David A. “Jake” Jacobs

Owner

Jake obtains results for his clients by leaving no stone unturned so that he fully understands all the facts and legal issues when handling civil disputes and trial work for his clients, including insurance, commercial, construction, professional liability and personal injury matters.

Originally from the Boston area, Jake has called Eugene his home since 1985, although he says he “will always be a die-hard Red Sox fan.” He joined Luvaas Cobb as an associate in 1994 and became a shareholder in 2000.

Jake’s tenacity and his ability to sort through all the facts and any complicated legal issues have been key in obtaining good results for his clients on matters as diverse as personal injury and property damage claims, construction defect and mold cases, professional liability, products liability, insurance coverage, business disputes, nursing home cases, collections, claims involving estates, unlawful trade practices, and “lemon law” cases. He also regularly defends attorneys and businesses in Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and other consumer claims.

He is admitted to practice in all Oregon state and federal courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, Lane County Bar Association, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and the American Bar Association.

Jake is a year-round bike commuter and dedicated runner. His best times are spent outdoors, backpacking, whitewater rafting, running, and working in his yard and garden. Jake is married to Cory, a teacher, and has a great dog, Maggie, who gets to come to the office most Fridays.

Education

Middlebury College, University of Oregon (B.A. in History, 1988), magna cum laude
University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. 1993), Order of the Coif

Civic Involvement

  • Mulkey Cemetery Association, board of directors