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Mr. Jacobs received his J.D. from Seattle University in 1979. He is
licensed to practice law in all Washington and Oregon State and federal
courts. Before creating the NW Injury Law Center, Mr. Jacobs was a
partner in a law firm for over twenty years that emphasized personal
injury law. He is an active member of the Washington, Oregon and
American Trial Lawyers Associations. He is a frequent lecturer on legal
issues for both the Oregon and Washington associations. Mr. Jacobs
currently serves on the governing board of the Oregon State Trial
Lawyers Association. He served as their President in 2008-2009. He also
served on the governing board of the Washington State Trial Lawyers
Association from 1993 to 2000. In 1997, he was awarded the Alvin
Anderson Award from the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. In
2005, he received their Award for Professionalism. In his spare time,
Mr. Jacobs has taught personal injury and insurance law at Clark
College in Vancouver. In his early career, he was a city criminal
prosecutor for Woodland Washington. His practice now consists entirely
of representing injured consumers.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    37 years
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    37 years



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  • Heather J Norton

    I wholeheartedly endorse Don! Not only is he a talented and knowledgeable attorney, he is a genuinely good human being. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone in need of personal injury representation!


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Contact info

NW Injury Law Center - Vancouver Office

514 West 9th Street
Vancouver, WA, 98660-3017

NW Injury Law Center - Portland Office

1001 SW 5th Ave. Ste 1100
Portland, OR, 97204



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Lawyer of the YearClark County Bar Association2015
Presidents Award (2nd time)Oregon Trial Lawyers Association2012
President's AwardOregon Trial Lawyers Association2008
Presidents Special Award of AppreciationOregon State Bar Association2008
Award for ProfessionalismWashington State Trial Lawyers Association2005
Alvin Anderson AwardWashington State Trial Lawyers Association1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentNW Injury Law Center2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeOregon State Delegate2009 - 2011
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President2008 - 2009
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationGoverning Board2000 - 2012
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationGoverning Board1993 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Campbell v Summers Group Inc.Jury Verdict 1.3 Million
Whithorn v WhithornJury Verdict $427,000
Turney-Mann v. Northland Insurance Co.Arbitration Award $551,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Personal Injury BlogAuto accident claims and repaying your medical insurance2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Clark County Bar AssociationCare and Feeding of a Soft Tissue Case2015
OTLA Annual Motor Vehicle CLEWashington Insurance Law2014
Annual Clark County Presiding Court UpdateClark County Presiding Court Update2014
Multnomah County Bar Assn.Clark County Presiding Court Update and Trial Practices CLE2013
Multnomah County Bar AssociationClark County Presiding Court Update and Trial Practices CLE2010
Clark County Bar AssociationCivil Trial Preparation2009
Clark County Bar AssociationOregon Tort and Insurance Law2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationOregon Tort and Insurance Law2007
Clark County Bar AssociationOregon Personal Injury Law2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationElements of a Trial2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationDamage Considerations in MIST Cases2002
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationElements of a Trial2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationFiling the Case - District or Superior Court2001
Clark County Bar AssociationOregon Personal Injury Law2001
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationTort Tips for the 21st Century2000
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationJury Selection2000
Clark County Bar AssociationUninsured Motorist Claims1999

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