Andrew Jacobs' practice is concentrated in appellate litigation. He is the head of the firm's appellate practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is also an experienced trial lawyer.
Andrew has argued a dozen times before the Ninth Circuit (including en banc), many times in Arizona’s courts of appeals, eight times before the Nevada Supreme Court, and three times in the Seventh Circuit. He was counsel of record in a case accepted for review by the United States Supreme Court, and is increasingly involved in petitions for certiorari and responses to them. He has argued in the Court of Appeals in Colorado and Utah and has a reported appellate decision in the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
Andrew is concerned to actively serve the appellate courts. He was the chair of the Ninth Circuit's Lawyer Representatives in 2011-2012, served on the Ninth Circuit's Advisory Committee on Rules and Practice from 2008 through 2012, and served as the lawyer-coordinator for the Ninth Circuit's pro bono program from 2007 to the present in the Districts of Arizona and Nevada. Andrew has been appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on its Judicial Performance Review Commission, its Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, and its Committee for Civil Justice Reform. He is also the lawyer-coordinator for the Arizona Court of Appeals’ pro bono program for Division Two.
As a trial lawyer, Andrew leads a wide variety of commercial litigation, class action, and civil rights representations. He has tried cases in Chicago, Phoenix, Tucson, and Bisbee, including four jury trials, several bench trials, several preliminary injunctions, and a number of arbitrations.
Andrew was for four years Chair of the Arizona State Bar's Civil Procedure and Practice Committee, which helps write the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure. As a leader in that group, and a working group leader in two Supreme Court commissions, Andrew has participated actively in the drafting of many rules of civil procedure, and for that reason regularly presents CLEs on these subjects with his friends and colleagues in Phoenix, Tucson, and around the state.
Andrew was honored by the State Bar as Member of the Year in 2016 (along with two other peers simultaneously honored), has been Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated since 2007, a Super Lawyer since 2012, is AV-rated and a Super Lawyer in Appellate Law, has been recognized by other honorary groups, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for appellate law.
Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1992)
Research Assistant to Professor Laurence H. Tribe
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)
Appellate Practice Section, Trial Practice Section
Commissions and Committees Constituted by the Arizona Supreme Court