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Jacob is an experienced litigator who gets results for clients—and who’s never afraid to try a case.

Jacob has devoted his career to commercial litigation: he thrives on the challenges of each new case, and his competitive nature means he’s driven to win for clients. From 2012 to 2023, he managed a boutique litigation firm in Dallas, where he frequently led trial teams for multimillion dollar cases.

After more than 15 years representing clients in state and federal courts, Jacob would describe his practice area simply as litigation itself, regardless of client industry. He handles partnership, shareholder, and contract disputes; catastrophic injuries; lawsuits involving noncompete agreements or trade secrets; various real estate disputes; and other business litigation matters. His experience includes multiple full defense verdicts won at both jury and bench trials as well as plaintiff verdicts. Jacob joined Husch Blackwell in 2023 with the goal of combining his significant trial experience with the vast industry knowledge the firm is known for. He works with attorneys and industry units across the firm, supporting a wide variety of litigation needs.

Jacob’s record means that he never hesitates to try a winning case—and opposing counsel understands this, often leading to more favorable settlements for clients when trial isn’t desired. With a solid reputation for securing the results clients need, Jacob is known for the intricate plans and careful strategies that let him deliver for clients.




  • Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers, 2022-2023
  • Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars, 2021-2022
  • Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2022
  • D Magazine, Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2020, 2022
  • D Magazine, Best Lawyers Under 40, 2018, 2021
  • Lead Trial Counsel in Top 100 Texas Jury Verdicts, 2019


  • J.D., Baylor Law School
  • B.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
    • summa cum laude


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Vistage
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Obtained full defense verdict in Dallas County, along with recovery of full damages sought in counterclaims and attorneys' fees.
  • Obtained full defense verdict in Harris County over right of first refusal in real estate along with recovery on counterclaims and attorneys' fees.
  • Represented former professional football player in seven-day jury trial, obtaining complete defense verdict.
  • Obtained dismissal of class action complaint brought against private equity firm behind medical center.
  • Obtained dismissal of WARN Act claims under 12(b)(6) brought against private equity firm.
  • Extensive experience in temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions involving trade secrets and noncompete actions.
  • Obtained denial of temporary restraining order in Harris County seeking to enjoin $1 billion dollar transaction.
  • Obtained complete dismissal and recovery of fees in case before the Western District of Texas for renewables client in dispute over confidentiality agreement.
Outside the Office

Most of Jacob’s free time is devoted to friends and family, especially his two young children. He also likes to stay active outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing, and skiing, and he has recently taken up triathlons.

Jacob also coaches his oldest daughter’s soccer team.