Jacob W Gent
Personal injury Attorney at Everett, WA
Licensed for 12 years
Virtual consultation available
Mr. Gent earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in August 2009. He continued working for Adler Giersch, PS, while attending law school at night and completed a four year part-time law school program in just three years. At school he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and participated in mock trials and trial skills workshops. During the summer of 2007, Mr. Gent studied international law and constitutional law at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, through the Widener Law School exchange program. During his final year, Mr. Gent worked in the Widener University Civil Law Clinic, providing free legal services to indigent, elderly, and disabled individuals on a wide variety of matters.
Befitting his ‘rising star’ status, Mr. Gent was admitted to the Bar and sworn in by two Washington Supreme Court Justices, Tom Chambers and Debra L. Stephens, during a private ceremony in October, 2010. Mr. Gent is licensed to practice law in federal court and all jurisdictions in the state of Washington. He is a participating member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle status), King County and Snohomish County Bar Associations, the Brain Injury Association of Washington, and the Greater Everett Community Foundation.
Mr. Gent is a partner at Adler Giersch, PS, and resides with his spouse, Danielle, an immigration attorney, in Everett, Washington. He heads up the firm’s Everett office, representing individuals throughout Washington State, including King, Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and Kitsap counties. He has written articles on insurance and injury issues for the firm’s Advocate newsletter and web log, Personal Injury Updates. He has lectured on similar subjects to healthcare providers and fellow attorneys. Mr. Gent is also a contributor to Mr. Adler’s recent book, From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim (2011) and is a contributing editor to Understanding Medical and Treatment Concepts and Terms (2012) and Understanding Legal and Insurance Concepts and Terms (2013). In 2013, Mr. Gent received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV Preeminent®, the highest level of professional excellence.
Prior to joining Adler Giersch, Mr. Gent was a senior negotiator and Litigation Specialist for Farmers Insurance Company. While at Farmers, he investigated and adjusted first- and third party claims under both personal and commercial auto policies. Mr. Gent completed the Farmers Insurance Claims Management Training (CMT) Program, served as a backup Claims Supervisor, and was certified as a Liability Claims Specialist by the Insurance Institute of America. Mr. Gent also has experience handling medical, dental, vision and disability claims for Teamster unions.
Born and raised in central Illinois, Mr. Gent moved to Seattle in 1994 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) from Eastern Illinois University. He worked for over a decade as a director, actor, and stage manager throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Gent is excited to infuse his practicality, creative energy, and communication skills to his law practice on behalf of his clients both in and outside of the courtroom. In addition to live theatre, Mr. Gent enjoys traveling abroad, cooking and entertaining, sampling new wines, long road trips, and spending quality time with friends and family, including the annual polar bear swim in Puget Sound on New Year's Day.
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