible in pricing. She takes telephone calls and text messages all the time and even on weekends. It will not be a surprise to see her becoming a judge. I highly recommend her to work on your divorce, separation and Immigration cases. Retain her and you will never regret.
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Posted by Salma | April 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible & Excellent!
Eva Jacobson is professional, proficient, efficient and compassionate. She is the best lawyer to have. Eva helped me finalize my divorce and not only that but also paved a way to finally win the crucial re-location of my 10 yr old son too. Her ability to listen and knowledge to advice is on another level. I can't thank her enough for helping me through one of the most difficult times of my life. I would recommend her a 100%.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely fabulous, fantastic and fastidious.
I went out on a wing hired Eva at the 11th hour for a divorce that should have been straight forward but was very painfully drawn out. I would have been very unfairly gouged had I not switched to her. With no time to prepare she managed to get everything compiled and got my case back on track and across the final hurdles! I cannot give enough praise about her communication which was top notch, prompt, and consistent. Now only was I told why certain things were needed but also why they were important. I was treated with respect despite my complete lack of knowledge of the law. I was kept informed of all developments nearly as they happened and if I needed to reach out to her it was always painless to do so. There was never any nonsense and she told everything to me straight. Unlike my previous attorney I could easily tell that she was working very diligently in the background all the time. (Often times even late at night which I still feel bad about!) I was impressed with not only the things that she caught that were previously missed or ignored but also her knowledge of the very small details in a divorce case that can make all the difference. I wish more then anything I had hired her from the start and would recommended her to anyone!
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Posted by Zenaida | March 15, 2022
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Client
Ms Jacobson has helped my Sister through her difficult social security case finally get approved. She always made time to explain the process to us, answer all of our questions and listened to all of our concerns. She is kindhearted, prompt with time sensitive deadlines, & a great professional, that gets the end results we needed ! She has continued to help us even though our case has been approved with our questions regarding the approval process! We are grateful for all her help, and would recommend her. Thank-You, Ms Jacobson
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Posted by Mike | February 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Attorney Jacobson helped me immensely in my custody case. She was very understanding of many complicating issues in the case, and was very supportive, and responsive. She took her time with me, and explained everything in depth, and proved she really understood the issues. I am very happy with the results of the case, which helped me have a larger role in my childrens lives. There were so many obstacles she overcame, and proved she has a great knowledge of not only the justice system, but of the needs of children. I highly recommend her especially in high conflict cases.
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Posted by Daneika | February 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody/ Divorce
Want an attorney that knows what she is doing? I am telling anyone who needs a lawyer in the areas that she practices, to look no further than Attorney Eva Jacobson. Eva is dedicated, honest, passionate, professional at what she does and she listens. I can't tell you how grateful and thankful I am that God allowed my path to cross with attorney Jacobson. I was going through a rough child custody/divorce case where the other party wanted to get full custody of our child whom he showed little interest in only because he wanted avoid paying his financial duties and wanted to leave me with nothing at all. Ever since I presented my case to attorney Jacobson, she went above and beyond for me and WON my case. she has worked non stop (late nights) to educate me and answered all the questions that I had about my child custody/divorce case. She took her time to make sure I understood every detail of what to expect during the trial. Attorney Jacobson took/ responded to all my calls and emails (even on her days off). I never felt rushed by her. My trial was a bit long and pushed back due to the other party and his lawyer not wanting to compromise, and also covid being in affect and everywhere went on lockdown, but that did not stopped attorney Jacobson at all. Although we were unable to meet in the office to go over paper work, she would FaceTime/WhatsApp me to explain every piece of paperwork that I would need to sign or go over. I trusted ever bit of her judgment and I went on virtual trial feeling relaxed and confident. I have met with other attorney's, but attorney Jacobson is truly the best I have ever met and worked with. she deserves more than five stars. Don't let the pretty smile in her picture fool you, Attorney Jacobson is a professional "beast" in the courtroom (beast = Fighter). So happy for the outcome of my case and most importantly, my child remains in my custody. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a lawyer that cares and fight to make sure you get what you need. Another thing I would say, she is honest, so be honest and upfront with her about everything that she ask, that would really help your case even more. Thank you and thank you once again Attorney Eva Jacobson.
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Posted by Vanessa | February 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
She is caring, and does everything she can to fight for you and what is right! I had a custody case with her and it was a great outcome! Eva truly cares about what she does and her clients and is there every step of the way!
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Attorney Jacobson
I hired Attorney Jacobson for representation in a divorce case. She kept me well informed throughout the process, explaining my options, setting appropriate expectations on timing and next steps, and advocating for the best possible resolution for me. Attorney Jacobson was responsive to my calls and emails. My case was ultimately resolved and thanks to the efforts of Attorney Jacobson the settlement was favorable. While no divorce is easy, I consistently felt well supported throughout the process thanks to the advice of Attorney Jacobson. Without hesitation I would recommend her services.
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Posted by Amber | January 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, diligent and thorough
Eva is one of the best attorneys with whom I have had the pleasure of working. She was open to suggestions, and did not overcharge for the work she was performing, even though it took a little longer than we anticipated. I would hire her again, and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for assistance with a family-related case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Persistent
Attorney Eva Jacobson was very clear and honest from the start to finish. I was very hesitant on starting my case but with her guidance and knowledge my goals was accomplished. Thank you so much Eva
Posted by WP | October 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal, outstanding and a breath of fresh air
I was referred to Eva and I cannot even begin without saying I feel like I had the most difficult case in CT. I was granted custody of a non-biological child which is very difficult and not common in the state of CT. This was all because Eva knows the law and statues like no other! Eva is beyond professional, compassionate, soothing and pleasure to have in your corner. She will fight till the end, give outstanding advise and put your mind at ease during the most difficult times. My daughter, my family and even my close friends have her contact information. I would hire her again without skipping a beat. I’ve used different attorneys in the past, Eva is the best attorney by far. Look no further, Eva is without a doubt the best thing that walked in my and my daughters life! Eva, no words can ever thank you and all your hard work!
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal separation
She is very thorough and knowledgeable of the law, always took time to answer any of my questions, compassionate and concerned for the welfare of all involved, I definitely felt like my case was handled in great hands, and the advice she gave was top notch. I had even taken some courses on negotiating by a very high end divorce attorney and didn't need them, she already recommended everything I learned anyway.
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Posted by Linda | June 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the few in my Circle who is there, Always.
While the business of Attorney Jacobson is one of being a lawyer, she is also a Warrior guiding those who are wandering this landscape. Attorney Jacobson is Professional, Caring and Compassionate. An Advocate in the truest sense of the word. Calls, Emails and texts are returned within record time. Attorney Jacobson goes above and beyond the process of Due Diligence and has an intuitive wisdom of all the parties involved, guiding one through this difficult process with Clarity and Knowledge. The Absolute Best!
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Posted by Don | March 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An awesome attorney!
Attorney Jacobson was professional, courteous, attentive. I would highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Immigration Counselor
  • Hartford Public Library
  • 2014 - 2018

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • J.D.
  • N/A
  • University of Connecticut
  • M.P.A.
  • N/A

Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Eva
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a positive, outgoing attitude and the skillset needed to get her clients the outcomes that they deserve."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Jacobson. She is a very diligent and thoughtful advocate for her clients. I refer my own clients to her for criminal defense and immigration matters because of her ability to provide quality representation to them."
West Hartford Immigration Lawyer Eva Hannah Jacobson
Eva Hannah Jacobson
Immigration Attorney
West Hartford, CT
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available