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Adele R. Jacobs

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Partner
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Phone: (203) 332-7700
Fax: 203-332-7709
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Attorney Jacobs was born and raised in Connecticut. After graduating from high school, she attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Immediately following college, she attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and graduated in 1983 with a Juris Doctor degree. She has been admitted to practice law in the State Courts in both New York and Connecticut, as well as the Federal Courts in the Southern District Court of New York, the Eastern District Court of New York, and the District Court of Connecticut.

After graduating from law school, Attorney Jacobs worked as outside counsel for State Farm Insurance Company, and subsequently worked as staff counsel for the Home Insurance Company, and Chubb Insurance Group, all in New York City. In 1992, Attorney Jacobs established her own practice in Connecticut, representing people who had been injured, utilizing the wealth of knowledge obtained while working for insurance companies. The experience of working for insurance companies has resulted in her being able to effectively and successfully resolve cases to the benefit of her clients.

Since 1992, Attorney Jacobs has dedicated herself to representing injured people, and in 2009, proudly added Attorney Jose F. Quiles, III to the practice. Attorney Jacobs has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of injured people, and the dedication to detail and her perseverance have resulted in most of those cases settling before trail. The cases that have been successfully tried to verdict have all resulted in awards well in excess of the offers made.

Attorney Jacobs has been very committed and involved in her community, and continues her family’s tradition of charitable giving and concern for others. In addition, she volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, and Court Arbitrator, to assist the Courts in resolving cases. Attorney Jacobs has had advanced training as a civil case mediator as well as being trained as a divorce mediator.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State of Connecticut
    • Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, 2004-present
    • Court Arbitrator, 2004-present
  • Inns of Court
    • Invitation only Bar Association, 1995-present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association Women’s Caucus
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2007-present
  • New England Super Lawyers, 2008- present
  • Voices of Hope
    • Founding Member
    • Mission to Combat Racism and Genocide through Education
  • State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Committee
    • Chairperson, 1998, 2006, 2012
    • Committee member 1992-present
  • Town of Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration Committee
    • 1998-present
  • Jewish Center for Community Services
    • Board Vice President , 2002-2004
    • Executive Committee, 2000-2004
    • Board Member,  1993-2004
    • Chairperson Fundraising Campaigns, 1994-1997
    • A.O. Samuels Young Leadership Award Recipient, 1997
    • Council of Jewish Federations Award, 1997
  • Fairfield Public Schools Volunteer, 1997-2009

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Uninsured Motorists
  • Dog Bites
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Trucking
  • Pharmaceutical Injuries
  • Injuries from Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer
  • Birth Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Trampoline Injuries
  • Victims of Drunk Driving

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Court, Southern District of New York, 1984
  • Federal Court, Eastern District of New York, 1984
  • Federal Court, State of Connecticut, 1992

Education

  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. – 1983
  • Smith College
    • B.A. – 1980

Ancillary Businesses

  • Civil Case Mediation and Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation