Joe David Jacobson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Clayton, MO

Jacobson Press P.C.
 | 222 S Central Ave, Suite 550
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 3148999790
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Joe David Jacobson is a partner with Jacobson Press P.C. law firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Nationally regarded as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Jacobson has more than 34 years of legal experience, and he provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the greater St. Louis metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Business litigation

·       General civil litigation

·       Class actions and mass torts

·       Appeals

·       Alternative dispute resolution

A highly accomplished attorney, Mr. Jacobson has tried more than 65 cases to verdict and handled around 100 appeals, securing numerous judgments well in excess of a million dollars. Certified as a civil mediator under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 and holding a certificate in arbitration upon completing the Advanced Arbitration Academy of the USC-JAMS Arbitration Institute, he has also negotiated many favorable settlements for his clients totaling millions of dollars.

Mr. Jacobson has handled a variety of business disputes during his career, including partnership and fiduciary disputes, breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, real estate disputes, RICO claims, and other matters. His client base has included both plaintiffs and defendants alike in a variety of industries, and he recently obtained a significant victory on behalf of aggrieved limited partners against a general partner at trial, where the court awarded his clients $2.8 million for the value of their partnership interest as well as another $2.8 million in punitive damages.

Honored for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding service, Mr. Jacobson has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 1983 graduate of Washington University, Mr. Jacobson obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1986. He holds his license to practice in Missouri, Illinois and the District of Columbia, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois and the District of Columbia.

He also holds his admission to practice before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Supreme Court and various circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 20%Appellate
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff


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About Joe Jacobson

Admitted: 1986, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Nominated for Missouri Supreme Court by Appellate Judicial Commission, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri Bar's fee dispute committees, Member
  • BAMSL's bench and bar, Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, appellate practice committee, Chairman
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Board of Carondelet Leadership Academy, a public charter school, since 2014. President of the Board since 2016


  • Steward v. Goetz, 945 S.W.2d 520 (Mo. App. E.D. 1997) (partnership dispute arising out of the sale of a business)
  • National Heritage Life Ins. Co. v. Frame, 41 S.W.3d 544 (Mo. App. E.D. 2001) (challenge to personal guarantee)
  • Klokkenga v. Carolan, 200 S.W.3d 144 (Mo. App. W.D. 2006) (surface water drainage)
  • Loomis v. Loomis, 158 S.W.3d 787 (Mo. App. E.D. 2005) (divorce)
  • Daoukas v. City of St. Louis, 228 S.W.3d 30 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007) (workplace injury)
  • Eisel v. Midwest Bankcentre, 230 S.W.3d 335 (Mo. 2007) (consumer class action)
  • Thomure v. Phillips Furniture Co., 30 F.3d 1020 (8th Cir. 1995) (age discrimination)
  • Carpenter v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 250 S.W.3d 697 (Mo. 2008) (consumer class action)
  • Zoltek Corp. vs. United States vs. Lockheed Martin, Corp., 672 F.3d 1309 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (sovereign immunity in patent context)
  • Estate of Davis v. Delo, 115 F.3d 1388 (8th Cir. 1997) (Section 1983 prisoner's claim)
  • In re BankAmerica Corporation Securities Litigation, 350 F.3d 747 (8th Cir. 2004) (securities class action)
  • O'Brien & Gere Technical Services v. Fru-Con/Fluor Daniel Joint Venture, 380 F.3d 447 (8th Cir. 2004) (construction)
  • Dunne v. Libbra, 448 F.3d 1024 (8th Cir. 2006) (sale of business and fraud)
  • Deal v. Consumer Programs, Inc., 470 F.3d 1225 (8th Cir. 2006) (employment)
  • Green Edge Enterprises, LLC v. Rubber Mulch Etc., LLC, 620 F.3d 1287 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (patent infringement and validity)

Educational Background:

  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 1983  

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Consumer Finance
  • High Tech
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Joe David Jacobson

222 S Central Ave
Suite 550
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 3148999790

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Last Updated: 10/20/2020

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