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Biography

Jacob (Jake) is an attorney in the Product, Tort, and Insurance practice group. He has worked in the field of civil litigation since his second year of law school. Since then, he has worked hands-on through every stage of litigation including discovery, mediation, trial, and appeal.

Jake’s current practice focuses mainly on defending both products and insurers on a national scale.

  • From a products perspective, Jake’s practice varies from defending consumer products to defending large commercial/agricultural machinery.
  • From an insurance perspective, Jake’s practice includes drafting coverage opinions, litigating coverage disputes, and defending against bad faith allegations.

Jake has also argued in front of several appellate courts, including arguing before the Ohio Supreme Court where he was successful in limiting a healthcare employer’s vicarious liability for the alleged malpractice of its physician employees.

Jake also worked in-house with one of the nation’s largest insurers and also externed at one of Ohio’s largest hospital systems.

Jake earned his B.S. in neuroscience from Bowling Green State University where he graduated with a 4.0 undergraduate GPA. Jake earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati where he graduated cum laude.

Although originally a Hoosier, Jake has since found his home in Harrison, Ohio. There, he lives with his wife, daughter, son, and two dogs. Jake, an avid sports fan, wrestled in college and continues to follow the sport today. He is a member of The Ohio Academy of Science and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Other Info About Jake

Education

Law School

University of Cincinnati, J.D., 2020, cum laude

Undergraduate School

Bowling Green State University, BS, Neuroscience, 2017, cum laude

Clerkships

Jake served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

The Honorable Michael A. Oster, Jr. – Butler County Court of Common Pleas

Bar Memberships

Jake is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio

Courts

Jake is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Ohio, 2020

Northern District of Ohio, 2023

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Grant Owings Scholarship, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Third Year Challenge Scholarship, University of Cincinnati College of Law

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advertising Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio Bar Association

American Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

The Ohio Academy of Science, Member

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Member

Major Publications

Jake is an author or contributor to the following publications:

States of Disrepair – Recent Developments in the ‘Right to Repair’ Movement,” Manufacturing.Net (August 2023).

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