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 2008, the Oregon State Bar Association presented him with a President's Special Award of Appreciation for his outstanding leadership in promoting access to justice in Oregon. 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.