Barry  Jacobs, Partner

Mr. Jacobs has extensive trial experience in the New York state courts, as well as in the federal courts.

In addition to his documented trial experience, he has extensive appellate experience, having successfully argued many matters in the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division of the State of New York, Court of Appeals of the State of New York, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

His entire career has been devoted to the defense of general liability and professional liability claims, including premises liability, motor vehicle liability, liquor law liability, legal malpractice claims, FDCPA claims, professional claims against title insurance agencies, claims against nursing homes and rehabilitative facilities, and the defense of false arrest/ false imprisonment claims against large mercantile establishments. In these areas, his clients include May Department Stores Co. (now Federated Retail Holdings), Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Hartford Financial Products, a division of Hartford Insurance Company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, and Custard Claims & Risk Management, a third-party administrator handling claims for Westport Insurance Co.

Mr. Jacobs is an instructor at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Notable Cases
· Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of radiologist's claims against insurance fraud investigator for Bivens and Federal Tort Claims Act claims







Bar Admissions

Construction Law
General Liability
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Professional Liability Defense
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Litigation
  Rutgers University, B.A. (1977)

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (1980)
  The New York State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  New York, 1981

U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1981

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1984

Ph: (212) 422-1200 ext 249
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