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Overview

Jake finds the throughline in disparate elements of litigation, offering clients rigorous and innovative case strategy.

By holding both granular details and the big picture in mind, Jake brings together the facts of each case and applies various statutes in order to create optimal solutions for each matter. Jake assists a wide range of clients across sectors – from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations – in all phases of complex litigation, although he has particular experience working on insurance issues. Whether mitigating problems at the outset through due diligence and discovery, or serving as part of rigorous trial teams through mediation, negotiation, trial and appeal, Jake believes in formidable client advocacy.

Jake listens closely to clients in order to align litigation with business objectives and desired timelines. He is proactive about understanding clients’ expectations and communicates clearly about options. Clients also appreciate his responsiveness.


Service

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
    • cum laude
  • B.A., University of Kansas
    • with Highest Distinction
    • Economics
    • Domenico Gagliardo Award for Outstanding Senior
  • B.A., University of Kansas
    • with Highest Distinction
    • Political Science
    • Study abroad at Al Akhawayn University, Ifran, Morocco

Admissions

  • Missouri
Experience
  • Served on legal team defending insurance client in environmental-chemical remediation matter.
Outside the Office

Jake roots for his home teams and is an avid fan of English soccer.

Jake follows KU and Kansas City sports, as well as the English Premier League, which he finds more competitive than Major League Soccer. A former track and cross country runner, he also enjoys distance running.

Community Leadership
  • Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic
  • Prisoner Legal Assistance Project