Jeffrey H. Jacobsen

Senior Counsel

As a defense attorney who has presented cases to juries and judges across Nebraska for over 50 years, Jeff Jacobsen has a practice that consists primarily of insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability defense, as well as business, probate and other litigation. He is especially well-known for a long career in defense in professional negligence cases in the medical field and he has handled hundreds of cases at trial in addition to resolution in mediation or arbitration.

Having founded Jacobsen Orr in 1978 with Jeffrey L. Orr, Jeff has been long active in the legal community, is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has served as the chair of the Nebraska State Committee. He has served in the House of Delegates and on the Executive Council of the Nebraska State Bar Association. Jeff is also a past member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Nebraska Defense Counsel Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Jeff has been honored for several years by his selection as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of litigation, and in 2013, he was honored with the Master Emeritus Award by the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (NDCA). The award is given in recognition of a legal career of superior representation of defendants in civil actions while upholding the highest professional and ethical standards. The award is a symbol of Jeff’s client-centered approach — an approach made prevalent at Jacobsen Orr.

Jeff recently changed his status at Jacobsen Orr to that of Senior Counsel, indicating his desire to continue to represent his clients while at the same time beginning to enjoy some of the fruits of his labor with a reduced work schedule.

Practice Areas

Business  |  Eminent Domain Litigation  |  Insurance Defense  |  Medical Malpractice Defense  |  Personal Injury Defense  |  Product Liability Defense  |  Probate Litigation


Education
  • University of Nebraska, J.D., 1965 (Allen Moot Court Board)
    University of Nebraska, B.S. Business Administration, 1963
Professional Organizations
  • Admitted:
    Nebraska Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court – Nebraska

    Current:
    Buffalo County Bar Association
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Past:
    Association of Insurance Attorneys
    Defense Research Institute
    Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
    Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (First President of Association)
    Nebraska State Bar Association (House of Delegates and Executive Council)
    American Board of Trial Advocates
    District of Nebraska Federal Practice Committee
    Nebraska Supreme Court Advisory Committee
    Buffalo County Bar Association (President)
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