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Mark S. Jacobs

Workers compensation Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

4.7   3 reviews
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  • Licensed for 50 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1973
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    If you were injured on the job, you may initially receive direction from your employer's human resources (HR) department. Your employer may direct you in how to apply for workers' compensation benefits and get the medical treatment you need. Remember, however, that neither your employer nor your employer's workers' compensation insurer shares your interests. An attorney on your side can help ensure that you receive all benefits you are eligible for and overcome delays and denials.

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  2. Social Security & Disability
    If your disability is expected to last a year or longer, you should apply for benefits right away. You do not have to wait a year to apply. Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C., can represent you if your initial claim is denied, or if your reconsideration is denied. Appeals must be filed within 60 days from your denial or you could lose your right to appeal. If your demand is over 60 days you should speak to our attorneys to determine what you should do to get your benefits which might include

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  3. Car accident

  4. Personal injury
    Injury claims on the basis of negligence of other parties can be challenging in New Jersey, especially because of "verbal threshold" laws. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to maximize your ability to recover compensation after a car accident, slip-and-fall or other personal injury.

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  5. Employment and labor
    In addition to medical bills and pain and suffering, many of our clients face problems related to their jobs. Our lawyers can advise and direct you on how to deal with employment law problems.

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Mark S. Jacobs is the senior and founding partner in the law firm of Jacobs, Schwalbe, & Petruzzelli, P.C.  Mr. Jacobs has been practicing workers' compensation law since graduating with honors from Rutgers University Law School in 1973. He also has a Master's degree in labor law from Temple University.  Mr. Jacobs is admitted and qualified to practice law before the United States District Court of the District of New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals of the third circuit and before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Mr. Jacobs has been ranked as an AV attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 years, 1989–2015, which is the highest possible Peer Review Rating for Legal Ability & Ethical Standards and reflects the confidential opinion of the Bar and the Judiciary. 

He has been accepted in the National Registry of Who's Who in recognition of his exemplary service both to his community and to his profession. He was a past chair of the Camden County Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Committee he continues to serve as a member of the Committee.

Mr. Jacobs, as a member of the Executive Committee for New Jersey State Workers' Compensation, sat on a panel of speakers at the New Jersey Bar Association annual convention in Atlantic City who discussed "The Future of the Intoxication Defense."

He also serves as legal counsel for the United States Tennis Association Middle States Section (Juniors) for the past 10 years and was chair of the USTA Junior Competition Committee for four years. He is an avid tennis player and has competed in 3 USTA Team National Championships in the 4.0 division during the years 2000, 2005, and 2010. His 2005 Green Valley Tennis Team won the Senior National Championships. In addition he has also coached the South Jersey Macabbi Tennis Team.

Mr. Jacobs was past president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (1996–1998), which serves the needs of the Jewish community of Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties, as well as the needs of Jews nationally and overseas.

Mr. Jacobs is a member of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health that has been successful in improving benefits through legislation for workers throughout the State of New Jersey.

South Jersey Magazine has also named him in Super Lawyers for the past 9 years. 


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Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. is a well – established full-service law firm providing experienced counsel in workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, personal injury and employment law for almost forty years. The firm’s reputation and law


Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C.
Woodcrest Pavilion
Ten Melrose Avenue., Suite 340
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003


4.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Dave | June 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent worker's compensation attorney and a great man!
Mark successfully handled a very complicated worker's compensation case for me. He was kind, honest, patient and extremely knowledgeable. I couldn't have expected a better outcome! Thank you Mark!!
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Mark Jacobs always made me feel like I was his first priority. He was an excellent attorney and got me all my benefits I was entitled to. I would recommend him to anyone who needed help.
Posted by Gloria | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Compensation
My case has been dragging on for years. Though this may be the way it is in workers comp cases, I feel, at times, that Mr. Jacobs could be a little more aggressive getting things accomplished. That said, he has certainly stood up for my rights and has gotten many things approved. He certainly tries to do what is right, but, the law itself holds him back.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C.
  • 1977 - Present


  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1973
  • Temple University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindalle Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jerseys Awesome Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Top Attorney South Jersey
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Presidential Service Award
  • USTA Middle States
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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  • Commerce Clearing House Labor Law Journal
  • Fair Representation and Binding Arbitration
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Bar Association annual convention
  • The Future of the Intoxication Defense
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Jacobs and the law firm of Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli are the best Workers' Compensation attorneys in New Jersey. I do not hesitate to refer my clients to Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli if they have been injured at work as I know they will be in good hands and get the biggest settlements."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark Jacobs is the lawyer to whom I am pleased to refer my clients with workers' compensation problems."
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Cherry Hill Workers compensation Lawyer Mark S. Jacobs
Mark S. Jacobs
Workers compensation Attorney
Cherry Hill, NJ
Licensed for 50 years
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