Ben Jacobs, an experienced litigator and appellate attorney, is the newest addition to our legal team. Ben grew up in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He graduated with a B.A. from Columbia University, and then received his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard American Civil Liberties Union and a student attorney at the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.
Ben began his career in Boston at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, as an attorney and legal fellow. There he had the opportunity to immediately put his legal training to use helping individuals and organizations who suffered violations of their civil rights or liberties.
In 2011, Ben left Boston to come to New York to join the world of “Big Law” as part of the litigation department of the New York office of Hogan Lovells, an internationally recognized law firm. At Hogan Lovells, Ben developed his skills as a litigation attorney. He advised large corporate clients in a variety of industries but had a particular focus on addressing consumer finance issues for major banks, as well as assisting the automobile industry with regulatory and franchise issues. While at Hogan Lovells, Ben was able to continue his commitment to public interest work, primarily through involvement in extended pro bono litigation seeking to exonerate a death row inmate in Florida by providing him access to new developments in DNA testing technology.
After spending over six years in the world of “Big Law”, Ben decided to change course and focus on helping the “under dog” rather than representing corporate giants. Joining the law firm of Finz & Finz, P.C., Ben is seizing the opportunity to employ his Ivy League education at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, his “Big Law” litigation training, and his experience representing some of the largest corporate entities in the world to help individuals that need a high-powered attorney to achieve justice. Ben is now working as an appellate attorney at Finz & Finz, P.C., to help victims of medical malpractice, products liability, and general negligence obtain the recourse they need to get their lives back on track and to provide them with financial security for the future.
Ben is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts state bars, as well as the federal courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He lives in Queens with his wife, Emma, and his children, Daniel and Athena. He is slowly coming to grips with the fact that his kids appear to be growing up as Mets fans.