Rachel L. Jacobs
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY
Attorney Rachel L. Jacobs is an associate with Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, law firm, which has law offices in New York, New York, and Newark, New Jersey. Regarded as among the top trial attorneys in her region, Ms. Jacobs focuses her practice solely on personal injury law, with a particular emphasis on prosecuting personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice.
Licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, Ms. Jacobs has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of clients across both states who are suffering needlessly as a result of someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions. She handles all aspects of the legal process, from initial investigations and discoveries to researching and writing motions, drafting pleadings, and fully preparing each case as if it were to go to trial.
Over the course of her legal career spanning more than seven years, Ms. Jacobs has handled many complex cases against big pharma and other corporations and institutions in America, and she has recovered substantial settlements and verdicts for her plaintiff clients. Honored for her success, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and Leaders of the Law named her among New York's Leading Personal Injury Lawyers in 2017.
A 2008 summa cum laude graduate of Binghamton University and winner of the Amy M. Gilbert Prize for Excellence in History, Ms. Jacobs attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2013.
A fellow with the prestigious David Berg Foundation in law school, she was an active member of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender as well as the Equal Justice Works Summer Corp, and she worked for the Innocence Project, Lambda Legal, and Legal Services NYC. She also received the Jacobs Burns Ethics Center in the Practice of Law Award in recognition for her outstanding contributions.
Along with practicing before all state courts in New York and New Jersey, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Drawing upon her extensive legal knowledge, Ms. Jacobs has published several articles for the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender and other publications.
Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis
- Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
About Rachel L. Jacobs
First Admitted: 2013, New Jersey
Professional Webpage: https://www.gairgair.com/rachel-jacobs.html
- Binghamton University, B.A., Honors: Amy M. Gilbert Prize for Excellence in History, summa cum laude, 2008
Pro bono/Community Service
- Innocence Project
- Lambda Legal
- Legal Services NYC
- Member, Equal Justice Works Summer Corp
- Jacobs Burns Ethics Center in the Practice of Law Award
- David Berg Foundation, Fellow
- Demonstration of an Opening Statement, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), Cardozo School of Law, November 2018
- Women as Perpetrators of Genocide, Binghamton University
- Waiving Goodbye to Due Process: The Juvenile Waiver System, in the Spring 2013 issue of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender
- Member, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
- Eastern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Federal Court
- New York
- New Jersey
Last Updated: 5/15/2022