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Jennifer R. Jacobs

Special Counsel


Practice Areas
Civil Rights
Police/Tort Litigation
Medical Malpractice Defense
Financial Institutions Litigations
Business Litigation
General Litigation
Jennifer R. Jacobs - Special Counsel
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JENNIFER R. JACOBS received her undergraduate degree in Government and Religion from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California in 1987. She graduated cum laude with Honors in both majors. Ms. Jacobs obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991. In 1992, she was admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. She has been with Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt since 1992 – in the capacities of associate, partner and special counsel.

Ms. Jacobs has over twenty years of experience defending the County of Los Angeles in medical malpractice lawsuits involving the County’s many public hospitals and clinics. A considerable portion of her practice is also devoted to defending the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in federal civil rights lawsuits involving claims of excessive force and unreasonable searches and seizures, inadequate medical treatment and other conditions of confinement, deputy-involved shootings, police chases, false arrest and imprisonment and premises liability. She has been very successful in obtaining summary judgments for public entities and their employees, and has successfully defended dozens of wrongful death cases.

In addition, Ms. Jacobs has extensive experience defending complex tort actions and handling related insurance coverage and indemnity issues on behalf of private entities, such as Bank of America, The Hertz Corporation, Atlantic Richfield Company and Anchor General Insurance Agency, Inc.

Ms. Jacobs also has significant experience defending financial institutions in cases involving various aspects of banking operations. Her experience includes defending a federal antitrust action involving foreign money transmitters, defending numerous actions involving allegations of unfair trade practices brought under California’s Business & Professions Code § 17200, as well as defending lawsuits against banks that involve unique fact patterns of check fraud, counterfeiting and embezzlement.

Ms. Jacobs is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She has served as a Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Judicial District. In her free time, Ms. Jacobs likes to run and compete in races ranging from 5k’s to marathons, backpack, travel and read.

Bar Admission:
Education:J.D., Loyola School of Law
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, Government & Religion
Professional Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association