Joe Jacobson

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Clayton, Missouri

Jacobson Press P.C.
Joe Jacobson
Jacobson Press P.C.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate, Civil Litigation view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 1986

Education: Boston University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
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Jacobson Press P.C.

222 S Central Ave
Suite 550
Clayton, MO 63105 Visit website


Attorney Joe David Jacobson is a lawyer with Jacobson Press P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri. Jacobson has more than 35 years of experience, during which he has tried more than 65 cases to verdict or judgment, securing numerous judgments in excess of $1 million, and has been the primary counsel in over 100 appeals. Mr. Jacobson practices primarily in Missouri, but has handled cases and appeals across the country. Mr. Jacobson prides himself on being able to handle cases concerning any subject matter, but his primary areas of focus are:

·       Business litigation

·       General civil litigation

·       Class actions, both plaintiff and defense

·       Civil appeals

·       Alternative dispute resolution

Mr. Jacobson is certified as a civil mediator under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 and is on the list of registered neutrals for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. He holds a certificate in arbitration for completing the Advanced Arbitration Academy of the USC-JAMS Arbitration Institute.

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, fraud, patents, and other matters. His client base includes both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of industries. Details of some of the cases Mr. Jacobson has handled are available on his law firm's website profile at:

A 1983 graduate of Washington University, Mr. Jacobson obtained his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1986. He is a member of the Bars of Missouri, Illinois, and the District of Columbia; is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the District of Columbia; and is a member of the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and of the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Jacobson was nominated by the Missouri non-partisan Appellate Judicial Commission for a seat on the Missouri Supreme Court in 2011.

Mr. Jacobson is rated AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell through peer reviews.

*AV Preeminent® is a certification mark 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

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

First Admitted: 1986, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Missouri Bar's fee dispute committees, Member
  • BAMSL's bench and bar, Member
  • 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
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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  
  • Nominated for Missouri Supreme Court by Appellate Judicial Commission, 2011
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Consumer Finance
  • Family-Owned Firms
  • High Tech
  • Real Estate

Office location for Joe Jacobson

222 S Central Ave
Suite 550
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-899-9790


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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