PeopleAndrew M. Jacobs
Andrew M. Jacobs

Andrew M. Jacobs

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PeopleAndrew M. Jacobs

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1992)
    • Research Assistant to Professors Laurence H. Tribe and Alan M. Dershowitz
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.A., History, cum laude, with highest distinction, 1989)

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (2009-present)
      • Chair (2014-present)
    • Appellate Practice Section, Trial Practice Section
  • Commissions and Committees Constituted by the Arizona Supreme Court
    • Judicial Performance Review Commission (2009-2016)
    • Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, Working Group 1 Chair (2014-2016)
    • Committee on Civil Justice Reform, Working Group 1 Chair (2015-present)
  • Arizona Court of Appeals, Pro Bono Program, Lawyer-Coordinator, Division Two (2014-present)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives, Chair (2011-2012)
    • Conference Executive Committee (2009-2012)
    • Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on the Rules of Practice (2008-2012)
    • Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program, Lawyer Coordinator for the District of Arizona (2007-present)
    • Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program, Lawyer Coordinator for the District of Nevada (2007-present)
  • Lawyer Representative to the District of Arizona (2006-2009)
    • District of Arizona, Chair (2008-2009) (including leading preparation for District Conference)
  • District of Arizona Pro Bono Program, Founder, Coordinator/Co-Coordinator (2007-2014)
  • American Bar Association
    • Commercial and Business Litigation Section, Class Action Subsection, Co‑Chair (2009‑2011)
    • Program Committee (2011-2013)
    • Litigation Section
    • Professional Responsibility Section
    • Tort & Insurance Practice Section
  • Tucson Defense Bar
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (2018)

  • "The Lively Art, Arguments That Mattered, and Perspectives on Dissent," Moderator & Panelist, CLE By the Sea (July 12, 2017)
  • "Better, Faster, Cheaper: Case Management Reforms Coming to a Court Near You," Moderator & Panelist, CLE By the Sea (July 11, 2017)
  • "Meet the New Rules: The Resytled Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure," Panelist, CLE By the Sea (July 10, 2017)
  • "2 Arizona attorneys offer impressions of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch," Quoted, Arizona Republic (January 31, 2017) 
  • "A Time of Change: The 2017 ARCP Revisions, and Proposals for 2018," Chair and Presenter, Arizona State Bar Midyear Rules CLE (January 11, 2017)
  • "Important Changes to the Rules Governing Service, Filings, Motions, and Pleadings," Co-Author with the Hon. Douglas Metcalf, Arizona Attorney (December 2016)
  • "Are You Ready for the 2017 Arizona Rules Amendments," Presenter, Pima County Bar Association at The University of Arizona (December 9, 2016)
  • "A Call to Reform," Presenter, Arizona Judicial Council, Court Leadership Conference, Flagstaff, AZ (October 26, 2016)
  • "Innovations: Civil: Committee on Civil Justice Reform," Panelist, Arizona Judicial Conference, Tucson, AZ (June 22, 2016)
  • "Where We're Going, We Still Need Rules," Panelist, Arizona State Bar Convention (June 15, 2016)
  • "Catch the Wave: Sea Changes in the Federal and Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure," Chair and Presenter, Arizona State Bar Midyear Rules CLE (February 12, 2016)
  • "Civil Litigation Rules Update," Panelist, Arizona State Bar Convention (June 24, 2015)
  • "The Rules They Are A-Changin' (Again)," Chair and Presenter, Arizona State Bar Midyear Rules CLE (January 22, 2015)
  • "Appellate Practices Turn Profits, Perform Pro Bono Work and Recruit A Different Breed," Featured, Of Counsel Vol. 32 No. 4 (April 2013)
  • "Conversation with Justice Anthony Kennedy," Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (August 16, 2012)
  • "Bench-Bar Civil Session Concerning the Selective Enforcement of Rules and E-Discovery," Leader, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (August 18, 2011)
  • "Pro Se Program Administration," Panel Moderator/Panelist, Federal Judicial Center National Workshop for Pro Se Law Clerks, Chicago, Illinois (October 2010)
  • "The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Turns Five: Some Birthday Thoughts," Presenter, ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Journal, Vol. II, No. 2 (Spring 2010)
  • "The AmLaw Pro Bono 100," Quoted, The American Lawyer (July 2009)
  • "The Supreme Court During the Bush Administration," Moderator, District of Arizona Conference (February 2009)
  • "Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence Concerning Experts," Moderator, District of Arizona Conference (February 2008)
  • "Lawyers Gone Wild," Panel Moderator, Chief District Judges’ Conference (February 2008)
  • "Representing Pro Per Clients in Appointed Matters," Panelist, District of Arizona Judicial Conference (February 10, 2006)
  • "Insurance, An Active Approach," Quoted in G. Koprowski, Washington Post, at HO1 (August 24, 2002)
  • "How to Litigate Cases Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983," Panelist, Presented at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (August 1998)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice (2018-2019)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2012-2015), Appellate (2016-2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated (2007-present)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

  • Center for Creative Photography, Board of Fellows (2006)
  • Trails End Improvement Association, Secretary (2005-2006)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Board Chair (2005); Board Member (2002-2005)
  • Trails End Improvement Association, President (2002-2003)

  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law (2006)
    • Legal Writing (Spring 2006)
    • Civil Rights (Fall 2006)
  • Jenner & Block, LLC, Partner (2000-2001), Associate (1992-1999)
  • Harvard College, Teaching Fellow, "What is Law" (Fall 1991)
  • Sidley & Austin, Summer Associate (1991)
  • Jenner & Block, Summer Associate (1990, 1991)

  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • Illinois

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court