There are few law firms that exclusively handle these types of complex litigation because few attorneys are willing to bring litigation against government officials or companies with extensive political influence. Mr. Jacob, not afraid of the challenge, has been recognized as being uniquely qualified to fill these marketplace needs, and has done so very successfully, as the lead Plaintiffs’ civil rights attorney and civil litigator at his prior law firm.
Jacob Litigation is founded by Devon M. Jacob, who, since 2002, has successfully practiced law in the areas of civil rights, police brutality, malicious prosecution, wrongful death, and unlawful organ harvesting. He routinely handles complex federal litigation involving serious injury or death with exposures in excess of $1 million. Mr. Jacob is distinctly qualified to serve his clients, having graduated from the police academy, served as a police officer, and having spent almost a decade defending law enforcement personnel, municipalities and cities, and the Commonwealth, in civil rights actions. Unlike other attorneys in the industry, Mr. Jacob has extensive practical experience and brings law enforcement and insurance industry knowledge to the table.
During the past decade, Mr. Jacob has developed an extensive network of professionals who have worked with him and who are readily available to assist him when needed on cases. These professionals include a private investigator to assist in screening potential cases and to locate evidence to support claims and defeat defenses; vocational experts and economists to calculate financial losses; forensic accountants; police policy and procedure experts, use of force experts, and ballistic experts; video experts; neurologists; forensic psychologists and psychiatrists; pathologists; and hospital administrators. Jacob Litigation is able to offer this expert level of case development when appropriate to its clients.
Jacob Litigation is a full service litigation law firm that handles all aspects of civil litigation from start to finish. Jacob Litigation conducts the necessary due diligence prior to agreeing to represent a client in litigation. Jacob Litigation handles the filing of the Complaint, service of process, responses to motions to dismiss, propounding and responding in discovery, filing and responding to dispositive motions, and all aspects of any jury trial.
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Widener University School of Law (Harrisburg)
The Pennsylvania State University (Main Campus)
HACC Police Academy
Professional Associations & Memberships
The American Association of Justice (AAJ)
The Federal Bar Association
The Pennsylvania Bar Association
The Cumberland County Bar Association
Honors and Awards
Central Penn Business Journal 40 under 40