Robert F. Jacobs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Santa Fe Springs, CA

Robert F. Jacobs & Associates, PLC
 | 12631 Imperial Highway, Suite A-113
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-462-1424
Fax: 562-462-1380
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Robert F. Jacobs is the owner of Robert F. Jacobs & Associates, PLC, and primarily handles immigration law matters, including deportation defense, naturalization/citizenship and family visas in Los Angeles and throughout the country. Additionally, he defends the rights of those accused of a crime and conducts post-conviction relief motions in the Supeior Court. With over twenty-one years of experience, he has been a Certified Specialist in immigration law since 2007 by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Currently, Mr. Jacobs is on the Executive Committee of the Immigration Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a member of the Southeast District Bar Association, the Mexican American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He was named by The National Trial Lawyers as a top 100 trial lawyer and a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer. The American Society of Legal Advocates has also named him as one of California’s top 100 immigration lawyers.  Finally, he has been a Super Lawyer from 2015-2020 and a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2011.

In 1994, at the University of Wisconsin, Robert Jacobs earned Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and political science with a pre-law emphasis.  He graduated with highest honors while presiding as the Student Association (government) President. In 1997, he earned his Juris Doctor degree at Marquette University Law School where he was on the Dean’s List and a member of the Marquette Law Review, Moot Court and the Pro Bono Society.

Mr. Jacobs is admitted to practice in many state and federal courts. These include the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and  the States of California and Wisconsin.

 
Practice Areas
  • 90%Immigration
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011

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About Robert Jacobs

Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.rfjimmigration.com/About/Robert-F-Jacobs.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Publicly Held Corporations, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1997
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 100 Immigration Lawyers in California
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 40 Under 40
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters – Southern California, Immigration Lawyer, 2015-2020
  • Attorney of the Year, Southeast District Bar Association, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Naturalization Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee of the Immigration Law Section, since 2006
  • Southeast District Bar Association, Executive Board, Member, 2019 Attorney of the Year
  • Mexican American Bar Association, Executive Board, Member
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2002
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2001
  • California Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Southeast District Bar Association (SEDBA), Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Central District of California, Southern District of California, Eastern District of Wisconsin.
  • California, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1997
  • Wisconsin, 1997

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Kiwanis International - Downey, CA Noon Chapter.  Various Pro Bono Legal Fairs through MABA & LACBA.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Chair & Lecturer, Chair & Speaker, Crimes and Immigration: Hot topics and the value of collaboration between criminal defense and immigration attorneys., 2019
  • Moderator & Speaker, "Crimes & Immigration: New Strategies in an Increasingly Challenging Climate", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2018
  • Lecturer, "Immigration Law in a Turbulent Political World: Walls or Bridges?", Southeast District Bar Association, 2016
  • Speaker, "Practicing Before the Los Angeles/Adelanto Immigration Courts: Procedures, Tactics, and Tips", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2016
  • Moderator & Speaker, "Crimes & Immigration Seminar: New Strategies for Removal Defense", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2013
  • Speaker, "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Speaker, "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Criminal Ineligibility", Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2012
  • Moderator and Speaker, "Crimes and Immigration: Strategies to Defend Convicted Clients Despite Increasing Obstacles", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2011
  • Lecturer, Lunch With the Experts, "Bonds: Give me freedom (or at least get me bonded out)", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2011
  • Speaker, "Immigration 911: Post-Conviction Relief (PCR)", Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2010
  • Moderator & Speaker, Crimes & Immigration Seminar", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2010
  • Speaker, "Crimes and Immigration: Preventing Removal and Preserving Relief, Pre & Post-Conviction", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2008
  • Speaker, "Removal Hearing Advocacy Program, Master Calendar & Hearing on the Merits", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Cruz-Betansos v. Barr, 928 F.3d 1133 (9th Cir. 2019)., 2019
  • Severiano-Vasquez v. Holder, 590 F.3d 1053 (9th Cir. 2010), 2010
  • Valencia-Fragoso v. INS, 321 F.3d 1204 (9th Cir. 2003), 2003
  • Jimenez-Angeles v. Ashcroft, 291 F.3d 594 (9th Cir. 2002), 2002
  • In Re Martinez-Recinas, 23 I&N Dec. 175 (Int. Dec. 3456) (BIA 2001), 2001

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Marquette Law Review, Member
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Publicly Held Corporations
  • Rada Distinguished Alumni Award

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, B.S., Major: Economics, Major: Political Science, Major: Pre-Law, Honors: Highest Honors, Honors: Student Government President, 1994

Industry Groups

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Southeast District Bar Association
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Office Location for Robert F. Jacobs

12631 Imperial Highway
Suite A-113
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Phone: 562-462-1424

Fax: 562-462-1380

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Last Updated: 12/3/2019

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