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Practice Areas
  • Business litigation
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1980
Professional Associations
  • Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Member


Mr. Jacobs is an aggressive litigator. He has tried cases throughout California.

In practice for 40 years, Mr. Jacobs' legal background includes serving as corporate counsel for Thrifty Corporation in Los Angeles. Thrifty Corporation was the parent company for Thrifty Drug Stores, Payless Drug Stores, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Gart Sporting Goods, Crown Books, Trak Auto and Newman Importing.   Mr. Jacobs oversaw all claims and litigation involving Thrifty Corporation and its subsidiaries.  Mr. Jacobs actively prosecuted and defended lawsuits on behalf of the company.  He represented pharmacists in malpractice actions.

Mr. Jacobs served as Senior Trial Counsel for the distinguished law firm of Haight, Brown & Bonesteel. While at Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, Mr. Jacobs represented many high profile clients including the State of California, IBM, Carl’s Jr., Leviton Manufacturing and the Koll Company.  Mr. Jacobs represented insured's on behalf of Aetna, Maryland Casualty and many other insurance carriers.  Mr. Jacobs has extensive experience defending products liability cases, construction defect cases, trucking cases and premises liability cases.

In 1986 Mr. Jacobs formed the business law firm of Jacobs & Dodds.  The law firm currently represents over 200 companies throughout California.

Mr. Jacobs has a B.S. degree in Business Administration, as well as a B.A. degree in English. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego



  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1980
  • California State University, Los Angeles, California
    • B.S. - 1977
    • Major: Business Administration

Current Employment

  • Partner

Past Employment

  • Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, Senior Counsel, 1990 to 1996
  • Thrifty Corporation in Los Angeles, Assistant Vice-President, 1983 to 1990