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Tom Jacob

Medical malpractice Attorney at Austin, TX

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Tom Jacob graduated first in his class from Baylor Law School, was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Law Review and named top advocate in the Top Gun competition. He received highest marks in course work involving Federal Courts, Federal Administrative Law, Legislation, Administrative Power & Procedure, and Civil Procedure.

Tom clerked for on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals after graduating from law school. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is the final court of appeals for those cases unable to be heard that United States Supreme Court. The Fifth Circuit hears appeals from all federal courts in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

After clerking, Tom joined Archuleta, Alsaffar, & Higginbotham, P.C. His practice involves federal medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Tom has had the opportunity to represent clients before federal courts in Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Washington state, California, and many others.

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Licensed for 13 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, & Higginbotham PLLC
1114 Lost Creek Blvd
Ste 410
Austin, TX, 78746

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Posted by Adrian | January 15, 2021
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Lawyer's Lawyer
I got to work with Tom and Jamal when our parents got into a tragic vehicle accident in Texas. The first law firm I contracted out to referred the case to Tom's law firm saying they are one of the best in Texas helping shattered families like ours get their life back. Throughout the daunting four years of the lawsuit, Tom and his team never failed to show the highest level of professionalism towards our family. They are a renowned group of professionals not only in the field of law, but they are highly experienced with helping helpless families as they know exactly what you are going through. Their team made sure the lawsuit was being taken care of so that we could just focus on my Dad's recovery. We most certainly never have made it this far with out them, and would have never gotten the settlement we deserve if it wasn't for Tom and Jamal carrying us through the whole process. And for that we want to sincerely thank Tom, Jamal, and their team for getting our life back.
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Posted by Bill | November 24, 2018
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Up to date!
Mr. Jacobs kept me up to date without having to call all the time to find out the stats of my claim, ///very easy to understand,
Posted by Ruth | July 20, 2018
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He helped us during a stressful time
We had no idea what to do when we found out we needed to file a tort claim and started looking for a lawyer. It turned out there weren't a lot of attorneys who handled these types of cases so we were very lucky to have found Tom and his firm. We were already under a lot of stress dealing with the unexpected and unnecessary death of a family member and it was nice to be able to have someone handling the legal issues for us.
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Posted by Andrea Pienaar | November 8, 2017
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Great to work with!
Tom has been great to work with. He was quick to respond to any questions that I had, was always thorough when explaining things and has helped me every step of the way with my case. I would highly recommend Tom Jacob and his Law Group. Thank you!
Posted by Jeanice | February 13, 2016
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Outstanding Attorney
In 2010 my husband Michael, a war time veteran, suffered a severe brain-stem stroke leaving him completely paralyzed and mute. While having to wade through paperwork and obstacles of the VA medical system I found myself overwhelmed and reached out to Jamal Alsaffar seeking help in getting my husband the care he was entitled to and deserved. Jamal along with his associate Tom Jacob came to our aid like the cavalry. After carefully reviewing Michael’s medical records, Jamal and Tom along with their legal team and medical experts discovered that his stroke was preventable had his doctors given him proper care. Throughout the lengthy legal process Jamal and Tom were always just a call away. Always available and ready to answer any questions or concerns no matter how small. It is because of their experience, dedication and knowledge that we were able to win the lawsuit brought against the VA on Michael’s behalf. Even after the court process had concluded Jamal and Tom facilitated the establishment of trusts to assure Michael has the best care available to him for the rest of his life. I will never be able to express my gratitude fully for everything that Jamal, Tom and the rest of the team have done for us as a family. I believe it is because of their true heartfelt compassion and concern combined with their extensive knowledge of the legal system that we are able to now focus on what is important – spending time together as a family.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Clerk
  • U. S. Court Of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Carrington Coleman
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Figari & Davenport
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Research Clerk
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2009
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A.
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Farley v. United States
  • $21,592,643.03 trial verdict
  • Chickaway v. United States
  • $1.9m verdict for our clients
  • Cloer v United States
  • $2,150,000 Settlement

Associations

  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Gun Trial Advocacy Award
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2009

Publications

  • Federal Tort & Military Advocacy
  • Preemption of State Statutes of Repose in Federal Tort Claims Act Cases
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • American Association for Justice Convention
  • Federal Preemption and State Statutes of Repose
  • 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Driven to Distraction
  • 2012
  • Topic on the Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms
  • From My Cold Dead Hands
  • 2012
  • Texas Attorney Generals Clinic on Trial Advocacy
  • Introduction to Opening Statements in Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (23)
Endorse Tom
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is the best medical malpractice attorney I know. You should hire him with confidence."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Jacob is hardworking, capable, experienced attorney. I have known Tom since law school. He stood out as a talent in a very competitive school. Tom has since become an excellent litigator and I would definitely recommend his services to my friends, clients, and family."
Government Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Other
"Tom is smart, creative, and unusually hard-working. I speak from first-hand experience when I say that Tom can write, speak, and think on his feet as well as lawyers twice his age and with twice his experience in years. He is a born trial lawyer, made excellent through years of devotion, dedication, and hard work. I would recommend Tom for representation to anyone in need of a smart, skillful, and creative trial lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Tom since law school. I cannot think of a smarter, more professional lawyer. I endorse Tom without reservation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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