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Andrew Kevin Jacobson

Business Attorney at Oakland, CA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Bay Oak Law advises growing businesses so that they can compete effectively. We know that smaller businesses need cost-effective advice and representation.

    33 years

  2. Intellectual property
    Bay Oak Law has represented clients in trademark, copyright, and patent infringement cases, and advised on protecting intellectual property.

    33 years

  3. Antitrust and trade law
    Bay Oak Law has extensive experience in trade secret law. We've represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret actions, and we advise businesses on protecting their trade secrets.

    33 years

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Bay Oak Law
1939 Harrison Street, Suite 929
Oakland, CA, 94612

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Posted by Ryan | August 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top Notch Consult
I had the pleasure of connecting with Andrew when I was targeted by a lawyer that, in my estimation, would fall into the category of being a “Copyright Troll”. This event was stressful and I wasn’t sure where to turn for guidance as I had never faced a legal issue before. The very first call I made was to Bay Oak Law and I’m so glad I did! Andrew took the time to hear me out, look over all aspects related to my case, and gave his professional opinion on where I stood. The peace of mind Andrew’s professionalism granted me cannot be overstated. Andrew is caring, generous with his time, and above all else, an incredible pro that should be your first stop should you have any legal questions pertaining to intellectual property or business. Thanks so much, Andrew! I look forward to being in touch should I need help in the future.
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Posted by Jane | February 26, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
A Top Avvoo Cousel! -
My little practice ran into a problem with one of my employees, so I called Andrew. He is super human! First of all, he is a good listener! He pay full attention to my story. Then, he sort through legal analysis mentally really quick and through. He is sharp! Then, he told me what I should do or not to do, take my case or not to. In 30 min free counseling, I had a clear picture what is my next step! Very worth it! Thanks, John! Jane
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Posted by Ralph Anspach | September 26, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Conflict about company ownership
The lawyer has been very helpful and I think we will work together
Posted by paul | July 2, 2014
Bay Oal Law Andrew Jacobson
The subject of this review has ably served as our attorney on two year long occasions over the past 10 years. We have retained Andy to represent us in probate court with excellent results. Both cases were settled to our benefit. His knowledge and experience as a litigator was of great value to us. His prompt and constant availability to us was especially valuable, as we proceeded wit;h a developing legal strategy and on our frequent contact with the opposing litigants and their attorneys. Without reservations , we heatiily endorse the legal services of Bay Oak Law and Andy Jacobson.
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Posted by Greg | December 17, 2013
Works in his client's best interest
Andy was instrumental in assisting my company in enforcing our contractual rights under our reseller contract. Andy was fully abreast of our rights and was able to position our potential damages due to the vendor's conduct in such a way as to defeat their legal team at the onset. Andy's preparedness and skill set the conditions to force the vendor to purchase our business from us at a fair valuation. During the entire procedure, Andy was truly focused on our needs, not billing us. My company felt that Andy wanted to see the best possible outcome for us at the lowest cost. I would recommend Andy without hesitation to anyone.
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Posted by Patrick | February 6, 2013
Very satisfied
I recently had an issue regarding an intellectual property suit being filed against myself and a close friend. I had no clue what to do but in researching the subject online I was linked to a recommendation for Bay Oak Law. After talking to Andrew it was clear he had a strong sense of what he was doing and I instantly felt more at ease. He worked with me over the next few months and provided his services as a negotiator. He always kept in touch and was an immense source of relief. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2012
Andrew is amazing!
Andrew is outstanding to work with. From the moment I first called him, he was calm yet sympathetic despite my being flustered. He gave me information about the type of case I was dealing with and explained my options. He was always prompt and professional with proceedings in the case. His professionalism, knowledge, accessibility, and thoroughness with my case made him easy to trust. I intend not to need his services again, but if I ever do I will not hesitate to give him a call.
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Posted by Jim | March 17, 2012
You can retain Andy Jacobson with the highest degree of confidence.
Like most people, when I became embroiled in a complicated dispute that required a litigator, all I could do was call a few attorneys, discuss the case, select one and hope for the best. Because jurisdiction was in Northern California Federal Court and I’m out of state, I was also left to rely on a fellow board member who lived the San Francisco Bay area to attend case-events. After decades of analytical work at one of the National Laboratories, my colleague was a calm, collected, reasoning individual of significant achievements and very high standards. I never saw him get excited, so I was surprised and pleased by his animated description of how well Andy advocated for our cause against opposing counsel. After going on at length about the verbal combat he’d witnessed at a key case event, he stopped and said, “Best show I ever saw in my life!”, and “Andy is the real deal, don’t know how you found him, but you got us a tiger”. Andy proceeded to bring 8 years of legal hell to a successful conclusion for us. You can retain Andy Jacobsen with the highest degree of confidence that you will be well counseled and well served.
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Posted by Mark | May 9, 2011
Excellent Work
I've known Andy for a number of years, and recently retained him to assist in a business matter that ended up being incorrectly transferred to Federal Court. He was quite familar with Federal Court procedures and was able to address the issues quickly and efficiently so that the matter could be returned to state court. Also, he exhibited the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in dealing with a difficult indirect party, who wrongfully tried to become involved. I can give no higher recommendation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Bay Oak Law (formerly Andrew K Jacobson APLC)
  • 1998 - Present
  • Partner
  • Robbins Palmer & Allen
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Litigation Department Head
  • Law Offices of Daniel C Minutillo
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Berliner Cohen
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Minutillo & Gorman
  • 1990 - 1993
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  • Univ. of California, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Stanford Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lang v. Morris
  • This copyright infringement case was settled (terms confidential) after defendant's summary judgment motion was denied by the judge.
  • CDS v. BCS
  • Eventual judgment for client of almost $500,000
  • Swingless Golf Club Corporation v. Taylor, et alia
  • Patent infringement case settled in client's favor after summary judgment against opposition's cross-complaint.


  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • Ex'Pression College for Digital Media
  • Business of Media Instructor
  • 2004 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Prosser Prize, Civil Procedure
  • Boalt Hall School of Law
  • 1988


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Speaking Engagements

  • Filmmaking for Lawyers
  • Copyright for Films
  • 2013
  • The Business of Art
  • The Business of Art
  • 2007
  • Business and Art
  • The Law and Art
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (25)
Endorse Andrew
Antitrust and trade law Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Antitrust and trade law Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Antitrust and trade law Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andy and I worked together on a matter for about 6 months. I'm in Seattle and we needed local counsel in CA. Andy provided litigation support to our mutual client. He did an excellent job of keeping both of us on top of the issues and deadlines. His work was on point and helped the client reach a great settlement. He was great to work with and provided sound advice on California Law and litigation practice. He was well versed on the issues at hand. He articulated the case well and handled negotiations. I would work with Andy again and strongly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney!"
Business Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jacobson's professional insight and down-to-earth business savvy make him an invaluable source of legal guidance. His answers on Avvo.Com are among some of the best I have seen and I am happy to endorse him as an attorney who is a credit to the legal profession."
Business Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read several of Mr. Jacobson's responses here and they are always insightful and thorough. These are qualities any client would appreicate in their attorney. For this reason I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jacobson is an excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jacobson is an excellent attorney who consistently provides both solid and prolific responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo legal community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Jacobson demonstrates tremendous knowledge and experience in a wide variety of legal matters, particularly with regard to business and intellectual property matters. His responses on Avvo are thoughtful, articulate, and accurate. I have tremendous respect for his sound legal knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. He is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I hav just read an answer of Mr. Jacobson to an IP question that was not good ... it was great. It indicates a depth of knowledge, a depth of analysis, and a willingness to contribute to improving the image and reputation of attorneys in the community at large. With these qualities, any client should feel both lucky and proud to obtain his legal services."
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