Ann S. Jacobs is the founder of Jacobs Injury Law. Her practice includes automobile accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, financial abuse/fraud, as well as medical malpractice cases.
She is a 1992 Cum Laude graduate of University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was a member and coach of the Intellectual Property Moot Court Team. She completed her undergraduate at University of Wisconsin with distinction, winning the Leon Epstein Award for Outstanding Student in American Government.
Ms. Jacobs began her legal career as a public defender, litigating dozens of jury trials over nearly a decade, from juvenile cases to homicides. She honed her trial skills during that period, and championed cases for her clients. During that time, she was one of the original authors of the Wisconsin Juvenile Law Handbook, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin, writing the original chapter on the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act.
In 2001, Ms. Jacobs left the public defenders office and began her career as a trial attorney in private practice, advocating for the rights of the injured. Since then she has represented hundreds of clients in a wide variety of cases, winning outstanding results for them, including at trial.
In recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of her clients, she has been honored as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the state of Wisconsin in 2011 and 2012, as well as one of the top 25 Women Lawyers in the state of Wisconsin by Superlawyers for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 as seen in Milwaukee Magazine. She was also honored as a "Wisconsin Woman in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2010. M Magazine of Milwaukee also named her a "Leading Lawyer" in 2011 and 2012 in both Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice.
In addition to her strong practice, Ms. Jacobs is one of the authors of the Law of Damages book published by the State Bar of Wisconsin, co-writing the chapter on pain and suffering. She is also a frequent lecturer to attorneys across the state on many topics, including subrogation, ethics, election law, nursing home neglect, and has presented on those topics many times.
She has also been active in the Wisconsin Association for Justice, (Wisconsin’s Trial Lawyer Association), and was recently elected vice president. She has also served as program committee co-chair and remains a current board member. She is a founding member of the organization’s Women’s caucus, which began in 2007.
She was elected in 2012 to the Milwaukee Bar Association Board of Directors. Additionally, she has served as chair of the MIlwaukee Bar’s Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) Committee since 2006. In recognition of her long-standing expertise in the area, the American Bar Association appointed her to their National LRIS committee, which oversees the certification of Lawyer Referral Services across the United States.
Ms. Jacobs speaks Spanish well, and represents many non-English speaking clients in a wide variety of cases. She is a member of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association.She is a life-long resident of Milwaukee, residing on the east side with her husband and three children.