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About me

I am passionate about my work.  I consider myself a staunch defender of the Constitution and the rights guaranteed therein.  As such I will fight tirelessly on behalf of the rights of my clients.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    14 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • William C. Head

    I have known Karina for about a decade now. She has quietly become a force to be reckoned with in northern California. Having been hired by and trained by one of America's best known DUI defenders, James F. Campbell, she now brings her own special skills and personality to bear when fighting for her clients --- either in a trial setting or getting cases resolved with a reduction of charges outsiude the courtroom. She gets my endorsement.


    William Head DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Orville Middlebrook

    Karina and I belong to California DUI Lawyers Association. After observing Karina from afar, it is clear her work on behalf of her clients and advocacy on their behalf is tireless. She is recognized by her peers and is building quite a reputation for her skills. I can honestly endorse her knowledge and her dedication in the area of driving under the influence defense.


    Richard Middlebrook DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Karina Jacobo

P.O. Box 16176
San Francisco, CA, 94116


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Certificate of TrainingNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration & International Association of Chiefs of Police2003
Certificate of CompletionMastering Scientific Evidence2003
Certificate of CompletionMastering Scientific Evidence2002
CALI Award - Legal Research & WritingCALI1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Karina Jacobo2011 - Present
PartnerCampbell DeMetrick & Jacobo2001 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAttorney2004 - Present
College of Master Advocates and BarristersBarrister Member2003 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAttorney2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAttorney2001 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember2010 - 2011
USF Inn of CourtMember2010 - 2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - 2013
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - 2011
National College of DUI DefenseMember2001 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. M.T.Case discharged
People v. C.U.Case dismissed
People v. P.C-B.Not guilty of all charges
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida International UniversityBreath Analysis Forensic WorkshopCertified Operator of the CMI, Inc., Intoxilyzer 5000 series2004
Florida International UniversityBreath Analysis Forensic WorkshopCertified Maintenance Technician of the Intoxilyzer 50002004
University of San Francisco School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of California - BerkeleyPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997