Jonas Jacobson

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Jonas graduated from Stanford Law School (order of the coif) in 2009, with a joint master’s degree in psychology. For his master’s thesis (covered in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog) he studied how trial attorneys can improve their predictions of jury damages awards by averaging the opinions of many attorneys (the “wisdom of crowds”). After law school, Jonas worked as a jury consultant for four years. He assisted with jury selection and conducted mock trial research on a wide variety of cases, including breach of contract, patent, and real estate disputes. Jonas joined the firm in 2014 as a trial and appellate attorney.

Jonas has briefed and argued two appeals before the Federal Circuit. Here is the recording of an oral argument and here is the result. In district court litigation, Jonas has taken over 35 depositions, including corporate representatives, engineers and experts. He has briefed and argued dozens of motions, including summary judgment motions, Daubert motions and evidentiary motions during trial. Here is an example Daubert motion and here is the result (Jonas obtained the deposition admissions quoted in the Court’s Order).

Jonas grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Outside of work, Jonas is a trail runner and weekend-warrior triathlete.

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