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Rachel Jacobs

Associate

Rachel Jacobs is involved in prosecuting all types of personal injury cases, particularly motor vehicle and medical malpractice cases. Her work includes all aspects of case investigation, drafting and overseeing pleadings, researching and writing motions, preparing and defending plaintiffs’ examinations before trial, court appearances, and trial preparation. Ms. Jacobs is admitted to the Bar of both New York and New Jersey and practices extensively in the Courts of those states.

Ms. Jacobs attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was a member of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender and graduated cum laude in 2013. Her outstanding talent in the law was recognized at Cardozo when she received the Jacobs Burns Ethics Center in the Practice of Law Award. In addition, Ms. Jacobs’ passion for helping those in need resulted in her serving as a David Berg Foundation Fellow and a member of the Equal Justice Works Summer Corp. Moreover, while at Cardozo, Ms. Jacobs practically applied this passion for helping others through her work with Legal Services NYC, Lambda Legal, and the Innocence Project. Her exceptional research and writing skills resulted in the publication of her Note entitled, Waiving Goodbye to Due Process: The Juvenile Waiver System, in the Spring 2013 issue of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender. Ms. Jacobs received her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She also won the Amy M. Gilbert Prize for Excellence in History. While at Binghamton Ms. Jacobs’ outstanding writing skills were evident as she published a piece titled, Women as Perpetrators of Genocide.

Following graduation from law school, she obtained a prestigious clerkship position with Judge Jessica Mayer at the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Civil Part, in Middlesex County. While clerking for Judge Mayer, Ms. Jacobs obtained first-hand experience with complex litigation matters involving mass torts. In particular, Ms. Jacobs’ clerkship concentrated on pharmaceutical cases involving the drugs Zometa®/Aredia®, Alloderm®, and Risperdal/Seroquel/Zyprexa®, among others. This experience allowed Ms. Jacobs to obtain keen insight from a judicial perspective as to how to properly prepare and prosecute complex civil litigation matters involving serious claims of personal injury.

Upon completion of her clerkship in 2014, Ms. Jacobs joined our office to focus her exceptional skills and background on the practical assistance of persons injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. As a lawyer of high integrity and passion for the pursuit of victims’ rights, her transition into plaintiff’s personal injury litigation was both natural and rewarding. Her intimate knowledge of the Court’s administration and oversight of complex litigation matters is a considerable resource for our office. Ms. Jacobs works closely with Peter Saghir as well as our Managing Partner, Ben Rubinowitz, on all aspects of the litigation of catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice cases from the initial investigation up to trial.

Education

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2013
cum laude

B.A., Binghamton University, 2008
summa cum laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York
New Jersey
Federal Court
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Lecture / Publication

Demonstration of an Opening Statement, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), Cardozo School of Law, November 2018

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"Very compassionate, very efficient and top rate! If you want a team of good lawyers that will not only work hard to win your case but knows how to listen and feel for you as a victim of medical malpractice, this firm is your only choice. Anthony Gair, was always there for us all throughout the case albeit the distance from NY to Manila! Words cannot express how thankful we are to him and his team. Thanks a million!" D.F.
★★★★★
"Everyone I communicated with at this firm made me feel like I was part of their family. My needs, feelings, and concerns were carefully considered and given the needed attention. My counselors were available whenever I needed them and became my personal friends. They came highly recommended and lived up to their reputation. I would recommend them to any of my friends without hesitation. This firm gives attorneys a "good name". Clients matter here. They made me feel like I mattered as a person, that I was valued, and not just a possible source of income for the firm. They earned their fees, and you will find that they will also earn your trust." N.W.
★★★★★
I met Diana Carnemolla and Howard S. Hershenhorn during the darkest time of our lives, when my husband was in a coma with very little chances to survive, due to a car accident. The compassion and professionalism that they showed myself and my family during such a difficult time combined with an incredible willingness to get the best results for us have shown us that we had made the absolute best choice. They not only fought extremely hard for what proved to be a very difficult case, but they also emotionally helped us through this incredible ordeal and have been a caring advocate for our family and our case. They got us the best results we could have expected given the circumstances and didn't give up when things got more challenging. We would absolutely recommend their Law Firm to handle the toughest of cases while providing such a great deal of personal support. Diana proved to be personally invested in our case ultimately seeking the best outcome for our family. We cannot thank them enough for what they have done for us. V.P.
★★★★★
"I’m very impressed by the professional services of this law firm Gair Gair Conason. Most importantly Diana M.A. Carnemolla, Esq. She performed impeccable work ethics and professionalism whole time throughout, with her constant follow ups and communication skills, for that I’m very appreciative of. August 2020, my mother was in a horrific car accident. I contacted Gair Gair Conason to handle my mother's case. Everyone at the firm who helped us with the case did such a fantastic job with being so efficient. We could not have been more satisfied with the services we received. Diana M.A. Carnemolla, Esq. was so fast, quick answer for every question that we asked and gave us honest information about the possibilities concerning the case. She resolved our case much faster that I would expect. Thank you so much! I am very happy with this law firm. Especially the outcome from it all and how easy they helped make it be for us. We had a tough case to fight regarding the incident with the other driver, thankfully it all worked out in my mothers best interest. Diana M.A. Carnemolla helped us settle our case easily, helped us get out of it with a much needed win. I’m surprised it wasn’t as bad of experience as I thought it would be. We were pretty worried in the beginning with much thanks to this team they’ve helped solve this for my mother and put much of my worries as well as my mothers to ease. Thank you again from my family to your whole team for an awesome job!! I would highly recommend this law office to anyone in need of outstanding representation." K.C.