Attorney Jacobs was born and raised in Connecticut. After graduating from high school, she attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics. Immediately following college, she attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and graduated in 1983 with a Juris Doctor degree. She has been admitted to practice law in the State Courts in both New York and Connecticut, as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern District Court of New York, the Eastern District Court of New York, and the District Court of Connecticut.
After graduating from law school, Attorney Jacobs worked as outside counsel for State Farm Insurance Company, and subsequently worked as staff counsel for the Home Insurance Company, and Chubb Insurance Group, all in New York City. In 1992, Attorney Jacobs established her own practice in Connecticut, representing people who had been injured, utilizing the wealth of knowledge obtained while working for insurance companies. The experience of working for insurance companies has resulted in her being able to effectively and successfully resolve cases to the benefit of her clients.
Since 1992, Attorney Jacobs has dedicated herself to representing injured people. Attorney Jacobs has had multiple cases that settled in excess of one million dollars, and the dedication to detail and her perseverance have resulted in those cases settling before trial. The cases that have been successfully tried to verdict have all resulted in awards well in excess of the offers made.
Attorney Jacobs has been very committed and involved in her community, and continues her family's tradition of charitable giving and concern for others. In addition, she volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, and Court Arbitrator, to assist the Courts in resolving cases. Attorney Jacobs has also successfully completed over 160 hours of training as a divorce mediator.