Ann S. Jacobs

Ann S. Jacobs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Jacobs Injury Law, S.C.
 | 219 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 5B
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-306-8999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish

About Ann Jacobs

Admitted: 1992, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://jacobsinjurylaw.com/ann-jacobs/

Honors and Awards:

  • Elected a "Leader in the Law" per Avvo & M Magaine., "Leader in the Law", M Magazine, 2015
  • Elected a "Leader in the Law" per Avvo & M Magaine., "Leader in the Law", M Magazine, 2014
  • Elected a "Leader in the Law" per Avvo & M Magazine., "Leader in the Law", M Magazine, 2013
  • Elected a "Leader in the Law" per Avvo & M Magazine (Milwaukee)., "Leader in the Law", M Magazine, 2012
  • Honored as a "Wisconsin Woman in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal., 2010
  • Listed as one of the top 25 women attorneys in Wisconsin by Super Lawyers., 2009
  • Listed as one of the top 25 women attorneys in Wisconsin by Super Lawyers., 2008
  • Listed as one of the top 25 women attorneys in Wisconsin by Super Lawyers., 2007
  • Listed as one of the top 25 women attorneys in Wisconsin by Super Lawyers., 2006

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to Court of Claims, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wisconsin Association for Justice:  President (2015) President-Elect (2014) Vice President (2013) Secretary (2012) Treasurer (2011) and member of Board of Directors (2008-present).  Past program committee chair (2008-2010).  Member since 2001., 2015
  • Elected to Milwaukee Bar Association Board of Directors., 2013
  • Founding Member, Wisconsin Association for Justice Womens Caucus., 2008
  • Member, Association of Women Lawyers., 2001
  • American Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Standing Committee member.  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Chair of LRIS Committee of Milwaukee Bar Association, 2010-present, Co-Chair of LRIS Committee, 2007-2010. Member & LRIS Committee member, 2001-present.
  • Member, Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association.  2006-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Appointed to the newly-created State Elections Commission for a five year term.  The six commissioners oversee Wisconsin's election administration., 2016
  • Elected Delegate to Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
  • Judge - National Black Law Student Association Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, 2014
  • Elected Delegate to Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2012
  • Panel Member - Fox 6 Milwaukee Law Day Attorney Panel, 2006
  • Election Protection of Wisconsin.  2012:  Training Coordinator, 2008:  Training Coordinator.  2004-present:  Member of Legal Team and co-author, "2012 Presidential Election Report", "2012 Recall Election Report","Presidential Election, 2004 Review" (1/6/05) and "2006 Election Review" (2/13/07)., 2004
  • Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund Board Member since 2002.  Dinner Committee Chair, 2007-2016., 2002

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presented as part of a full day seminar on ERISA Liens and the Ethics of Liens., Presenter, Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury, NBI Seminars, 2017
  • Co-presented with a defense attorney on how social media discovery is affecting cases., Presenter, Social Media: From the Plaintiff's Perspective, State Bar of Wisconsin - Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Presented on representing the unlucky client who has 2 consecutive car accidents - pleadings and procedure., Presenter, 2 Crashes/1Client: Litigating the Two Accident Case, State Bar of Wisconsin - Car Crash Symposium, 2015
  • Presented a full-day seminar on lien resolution in personal injury cases, including subrogation and reimbursement obligations and ethics., Presenter, Eliminating/Minimizing Liens in Personal Injury Settlements, NBI Seminars, 2015
  • Presented a full-day seminar on medical malpractice claims from start to finish, including ethical challenges., Presenter, Medical Malpractice from Start to Finish, NBI Seminars, 2015
  • National seminar on the nuts and bolts of medical malpractice cases., Speaker, Medical Malpractice from A to Z, National Business Institute (NBI), 2014
  • Presentation regarding the complexity of proper pleading and verdict crafting when a client has 2 successive accidents., Speaker, Two Crashes / Once Case: Pleading & Verdict Crafting for the Unlucky Double Crash Client, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2014
  • Nationwide seminar on liens - also presented on the ethics of lien resolution., Presenter, Eliminating/Minimizing Liens in Personal Injury Settlements, National Business Institute (NBI), 2014
  • Ethics presentation to trial attorneys., Presenter, The Ethics of Lien Resolution, Wisconsin Association Of Justice, 2014
  • Presented on identifying MTBI's and presenting them within an auto claim., Speaker, Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, State Bar Of Wisconsin (Car Crash Symposium), 2013
  • Presented a full ethics credit for attorneys regarding their ethical obligations when encountering a variety of liens, including fee liens, subrogation/reimbursement and Medicare., Complex Lien Resolution, NBI, 2013
  • Presented live and via webcast regarding identifying mild traumatic brain injuries, current treatment theories, and how to present the sequelae to juries., "Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries", State Bar of Wisconsin, 2013
  • Panelist at the Blogger's Convention as a part of the Democratic National Convention on the topic of Voter Suppression., Panelist, http://theppl.us/battles-over-ballot-access-voter-suppression-protection, 2012
  • Explained how to identify cases where a person has suffered neglect or abuse, as opposed to the normal progression of illness or old age. (Presented twice), Speaker, Issue Spotting in Nursing Home Neglect Cases: Bad Care vs. Bad Outcomes, 2012
  • Discussed what the top 10 client complaints are, and how to handle them to keep your clients happy., Speaker, Top Ten Causes of Client Complaints: How to Keep Your LRIS Referrals – And You – Happy, 2012
  • Using the iPad in court to enhance trial presentation., Speaker, Technology in the Palm of Your Hand: Take Your iPad to Court, 2012
  • A reivew of the TrialPad software for courtroom presentation., Author, TrialPad: Helping the Jury See Your Case, 2012
  • Discussion of changes made to Wisconsin's Civil Justice Laws., Author, A Year Long Attack On Civil Justice, 2012
  • Discussion of the changes to Wisconsin Attorneys Fees laws and why they matter., Author, Why Attorneys Fees Matter, 2012
  • Discussion of changes to Wisconsin's Highway Liability Bill, Author, Wisconsin Hazardous Highways Immunity Bill: What's The Purpose?, 2012
  • Article summarizing the history of Wisconsin's recall law., Author, Recall in Wisconsin: A Historical Perspective, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2012
  • Gave overview of new trial presentation technology., Speaker, Going To Court With An iPad: TrialPad App Makes Trial Presentation a Cinch, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2012
  • Provided comprehensive update on changes to Wisconsin Auto Insurance Laws., Speaker, Goodbye Truth in Auto, We Hardly Knew Ye: The 2011 Changes to Auto Insurance, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2011
  • Hot Topics in Subrogation & Medicare Liens, Speaker, Hot Topics in Subrogation & Medicare Liens, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2011
  • Lectured on new changes to Wisconsin's Auto Insurance Laws recently passed by the legislature., Speaker, 2011 Tort & Auto Law Changes: The new laws and when you need to care about them, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2011
  • Recent changes in Medicare reimbursement law and the confusion of two very distinct concepts – Reporting Requirements and Medicare Set-Asides., Speaker, MMSEA's and Reporting Requirements: When do I Have To Worry?, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2010
  • Spoke to paralegal section about what is expected of paralegals who accompany their attorneys to trial., Speaker, I'm Going To Court: The Do's and Don't's for Paralegals at Trial, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2010
  • Spoke on the Plaintiff's Lawyer's obligations with regard to Medicare subrogation and reimbursement., Speaker, Coping with Medicare - From the Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2010
  • Speaker at the national 2009 conference of the Lawyer Referral Information Service committee for the American Bar held in Baltimore, Maryland., Speaker, Developing Affinity With Your Panel: Building Partnerships, American Bar Association, 2009
  • Spoke at the 2nd annual Protect Wisconsin Vote Education Summit regarding Election Fraud., Speaker, Election Fraud, One Wisconsin Now, 2009
  • Lectured as to the ethical implications of subrogation laws. CLE credits and ethics credits awarded., Lecturer, "The Ethics of Subrogation", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2008
  • Updated attorneys on the changes in subrogation law.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Lecturer, "Subrogation Update", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2008
  • Trained over 100 volunteer attorneys in election observation law for the non-partisan Election Protection group.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Training Coordinator, Attorney Training, Election Protection of Wisconsin, 2008
  • Lecture regarding attorney obligations as to subrogation.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Lecturer, "Subrogation: Maximizing Your Client's Recovery And Minimizing Your Headaches", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2007
  • Spoke regarding qui tam (false claims) actions.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Speaker, "In the Cross Hairs: How To Manage Matters With Civil And Criminal Implications", Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, 2006
  • Lecture regarding subrogation obligations for attorneys.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Lecturer, "Subrogation, Reimbursement and Liens: Who You Have to Pay, Who You Don't Have To Pay, and How To Tell The Difference", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2006
  • Lecture regarding letters of protection in light of the Riegleman case.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Lecturer, "Riegleman v. Krieg: The Do's and Don'ts of Letters of Protection in Wisconsin", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2005
  • Spoke at the Wisconsin State Bar Annual Conference on the topic of Medicare reimbursement obligations from the Plaintiff's lawyer's perspective., Speaker, Coping with Medicare From the Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective, State Bar Of Wisconsin

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Author, Unpublished manuscript, cited as a reference in More Than Victims:  Battered Women, The Syndrome Society, and the Law, Donald A. Downs, University of Chicago Press., 1996
  • Author, Chapter 19, "Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act," Wisconsin Juvenile Law Handbook, State Bar of Wisconsin., 1996
  • Co-Author, Chapter 5, "Pain and Suffering,"  Law of Damages, State Bar of Wisconsin.  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctorate awarded  cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1992
  • Bachelors of Arts awarded with Distinction, University of Wisconsin, 1989

Articles about Ann S. Jacobs appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Ann S. Jacobs

219 N. Milwaukee Street
Suite 5B
Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

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Last Updated: 4/6/2017

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