Jacob is a member of the Litigation practice group, focusing on solving commercial issues and business-related disputes for a diverse client base. Jacob’s litigation experience includes representing commercial entities, government contracting firms, employers, and individuals in federal district courts, North Carolina District and Superior Courts, and in state regulatory investigations. Jacob has also represented clients in federal civil investigations, as well as in pre-litigation and post-filing dispute resolution alternatives, including matters before the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
Jacob graduated cum laude from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where he was the inaugural recipient of the Leadership Scholar Award, a full-tuition scholarship that recognizes students with the potential to become leaders in the law. Prior to attending law school, Jacob earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Public Policy and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as the Vice President of the Student Body and the chairperson of the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor.
During law school, Jacob was a member of the Campbell Law School national mock trial team, where he earned more individual advocacy awards than any other student in Campbell Law School history. His distinctions earned include the championship victory at the 2017 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, the Best Advocate of the Championship Round awards at both the 2017 and 2016 South Texas Mock Trial Competitions, as well as the Best Advocate of the Final Round award at the 2016 National Civil Trial Competition. In addition to his individual achievements, Jacob and his teammates were twice named national champions and earned three tournament second-place finishes.
Upon graduation from law school, Jacob was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and was awarded the Robert A. Jenkins Award, which recognizes one student in each graduating class whose work in competitions and academia best represents the School of Law to the community, the profession, and the public.
Professional & Community Activities
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- Trial Team Coach, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
- Alumni Board President, Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of The Sigma Phi Society
- Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina
- North Carolina State Bar
- American Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
- Wake County Bar Association, Committee Chair, Young Lawyers Division; Bar Awards Sponsorship Committee Member