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Adele R. Jacobs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bridgeport, CT

Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC
1087 Broad Street, Ste. 400
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-583-8595
Fax: 203-332-7709
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2012, 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%)
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Attorney Profile

Born and raised in Connecticut, Adele R. Jacobs was the founder of the Law Offices of Adele R. Jacobs, now known as Jacobs & Wallace PLLC, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Focusing her practice on personal injury litigation, she represents plaintiffs throughout the State of Connecticut who have been harmed by the negligent or willful acts or omissions of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability, trampoline accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Ms. Jacobs has obtained numerous settlements in excess of $1 million for her clients, and has also received jury and court verdicts awarding substantial sums.

A 1980 graduate of Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts, Ms. Jacobs went on to attend Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1983. Upon graduation from law school, she worked as outside counsel for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company before becoming staff counsel for two other major insurance companies, giving her a background to successfully pursue personal injury litigation representing injured plaintiffs, when she opened her own practice in 1992. Admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York, Ms. Jacobs is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Connecticut, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

A member of several professional organizations, including the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, Ms. Jacobs is active in her community as well. She has been a longtime member of the Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration Committee, the State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration, Vice President of Voices of Hope Connecticut, an organization committed to education to combat racism, bigotry and anti-semitism, and she served on the board of directors of the Jewish Center for Community Services of Eastern Fairfield County from 1993 to 2004 and has volunteered at several area public schools.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2012, 2018 - 2021

About Adele R. Jacobs

First Admitted: 1984, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.jwlawct.com/team_member/adele-r-jacobs/

Educational Background

  • Smith College, BA, 1980

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $300,00 (full policy limits) for car accident resulting in herniated disc requiring surgery, 2018
  • $500,000.  Mold/breach of contract/property damage against insurance company, 2017
  • $800,000 Mold/breach of contract/personal injuries against insurance company, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • For community service and dedication to the mission of education about the Holocaust to fight against racism, bigotry and hatred., Honoree, Voices of Hope, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys, 2021
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Women Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2019
  • New York Bar, 1984
  • Inns of Court - Invitation only Bar Association 1995-present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, State of Connecticut
  • Court Arbitrator, State of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Bar, 1992
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association Women’s Caucus

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Vice President, CT Voices of Hope, 2019
  • First Vice President, CT Voices of Hope , 2020
  • First Vice President, Voices of Hope The mission of Voices of Hope, a 501c3 organization, is to combat racism, bigotry, and all forms of hatred including anti-semitism by teaching about the Holocaust and other Genocides.  We are the premier organization in Connecticut whose mission is to educate middle school and high school students to be upstanders, and not bystanders. , 2021
  • State of CT Holocaust Commemoration Chairperson, 2018
  • Chairperson, State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee, 2012
  • Chairperson, State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee, 2006
  • Board Member, Jewish Center for Community Service, 1993 - 2004
  • Council of Jewish Federations Award, Jewish Center for Community Services, 1997
  • Mission to Combat Racism and Genocide through Education, Voices of Hope
  • Town of Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration Committee, 1998 - Present
  • Executive Committee, Jewish Center for Community Services, 2000 - 2004
  • A.O., Samuels Young Leadership Award Recipient, Jewish Center for Community Services, 1997
  • Founding Member, Voices of Hope
  • Committee Member, State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee 1992 - Present
  • Board Vice President, Jewish Center for Community Services, 2002 - 2004 
  • Chairperson Fundraising Campaigns, Jewish Center for Community Services, 1994 - 1997
  • Fairfield Public Schools Volunteer, Jewish Center for Community Services, 1997 - 2009
  • Chairperson, State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee 1998
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Office Location for Adele R. Jacobs

1087 Broad Street
Ste. 400
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: 203-583-8595

Fax: 203-332-7709

Last Updated: 5/28/2021

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