Madison Attorney Gregory M. Jacobs

Gregory M. Jacobs,
Senior Associate

Greg serves as a litigator in the firm’s litigation group where he represents clients in complex civil and commercial matters at both the trial and appellate levels.  Greg’s experience includes defending automobile manufacturers in products liability, lemon law, and breach of warranty litigation matters, representing commercial entities in a wide variety of breach of contract, intellectual property, and other business-related disputes, defending municipalities in eminent domain, annexation, and property tax assessment disputes, and representing parties in disputes arising from real estate and land ownership matters.

Greg also has significant experience advising commercial and non-profit entities in managing risk through the procurement of appropriate and necessary insurance products and the adoption of other risk transfer and management strategies.  Greg has represented policyholders in the recovery of proceeds from a wide variety of primary and excess insurance policies, including commercial general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, professional liability, employment practices liability, cyber liability, political risk, and builder’s risk, as well as first-party property damage and business interruption policies.

Greg is a regular contributor to Stafford’s Appellate Law Blog and has written numerous pieces for American Bar Association publications.  Greg also is an active member of the Wisconsin and Milwaukee Bar Associations.

Greg is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, California, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Education

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (J.D. 2006, magna cum laude)

  • Catholic University Law Review, Managing Editor (2005-2006); Staff Member (2004-2005)
  • Moot Court Associate (2005-2006)
  • Research Assistant, Rev. Raymond C. O’Brien (2005-2006)
  • Teacher’s Assistant, Prof. Michael F. Noone, Jr. (2005)

Villanova University (B.S. 2002, Finance)

  • Marketing minor
  • Dean’s List, Fall 1998 and Spring 1999

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Considering the Greater Effects of Hurricanes and Other Catastrophes When Calculating Policyholders’ Business Interruption Losses, The Brief (Sept. 2015)
  • Shouldn’t Cyber-Insurance Cover Negligence?, ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Newsletter (July 2015)
  • Tips for Reviewing a Liability Insurance Policy for a Recently-Sued Client, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee Newsletter (Feb. 2015)
  • Responding to Litigation, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Volume 12 – Litigation, Arbitration and Settlement (Dec. 2014)
  • Broad Prior Knowledge Exclusions May Not Be Enforceable as Written, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage (Sept. 2014)
  • What the Bench Wants, What the Bench Needs, Whatever Makes the Bench Happy … and Other Ethical Considerations that Govern Coverage Advocacy, ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, 26th Annual CLE Meeting (Mar. 2014)
  • Loss Prevention, DC Bar Non-Profit Insurance Webinar (May 2013)
  • Filing an Insurance Claim, DC Bar Non-Profit Insurance Webinar (Apr. 2013)
  • Understanding Insurance, DC Bar Non-Profit Insurance Webinar (Feb. 2013)
  • Insurance Policies and Coverage Toolkit, Practical Law – The Journal (Sept. 2011)
  • Curbing Their Enthusiasm: A Proposal To Regulate Offensive Speech at Public University Basketball Games, 55 Catholic University Law Review 547 (2006)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member and Contributor
  • Maryland Bar Association, Member and Contributor
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member

Professional Recognitions and Awards

  • Named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine (2014-2016)

Greg spends his time away from the office with his wife and their three children.  Greg is an avid golfer and occasionally runs half marathons.  As a recent transplant from the East Coast, Greg enjoys exploring the greater Wisconsin region and becoming an active member of the Milwaukee-area community.