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An energetic attorney and clinical law instructor with advanced legal research and writing skills, broad experience in family law, and dedicated to serving his clients' interests by helping them resolve their legal problems effectively. 


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 30%
    7 years, 30 cases
  2. Family: 25%
    7 years, 25 cases
  3. Divorce: 25%
    7 years, 10 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 20%
    7 years, 10 cases



Pro bono (100%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Nicholas D. Summe

    Jake's keep intellect and tenacity makes him a born attorney. His compassion and family values make him a good person. You would do well to entrust him with you legal matter!


    Nicholas Summe Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Erik Drakin Spurlin

    I endorse Jacob as a highly skilled attorney who works hard for his clients.


    Erik Spurlin Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

PennState Law Family Law Clinic

329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 118
State College, PA, 16803


MNAuthorized to practice201207/15/2016
DCActive 201007/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAVVO.com2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO.com2014
Sam Weddington Little Red Wagon Community Service AwardAppalachian School of Law2009
Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award, Employment Law PracticeAppalachian School of Law2009
Book Award for Excellence in Natural ResourcesAppalachian School of Law2008
Academic Achievement Graduation EndorsementUniversity of Arizona2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Clinical Instructor, Supervising AttorneyPenn State Law Family Law Clinic2016 - Present
Family Law AttorneyLaw Office of Jacob R. Lauser2009 - 2016
Summer Law InternSan Francisco District Attorney's Office2007 - 2007
Researcher, Web DesignerBuchanan County Commonwealth's Attorney2006 - 2008
Legal Assistant and Office ManagerLaw Office of M. Pamela Lauser2006 - 2013
Discovery Assembly for Tort LitigationAttorney Tamara Neo2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cherokee Nation Bar AssociationLicensed Member2011 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2010 - Present
Lancaster Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2015
ABA YLD Air & Space CommitteeVice Chair2012 - 2012
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Contra Costa County SheriffRACES EmComm2011 - 2013
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2013
PBA, Young Lawyers DivisionPublished Member2009 - 2016
Energy and Mineral Law FoundationMember2007 - 2010
ASL EML SocietyPresident2007 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Private Loan DisputeWon for Client
Landlord Tenant DisputeSettled the matter out of court for client
Commercial Property Sales AgreementSuccessfully negotiated sale agreement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Arizona College of LawEnglish, Pre-lawBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Landlord-Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New MarketEthical Considerations in Landlord Tenant Law2015
ASL Energy & Mineral Law Society MeetingEnergy & Mineral Law Scholarships for Law Students2009
Natural Resources Law PresentationArctic Natural Resources in the Global Economy2008
Semester ConferenceAppellate Advocacy2007