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Devon M. Jacob

Civil rights Attorney at Mechanicsburg, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 21 years
    Illinois - IL Licensed
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IL
    Acquired N/A
    Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice No misconduct found

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Devon M. Jacob is a national civil rights attorney. In July of 2018, he was elected Chair of the national Police Misconduct Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly ATLA). In 2017, the Honorable Richard A. Posner, former judge for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, selected Attorney Jacob to be the Director of Team Posner, Inc., for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Team Posner, Inc., is a national pro bono organization created to assist pro se litigants. In 2015, he was elected Chair of the national civil rights section of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Jacob is an active member of the National Police Accountability Project (NPAP).

Mr. Jacob’s primary practice is focused on police misconduct, including false arrest, excessive force, and police pursuits; in-custody death, including suicide, and inmate-on-inmate homicide; and malicious prosecution. Mr. Jacob routinely handles complex federal litigation, involving serious injury or death.

Mr. Jacob is a former municipal police officer with an accredited police department. His emergency services experience spans more than 10 years, as a 911 operator, firefighter and police office. Mr. Jacob is a former deputy attorney general for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General. His law enforcement and litigation experience provide him with a unique perspective and have permitted him to successfully represent clients in civil rights litigation. Mr. Jacob believes that civil rights litigation is one of the best ways to ensure that law enforcement entities both implement and follow the highest standards in the industry. Essentially, Mr. Jacob is supporting and helping to better the profession of law enforcement by holding it accountable to the people.

Mr. Jacob has federal jury trial experience. He is a certified federal mediator in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Similarly, Mr. Jacob has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants at mediation. Jacob Litigation is able to leverage Mr. Jacob’s extensive mediation, law enforcement, government, and insurance defense industry experience, to negotiate settlements that benefit its clients. At Jacob Litigation, cases either settle on its clients’ terms or are prosecuted to verdict.


Jacob Litigation
P.O. Box 837
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055-0837


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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2015
Awesome lawyer!
I believed in Mr Jacobs after our first talk! He listened, believed, and gave me no doubt that, he will fight hard for me. The whole process went quick. He kept me well informed the whole way. After what happened to me I was stressed, embarrassed, and over all depressed. When everything was finished I felt some redemption, satisfaction, and ready to move forward from the negative incident. Thanks for picking me back up! From the first call until our final handshake, he fought hard for me! If you want honesty, and good old fashion hard work, than Mr. Jacobs is the lawyer for you!
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Posted by Debra | November 22, 2014
Thank You
I am so glad I found Devon Jacob. He fought for me and kept me well informed of everything I needed to know, if I ddint understand, he would take as much time as I needed to underdtand. He handled everything very professionally, but was very down to earth with a great personality, and undrestarting when it came to my case. If I ever was in a place that I needed a lawyer again, Devon Jacob would be my first choice, he helped change my look on my life, thank you Devon
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Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Jacob Litigation
  • 2013 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Boyle Litigation
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney at Law
  • Lavery Faherty Young & Patterson, PC
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • PA Officer of Attorney General
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Police Officer
  • State College Police Department
  • 1996 - 1999
  • 911 Dispatcher
  • Centre County 911
  • 1994 - 1996
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Mechanicsburg Civil rights Lawyer Devon M. Jacob
Devon M. Jacob
Civil rights Attorney
Mechanicsburg, PA
Licensed for 21 years