Ralph L. Jacobson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Jose, CA

GJEL Accident Attorneys
 | 1625 The Alameda, Suite 511
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-955-9000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1970
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Ralph L. Jacobson is a founder and of counsel partner at GJEL Accident Attorneys, a highly regarded personal injury law firm with a 40-year and more than $600 million track record of success on behalf of injured plaintiffs in Northern California. Ralph received his law degree from Stanford University in 1969. As an attorney, Ralph's practice has focused on personal injury and employment litigation for more than three decades.

Ralph is a respected speaker on personal injury law and court procedures who has also authored or co-authored articles and books for numerous publications, including the CEB Civil Litigation Reporter and the California Continuing Education of the Bar. Ralph's professional affiliations include the California Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of California. He also volunteers his skills and expertise, pro bono, to the Alameda Voluntary Legal Services Program and serves as a settlement commissioner for Alameda and Contra Costa counties. In addition to being selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers listings for multiple years, Ralph holds an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Ralph Jacobson

Admitted: 1970, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.gjel.com/firm/ralph.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
  • State of California, 1970
  • State Bar of California
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Settlement Commissioner, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
  • Alameda Voluntary Legal Services Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Joint and Several Liability After Prop. 51, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers, 1991
  • Litigation in the Fast Lane (Contributing Author), CEB
  • Statute of Limitations Issues in Underinsured Motorist Cases, CEB Civil Litigation Reporter
  • Uninsured Motorist, Notice of Action – an Update, CEB Civil Litigation Reporter
  • Uninsured Motorists Cases: Notice of Action, CEB Civil Litigation Reporter
  • Co-Author, California Government Tort Liability Practice, California Continuing Education of the Bar

Educational Background:

  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., magna cum laude

Industry Groups

  • ACBA
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Office Location for Ralph L. Jacobson

1625 The Alameda
Suite 511
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: 408-955-9000


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Last Updated: 2/21/2017

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