Jacob prosecutes cases from pre-suit negotiation through trial. His practice is navigating the labyrinthine judicial process in state and federal courts and before arbitrators and maximizing outcomes for clients. He handles most any kind of dispute because the process is generally similar, but has particular experience in construction, homeowner association and real estate litigation, employment litigation, commercial disputes, trademark litigation, and securities litigation.
- Construction/Real Estate/Homeowners Associations
Represent owners in disputes against homeowner/condominium associations. Represent general contractor in dispute regarding jail construction. Represent contractors and homeowners/developers in construction disputes. Defend real estate brokers and agents.
- Employment Law/Non-competition clauses
Represented Lieutenants in Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Overtime Claim. Represent companies and employees in non-competition disputes. Represent employees in discrimination claims against large corporations. Represented plaintiff in age discrimination case against Houston corporation. Defend municipalities against discrimination claims.
- Commercial Disputes
Represented large institutional investor in suit against hedge fund.
Represented sales and marketing company in contract and commissions dispute.
Represent partners in dissolution disputes.
- Personal Injury
Represented plaintiffs in personal injury actions.
Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell LLP, Partner, January 1, 2017 to Present
Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell LLP, Associate, August 20, 2011 to December 31, 2016
DLA Piper LLP (US), Associate, August 2008–August 2011
Judicial Clerk, The Hon. William Wayne Justice, Senior District Judge, August 2007–August 2008
Intern, The Honorable Robert Pitman, Magistrate Judge U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, May 2005–August 2005
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX,
J.D. 2007 (with honors)
Texas Law Review, Vol. 85 (2006–2007)
The University of Texas, Austin, TX
M.A. English Literature, May 2004,
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
B.A. English & History (with honors), May 2001, summa cum laude
Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court, 2014 to Present
CLE-Handling Your First (or Next) Employment Law Case 2014, Planning Committee and Presenter
Austin Bar Association/AYLA Leadership Academy 2011 to 2012
Admitted in the United States District Court for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas.