Jacob has tried numerous family matters to conclusion, ranging from highly contested custody litigation to cases involving complex valuation issues. He has experience in all aspects of family law.
Jacob has also developed a skill set in the appellate arena, briefing and arguing cases before Connecticut's appellate courts, such as McKenna v. Delente, 123 Conn. App. 137 (2010) (co-author on brief), Brown v. Brown, 132 Conn. App. 30 (2011) (co-author on brief), Keller v. Keller, 141 Conn. App. 681 (2013) (co-author on brief), Pryor v. Pryor, 162 Conn. App. 451 (2016) (argued and co-author on brief), Weyer v. Weyer, 164 Conn. App. 734 (2016) (co-author on brief).
In 2017, Jacob briefed Chang v. Chang, 170 Conn. App. 822, cert. denied, 325 Conn. 910 (2017), which affirmed the client's successful claim at trial that the parties' premarital agreement was invalid.
In 2018, in Keusch v. Keusch, 184 Conn. App. 822 (2018), Jacob briefed and argued the finer points of setting and modifying child support pursuant to Connecticut's child support guidelines.
In Krahel v. Czoch, 186 Conn. App. 22, cert. denied, 330 Conn. 958 (2018), Jacob briefed and argued for a successful outcome affirming the trial court's sanction of testimonial preclusion based on the husband's failure to disclose important financial information and documents.
In 2019, Jacob briefed and argued what may become important decisions in Connecticut law relative to child support modification under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Barber v. Barber) and "double dipping," or counting the same income stream twice (Oudheusden v. Oudheusden).
Jacob has practiced matrimonial law exclusively from the start of his legal career in 2007, alongside attorneys widely considered to be the best trial lawyers in Connecticut and legends of the matrimonial bar.
Jacob is a graduate of Fordham University. He earned his juris doctor degree at St. John’s University School of Law in 2006. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and the District of Columbia. Prior to attending law school, Jacob obtained a master’s degree in philosophy from the New School for Social Research. After graduating from law school, Jacob served as a legal research clerk for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court.
Jacob is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He was selected as a Super Lawyers® Connecticut Rising Star for 2013, and every year since. He was selected for a 2016 Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Connecticut by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. He also volunteers his time as a court-appointed special master in the Stamford Superior Court for family law cases.
In 2017, Jacob presented on “Custody Evaluations: Understanding the Tools and Challenging the Report,” for the National Business Institute’s seminar on Advanced Custody and Support Issues. Jacob also published, with co-author Alexander J. Cuda, Esq., an article on May 12, 2017 in the Connecticut Law Tribune, “Court Time Is Valuable – Don’t Waste It.” In 2018, Jacob participated in a presentation at the Fairfield County Bar Association concerning the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in O'Brien v. O'Brien.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Connecticut Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Connecticut Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Connecticut Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Connecticut Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Connecticut Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Connecticut Super Lawyers||2013|
|Member||Pyetranker, P.C.||2019 - Present|
|Partner||Law Offices of Cohen & Pyetranker, P.C.||2017 - 2018|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Office of Thomas M. Shanley, P.C.||2014 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen, P.C.||2014 - 2016|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Wayne D. Effron, P.C.||2009 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Marvin, Ferro, Barndollar & Roberts, LLC||2007 - 2009|
|Clerk||Connecticut Superior Court||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Connecticur Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Fairfield County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|New York International Law Review, New York State Bar Association||Intertec Contra. A/S v. Turner Steiner Int'l, S.A.||2005|
|New York Criminal Law Newsletter (NYSBA)||Juvenile Capital Punishment||2005|
|The Owl of Minerva||Simpson's Hegel's Transcendental Induction||2004|
|Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal||Hegel's Transcendental Induction||2004|
|Pragmatism in the 21st Century||Is Kantian Pragmatism Kantian?||2003|
|St. John's University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|New School for Social Research||MA - Masters||2003|
|Fordham University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Advanced Custody Seminar (Mental Issues)||Personality Disorders (with Wayne D. Effron)||2012|
|Effective Use of Financial and Custodial Experts||Law of Experts (with Wayne D. Effron)||2010|
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