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Thomas Edmund Jacobs

Personal injury Attorney at Puyallup, WA

4.6   22 reviews
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  • Licensed for 46 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Attorney Thomas Jacobs practices exclusively in the personal injury, As Attorney Thomas Jacobs limits his practice exclusively to personal injury, He has developed the knowledge and skill to represent each of his clients. 43 Years 10,000+ Cases

    46 years

  2. Car accident
    35%
    Our firm can help you with your case. We do not require any "retainer" or down payment and we will await payment for our fee until the end of the claim. We are offering initial consultation free of charge.

    46 years

  3. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    Motorcyclists experience a death rate 35 times greater than the occupants of cars; most of the injuries are to the head and the use of helmets reduces the risk of fatal head injury about one third, and the risk of facial injury by two thirds.

    46 years

  4. Trucking accident
    10%
    When a truck driver is involved in a crash, the driver or their affiliated trucking company will likely hire an investigator or adjuster. This investigator or adjuster may be very pleasant, and appear to be concerned.

    46 years

  5. Wrongful death
    5%
    Wrongful death is usually the result of negligence or intentional or reckless acts of another person or party. Families are left to face a future not only without the victim, but often without the financial support that the victim provided.

EXPERIENCE. RELIABILITY. ETHICS.

Thomas Edmund Jacobs is highly rated and recommended by his past clients. Free consultation!

The law firm of Jacobs and Jacobs was founded in Puyallup Washington in 1893. Since that time, we have represented thousands of Accident and Injury victims throughout the Puget Sound Region and all of Washington State. The majority of these accident and injury cases were fairly settled outside of court. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, or suffered injuries, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by consulting with our experienced accident and injury attorneys. We make it our priority to fairly represent you to secure fair compensation for your injuries.

B. F Jacobs began our firm in 1893. With the exception of a tour duty during WWI when B.F Jacobs served as a troopship navigator, and during WW2 when Edmond F. Jacobs served as a PT boat captain, the Jacobs family has offered legal services to Puget Sound for over 100 years. The attorneys currently practicing at Jacobs & Jacobs have a combined 88 years of experience handling and litigating accident and injury claims in Western Washington.

Our firm is currently handling more personal injury cases than any other law practice in Pierce County. Tom Jacobs was voted as one of seven trustees of the Pierce County Bar Association by approximately 1500 colleagues. He has handled hundreds of accident and injury trials and arbitration hearings during his 40 years of practicing law.

We take pride in representing clients with small claims as well as large claims, such as fatalities and permanent injuries. Our staff is trained to handle all sizes of cases with equal attention to detail, all while using a compassionate approach to each case. Our number one goal for our clients is to get the care needed to make a full recovery and to be fully compensated for their injuries. We do this by working in unison with our client’s treatment providers so as to get the best medical care possible in hopes for a full recovery. We want our clients to focus on getting the medical attention needed to get their lives back to normal while not having to worry about the insurance companies harassing them. These, and other principles have allowed us to obtain over 113 million dollars for our clients just in the last 5 years and a far greater number since 1893 when B.F. Jacobs started our firm.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2016
Client's Choice
2017 2016

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What does an attorney cost?
Injury lawyers only take a percentage of a settlement, which means no upfront cost to our clients. We don't get paid until they get paid. In addition, we even help ensure that our clients are getting the medical care.
We understand accidents happen.

Only about 10% of our cases result in a lawsuit. What we really do for you is provide you with the assurance that you will receive your fair compensation in your greatest time of need.
We have 43 Staff Member.
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rachel | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Injury Case
Let me start by saying this was the first automotive accident i had ever been involved in. Andrea was the Paralegal assigned to my case and from the beginning she was very professional and organized. I had a lot of questions and I called her many times and she never made me feel like I was a bother and when she was too busy to talk she always called me back in a timely manner. I had zero stress from the time I hired the Jacobs & Jacob's law office to handle my case all the way through to its completion. I am greatly appreciative of their time and rendered services. I would suggest them to anyone looking for a personal injury law firm.
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Posted by Courtney | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
I was rear ended December 2015. My husband recommended Jacobs and Jacobs to me. I was hesitant at first but when I met with them they were very friendly and informative. They have worked hard to get the best claim possible and to settle it as quickly as they can.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I have ever used.
I want to thank Tom and his team for the greatest job they have done. I am very happy. I would highly recommend. Thanks Again.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Comminution!
I want to thank the team for the great experience I had with them. The team was friendly and kept us in informed at all times. Thanks Again
Posted by Monica Bon | February 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great team
I had a great team who helped me through out the whole entire process, I am glad that they were the ones who settled my case. I would call daily to check up on the status and there was not a day anyone ever told me they were unavailable because there was always someone there to give me an answer to my questions. I greatly recommend this team as they put forth all their effort to help you the best they can. Great job guys and thank you for all your help.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thomas Edward Jacobs
Tom was so helpful. He was not pushy at all. He stated how he could help. Very upfront about their fees. I really appreciated that. He introduced us to his team and their roles, so we had face to face contact with everyone. i like the fact Tom and team stay in touch and are really interested in how I’m doing. I highly recommend Tom.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good law firm
My lawyer did a great job in working with my car accident. I had tried to do it on my own and was failing, the insurance company I was Dealing with, Gecio was horrible and very nasty. Once I hired Jacob and Jacob they took care of every thing, got all the medical paid with a nice settlement for us. It was all handled very quickly.
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Posted by Bryan Tapia | October 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Ethical Attorneys!
Very Ethical Attorneys! They routinely communicated with us throughout the entire process. Fair and equitable settlement. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again! Bryan
Posted by Kim | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
Very happy with all that was done for me. :) Thank you so much for your hard-work. I was in a car accident where the other person did not have insurance. I was able to get more money from my insurance with Jacobs and Jacobs help.
Posted by Stacey | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
Very pleased with how patient and compassionate the entire staff was about tracking my progress and negotiating a fair settlement. Highly recommended!
Posted by Bre Holstine | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawfirm
Concerned about your needs. Professional great commmunication each step of the way.
Posted by Vance | November 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Jacobs & Jacobs did a great job patiently navigating me through the legal process. I definitely recommend them!
Posted by mike | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
USAA auto claim
Helped me get the medical bills covered, Thanks for the good work
Posted by Joe | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jacobs and Jacobs Did a wonderful job on my case.
Jacobs and Jacobs Did a wonderful job on my case. They always made me feel like i am there number one priority. I want to say special thanks to all the staff members that have worked on my case.
Posted by Darla | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So happy
They were fast and took care of everything
Posted by Jen | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
We, my family and I, were in a vehicle accident about a year and a half ago now. We consulted with Mr. Tom Jacobs to review our case. Tom was very friendly and explained everything very well. We hired him on the spot. Throughout our case any interactions we had with Tom or any of the staff at Jacobs & Jacobs was super nice. They were always very helpful and extremely understanding to our situation. They made us feel like we were the only client that mattered. God forbid we were ever in need for another attorney for a car accident, but if we came across that need? Jacobs & Jacobs would be our first call. Excellent job.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2013
Jacobs & Jacobs review
I was referred to Jacobs & Jacobs and I too, will also send off my recommendations to anyone needing a professional attorney. I have been exceptionally impressed with their knowledge and professionalism as well as the standard they have continuously upheld since first coming to them. Thank you so much for all you have done in making my case effortless on my part.
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Posted by Mark | April 4, 2013
Very satisfied
Working with Jacobs & Jacobs couldn't have been easier, and I wish I had contacted them earlier during my accident claim. Everyone I worked with was very responsive, and took the time to explain every aspect of my case. Trying to deal with the accident on my own, not knowing my rights in WA, or what I was entitled to, had become a huge hassle, and Jacobs & Jacobs took the burden completely off my shoulders, handling everything for me...and getting me the settlement I expected. I would absolutely work with them again, and will refer them in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2012
Jacobs & Jacobs Has Done A Great Job On My Case!
My case went smoothly. They took care of everything for me. Very Very satisfied. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2010
Can't say enough positive things about this attorney! He handled my case professionally and fought for my rights! Thank you!
The law firm of Jacobs & Jacobs handled my case smoothly and professionally. Once I hired them, I didn't have to worry about a thing and they kept me informed consistently throughout the entire process. I appreciate their hard work! What a great attorney and team!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jacobs & Jacobs
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Whitworth College
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client rear ended at 45 mph
  • settled for $25,000

Associations

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Greater Tacoma Christian layman’s Outreach
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Thomas
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had my practice down the street from Mr. Jacobs for 38 years. His is a legacy practice as the firm was started by his father, who was a mentor to me. I send all my personal injury referrals to Tom and wouldn't hesitate to send my family members to him"
Car accident Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a fine lawyer and a better man than most. I would trust him with my own personal injury matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Puyallup Personal injury Lawyer Thomas Edmund Jacobs
Thomas Edmund Jacobs
Personal injury Attorney
Puyallup, WA
Licensed for 46 years
Free Consultation
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