Jeffrey Howard Jacobson focuses on practice areas such as employment & labor, lawsuits & disputes, criminal defense, law enforcement, litigation, criminal law, and administrative law.
He is the founder and principal attorney at The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Jacobson, an employment law firm emphasizing on the representation of law enforcement officers in Tucson, AZ.
Before starting a private practice in 2008, he served as a successful Deputy County Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Tucson for several years.
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Southern Arizona Chapter honored him as Prosecutor of the Year while he was serving as an AUSA. The Tucson Sector of the United States Border Patrol also presented him with the Outstanding Prosecutor award.
He served as an outside counsel to members of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association for almost ten years and represented law enforcement officers from over 65 federal agencies.
He has worked with law enforcement officers from across the country and defended thousands of disciplinary issues, more than 90 officer-involved shootings, and other employment matters where reputation, career, and livelihood are at stake.
He has represented his clients in over 50 jury trials and more than 300 bench trials throughout his career. He has gained a rich experience in appeals by briefing and arguing before the Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits of the U.S. Courts of Appeals as well as Arizona state courts. He routinely appears before the United States Merit Systems Protection Board across the nation.
He is the co-founder and chairman of a non-profit organization, the Wills for Heroes Foundation. It aims to give back to the first responders’ community by providing support and services to them and their families.
Its founders started this program in response to the September 2001 terrorist attack, and since then, Wills for Heroes programs in 28 states have provided over 65,000 estate planning documents for first responders.
The Wills for Heroes program has prepared more than 9,700 wills, and numerous attorneys have donated over 20,000 hours of pro bono service to the first responder community in the state of Arizona alone.
Jeff Jacobson has received several honors for his leadership in the Wills for Heroes program in Arizona. President Obama’s Council on Service and Civic Participation gave him the Presidential Volunteer Service Award- Gold Level in 2011 for his efforts on behalf of America’s first responders.
He has also appeared on television several times as a legal analyst on programs such as Headline News, the Nancy Grace show and In Session on TruTV, and KOLD-TV.
Displaying his commitment to the legal profession, he routinely services at various bar associations. He has worked on the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors and is the former President of its Young Lawyers Division.
He was District 23 Representative and Chairperson of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and Law Student Division respectively. He also served as a Board Member of the Pima Council on Aging Foundation and Selective Service System.
The United Phoenix Firefighter’s Association & City of Phoenix Fire Department honored him with the Service Award in 2008. He received Volunteer Award from the 100 Club of Arizona in 2006.
The Inside Tucson Business Magazine named him in the Up & Comer and the 40 Under 40 list in the years 2006 and 2008 respectively. He became the Member of the Year of the State Bar of Arizona in 2007.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and Master of Public Administration degree from Arizona State University in the years 1992 and 1994.
He attended the Whittier Law School and received several academic awards as well as became a published member of law review. He earned his law degree cum laude in the year 1998.
Jeffrey H. Jacobson served as the Chair of the American Bar Association Law Student Division and represented 135,000 law students to the national legal community. Whittier Law School honored him with the Alumni Attorney of the Year Award in 2014.
He obtained the license to practice law in the states of California and Arizona in the years 1998 and 1999 respectively.
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