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Jeffrey W. Jacobs

Jeffrey W. Jacobs

“A man’s greatest attribute is also his greatest fault. It’s like the man told me once, you speak ably and well my boy but occasionally you speak too much.”

As a child Jeff was often told by his teachers and parents that he enjoyed talking so much, that he had better get a job where he got paid to talk. Jeff is now an experienced speaker and author who has been practicing law for over 35 years. Jeff represents clients in workers compensation matters and Minnesota Board of Nursing issues.  He also maintains an active mediation and arbitration practice in workers compensation, employment and other civil litigation matters. Jeff’s speaking and arbitration experience keeps him on the cutting edge of employment issues. He has given numerous speeches at conferences and seminars across the United States and written many articles for magazines such as Minnesota Trial Lawyer and many more.

Jeff was the mayor of St. Louis Park from 1999 – 2016 and has served on the St. Louis Park County Counsel since 1991. He is on the Minnesota BMS, Iowa PERB, Wisconsin WERC and Montana BOPA arbitrator panels, the National Mediation Board, the FMCS Region 3 and Region 5 arbitration panels, the AAA labor arbitration panel as well as multiple permanent umpireships and arbitration panels throughout the country.  Jeff is also a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

In Jeff’s free time, that he clearly does not have, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

  • University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 1980
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1977
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1980
Professional Assocations & Memberships:
  • National Academy of Arbitrator
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Workers Compensation Section
  • Minnesota Chapter Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
Key Practice Areas:
  • Workers Compensation
  • Board of Nursing matters
  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Mediation