Ann S. Jacobs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Jacobs Injury Law, S.C.
 | 219 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 5B
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-386-2677
Fax: 414-306-7999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Jacobs Injury Law, S.C., Ann S. Jacobs handles cases of personal injury, focusing on nursing homes. She represents clients in the Milwaukee and Waukesha metropolitan areas and handles cases of medical malpractice, financial abuse and fraud. She has an Avvo “Superb” rating, is fluent in Spanish and is admitted to practice in Wisconsin state courts, before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for vaccine injuries.

Before founding her practice and aggressively defending the rights of the injured, Ms. Jacobs spent her days in the public defender’s office. During the almost 10 years she worked there, she gained strong trial skills and litigated everything from juvenile cases to homicides in jury trials. For the outstanding work she has done for her clients, she was named in Milwaukee Magazine as one of the top 25 Women Lawyers in Wisconsin every year since 2005.

A 1992 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Ms. Jacobs earned a Juris Doctor and graduated cum laude. During her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin, she was given the Leon Epstein Award. She is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American Association for Justice, the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Wisconsin Association for Justice.

Ms. Jacobs has also written for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s “Law of Damages” book and is co-author of a section of Wisconsin’s State Bar book. A Law Day Telethon volunteer, a member of the dinner committee for the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, Inc., and a valuable part of Wisconsin Election Protection for the last 15 years, Ms. Jacobs regularly gives back to her community.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About Ann Jacobs

Admitted: 1992, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://jacobsinjurylaw.com/ann-jacobs/

Honors/Awards:

  • Elected a "Leader in the Law" per Avvo & M Magazine (Milwaukee), M Magazine, 2012
  • Honored as a "Wisconsin Woman in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal, 2010
  • Leading Lawyer, M Magazine, 2011-2014
  • Top 50 Lawyers, 2011-2017
  • Elected a "Leader in the Law" per Avvo & M Magazine, 2013-2015
  • Listed as one of the top 25 women attorneys in Wisconsin by Super Lawyers, 2006-2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founding Member, Wisconsin Association for Justice Womens Caucus, 2008
  • Member, Association of Women Lawyers, 2001
  • Member, Lawyer Referral and Information Standing Committee, American Bar Association, 2009 – 2012
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Committee Member, Lawyer Referral Information Service, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2006 – Present
  • Member, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2001 – Present
  • Board of Directors, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2013-present
  • Admitted to Court of Claims, 2012
  • Federal Court of Claims (Vaccine Injury)
  • U.S District Court, Western District of Wisconsin  
  • U.S District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin 
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Board of Directors, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2012-2015
  •  Co-Chair, Program Committee, Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2013
  • Member, Lawyer Referral and Information Standing Committee, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
  • Member, LRIS Committee, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2001-present
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2001-Present
  • Co-Chair, LRIS Committee, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2007-2010
  • Chair, LRIS Committee, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2010-present
  • Member, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2001
  • Chair, Program Committee, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2008-2010
  • Member, Board of Directors, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2008-Present
  • Treasurer, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2011
  • Secretary, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2012
  • Vice President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2013
  • President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2015
  • President-Elect, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2014
  • Member, Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association.  2006-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Appointed to the newly-created State Elections Commission for a five year term.  The six commissioners oversee Wisconsin's election administration., 2016
  • Elected Delegate to Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
  • Judge - National Black Law Student Association Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, 2014
  • Elected Delegate to Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC, 2012
  • Panel Member - Fox 6 Milwaukee Law Day Attorney Panel, 2006
  • Election Protection of Wisconsin.  2012:  Training Coordinator, 2008:  Training Coordinator.  2004-present:  Member of Legal Team and co-author, "2012 Presidential Election Report", "2012 Recall Election Report","Presidential Election, 2004 Review" (1/6/05) and "2006 Election Review" (2/13/07)., 2004
  • Presiding Judge, American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 2012
  • Volunteer, Law Day Telethon, Fox 6 Milwaukee, 2006 – 2011
  • Host Committee Member, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 2002
  • Training Coordinator, Attorney Training, Election Protection of Wisconsin, 2012
  • Training Coordinator, Attorney Training, Election Protection of Wisconsin, 2010
  • Training Coordinator, Attorney Training, Election Protection of Wisconsin, 2008
  • Chair, Dinner Committee, Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, 2007-2016
  • Board Member, Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented as part of a full day seminar on ERISA Liens and the Ethics of Liens., Presenter, Paralegal's Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury, NBI Seminars, 2017
  • Co-presented with a defense attorney on how social media discovery is affecting cases., Presenter, Social Media: From the Plaintiff's Perspective, State Bar of Wisconsin - Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Presented on representing the unlucky client who has 2 consecutive car accidents - pleadings and procedure., Presenter, 2 Crashes/1Client: Litigating the Two Accident Case, State Bar of Wisconsin - Car Crash Symposium, 2015
  • Presented a full-day seminar on lien resolution in personal injury cases, including subrogation and reimbursement obligations and ethics., Presenter, Eliminating/Minimizing Liens in Personal Injury Settlements, NBI Seminars, 2015
  • Presented a full-day seminar on medical malpractice claims from start to finish, including ethical challenges., Presenter, Medical Malpractice from Start to Finish, NBI Seminars, 2015
  • National seminar on the nuts and bolts of medical malpractice cases., Speaker, Medical Malpractice from A to Z, National Business Institute (NBI), 2014
  • Presentation regarding the complexity of proper pleading and verdict crafting when a client has 2 successive accidents., Speaker, Two Crashes / Once Case: Pleading & Verdict Crafting for the Unlucky Double Crash Client, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2014
  • Nationwide seminar on liens - also presented on the ethics of lien resolution., Presenter, Eliminating/Minimizing Liens in Personal Injury Settlements, National Business Institute (NBI), 2014
  • Ethics presentation to trial attorneys., Presenter, The Ethics of Lien Resolution, Wisconsin Association Of Justice, 2014
  • Presented on identifying MTBI's and presenting them within an auto claim., Speaker, Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, State Bar Of Wisconsin (Car Crash Symposium), 2013
  • Presented a full ethics credit for attorneys regarding their ethical obligations when encountering a variety of liens, including fee liens, subrogation/reimbursement and Medicare., Complex Lien Resolution, NBI, 2013
  • Presented live and via webcast regarding identifying mild traumatic brain injuries, current treatment theories, and how to present the sequelae to juries., "Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries", State Bar of Wisconsin, 2013
  • Panelist at the Blogger's Convention as a part of the Democratic National Convention on the topic of Voter Suppression., Panelist, http://theppl.us/battles-over-ballot-access-voter-suppression-protection, 2012
  • Explained how to identify cases where a person has suffered neglect or abuse, as opposed to the normal progression of illness or old age. (Presented twice), Speaker, Issue Spotting in Nursing Home Neglect Cases: Bad Care vs. Bad Outcomes, 2012
  • Discussed what the top 10 client complaints are, and how to handle them to keep your clients happy., Speaker, Top Ten Causes of Client Complaints: How to Keep Your LRIS Referrals – And You – Happy, 2012
  • Using the iPad in court to enhance trial presentation., Speaker, Technology in the Palm of Your Hand: Take Your iPad to Court, 2012
  • A reivew of the TrialPad software for courtroom presentation., Author, TrialPad: Helping the Jury See Your Case, 2012
  • Discussion of changes made to Wisconsin's Civil Justice Laws., Author, A Year Long Attack On Civil Justice, 2012
  • Discussion of the changes to Wisconsin Attorneys Fees laws and why they matter., Author, Why Attorneys Fees Matter, 2012
  • Discussion of changes to Wisconsin's Highway Liability Bill, Author, Wisconsin Hazardous Highways Immunity Bill: What's The Purpose?, 2012
  • Article summarizing the history of Wisconsin's recall law., Author, Recall in Wisconsin: A Historical Perspective, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2012
  • Gave overview of new trial presentation technology., Speaker, Going To Court With An iPad: TrialPad App Makes Trial Presentation a Cinch, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2012
  • Provided comprehensive update on changes to Wisconsin Auto Insurance Laws., Speaker, Goodbye Truth in Auto, We Hardly Knew Ye: The 2011 Changes to Auto Insurance, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2011
  • Hot Topics in Subrogation & Medicare Liens, Speaker, Hot Topics in Subrogation & Medicare Liens, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2011
  • Lectured on new changes to Wisconsin's Auto Insurance Laws recently passed by the legislature., Speaker, 2011 Tort & Auto Law Changes: The new laws and when you need to care about them, Milwaukee Bar Association, 2011
  • Recent changes in Medicare reimbursement law and the confusion of two very distinct concepts – Reporting Requirements and Medicare Set-Asides., Speaker, MMSEA's and Reporting Requirements: When do I Have To Worry?, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2010
  • Spoke to paralegal section about what is expected of paralegals who accompany their attorneys to trial., Speaker, I'm Going To Court: The Do's and Don't's for Paralegals at Trial, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2010
  • Spoke on the Plaintiff's Lawyer's obligations with regard to Medicare subrogation and reimbursement., Speaker, Coping with Medicare - From the Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2010
  • Spoke at the 2nd Annual Protect Wisconsin Vote Education Summit regarding Election Fraud., Speaker, Election Fraud, One Wisconsin Now, 2009
  • Speaker at the national 2009 conference of the Lawyer Referral Information Service committee for the American Bar held in Baltimore, Maryland., Speaker, Developing Affinity With Your Panel: Building Partnerships, American Bar Association, 2009
  • Lectured as to the ethical implications of subrogation laws. CLE credits and ethics credits awarded., Lecturer, "The Ethics of Subrogation", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2008
  • Updated attorneys on the changes in subrogation law.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Lecturer, "Subrogation Update", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2008
  • Trained over 100 volunteer attorneys in election observation law for the non-partisan Election Protection group.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Training Coordinator, Attorney Training, Election Protection of Wisconsin, 2008
  • Lecture regarding attorney obligations as to subrogation.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Lecturer, "Subrogation: Maximizing Your Client's Recovery And Minimizing Your Headaches", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2007
  • Spoke regarding qui tam (false claims) actions.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Speaker, "In the Cross Hairs: How To Manage Matters With Civil And Criminal Implications", Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, 2006
  • Lecture regarding subrogation obligations for attorneys.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Lecturer, "Subrogation, Reimbursement and Liens: Who You Have to Pay, Who You Don't Have To Pay, and How To Tell The Difference", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2006
  • Lecture regarding letters of protection in light of the Riegleman case.  CLE credits for attorneys awarded., Lecturer, "Riegleman v. Krieg: The Do's and Don'ts of Letters of Protection in Wisconsin", Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2005
  • Spoke at the Wisconsin State Bar Annual Conference on the topic of Medicare reimbursement obligations from the Plaintiff's lawyer's perspective., Speaker, Coping with Medicare From the Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective, State Bar Of Wisconsin
  • Speaker, Spoke On The Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Obligations With Regard To Medicare Subrogation And Reimbursement., “Coping With Medicare – From The Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Perspective”, CLE Credits For Attorneys Awarded, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2010
  • Speaker, Gave Overview Of New Trial Presentation Technology, “Going To Court With An Ipad: Trialpad App Makes Trial Presentation A Cinch”, CLE Credits For Attorneys Awarded, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2012
  • Speaker, On How To Identify Cases Where A Person Has Suffered Neglect Or Abuse, As Opposed To The Normal Progression Of Illness Or Old Age. (Presented Twice), “Issue Spotting In Nursing Home Neglect Cases: Bad Care Vs. Bad Outcomes”, CLE Credits For Attorneys Awarded, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2012
  • Author, “Consultation Fees:  A Lawyer’s and LRIS’s friend!”, Dialogue Magazine, American Bar Association, 2012
  •  Author, Article on the impact of the Shelby Decision in Wisconsin, “Voting Rights & Wisconsin”,   2013
  • Panelist, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 50th Anniversary Symposium, “Crafting The Ideal Election Administration System”, Washington DC, 2013
  • Speaker, Social Media from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Presentation to State Bar, State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Speaker, Social Media Discovery, Presentation to State Bar, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2017
  • Speaker, Social Media Discovery, Presentation to Attorneys, Waukesha County Bar Association, 2017
  • Speaker, Paralegal’s Guide to Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury, National seminar on lien resolution, National Business Institute (NBI), 2017
  • Speaker, Medical Malpractice Law, National seminar on medical malpractice cases, National Business Institute (NBI), 2017
  • Author, Chapter 19, "Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act," Wisconsin Juvenile Law Handbook, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1996
  • Author, Unpublished manuscript, cited as a reference in More Than Victims:  Battered Women, The Syndrome Society, and the Law, Donald A. Downs, University of Chicago Press, 1996
  • Co-Author, Chapter 5, "Pain and Suffering,"  Law of Damages, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2008-2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin, Bachelors of Arts, Distinction, 1989
Office Location for Ann S. Jacobs

219 N. Milwaukee Street
Suite 5B
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-386-2677

Fax: 414-306-7999

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Last Updated: 8/9/2018

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