Joe Jacobson has been practicing law in St. Louis since 1986, except for three years early in his career when he practiced in Washington, D.C.
Joe has tried more than 65 cases to a verdict or judgment in front of a jury or judge, and has been the primary attorney in approximately 100 appeals.
There is no area of the law that does not interest Joe. His trials and appeals have included subjects as diverse as patent validity and infringement, the taking of private property by for-profit corporations, a union's duty of fair representation to its members, a farmer's right to divert surface waters to protect his crops, a claim against Chuck Berry by his former pianist for copyright infringement (Chuck won), and every kind of business dispute imaginable.
Joe is certified as a civil mediator under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17. Joe received a certificate from the University of Southern California for completion of the Advanced Arbitration Academy of the USC-JAMS Arbitration Institute in August 2016.
Joe has served as General Counsel of the Housing Authority of St. Louis County since 1998. In 2011, Joe was nominated by Missouri's Appellate Judicial Commission for a seat on the Missouri Supreme Court.