Areas of Practice:
Jacob tries cases, from pre-suit negotiation through trial. He focuses on securities litigation, construction and real estate litigation, employment litigation, and general commercial disputes. He also has experience in contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and entity formation
• Construction/Real Estate
Represented general contractor in dispute regarding jail construction.
Represented plaintiff/homeowner against duplicitous subcontractor.
Defend real estate brokers and agents.
• Employment Law
Represented plaintiff in age discrimination case against Houston corporation.
Represented employees in negotiating employment contracts and severance.
Defend municipalities against discrimination claims.
• Commercial Disputes
Represented 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
Awards, Presentations, and Activities
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
Zilker Neighborhood Association, Executive Committee, Secretary, 2012 to April 2015
Admitted in the United States District Court for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas.