JACOB D. FLESHER
Mr. Flesher began his career as a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura (CA) County. While in Ventura, Mr. Flesher tried numerous criminal matters to verdict. In 2001, he joined his mentor and began trying and litigating civil cases, which he has done ever since. Mr. Flesher has successfully tried more than 40 cases to verdict in federal and state courts in California and Nevada, ultimately focusing on high-exposure cases and matters of first impression for large national and international companies. He has also been sought out by media for his comment on legal matters. Mr. Flesher is an Associate Member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Mr. Flesher represents railroads, property owners, small businesses, software companies, professionals, non-profit corporations, individuals and insurance carriers. He has defended sexual harassment, retaliation, whistle blower, ADA, wage and hour, defamation and breach of contract disputes in the employment arena. He co-tried the first Tameny case ever tried against a railroad company in California. He also specializes in transportation tort litigation including matters brought under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, railroad crossing accidents, and trespasser incidents.
Mr. Flesher acts as an independent investigator for corporate clients. From workplace investigations to catastrophic incidents, Mr. Flesher leads a team of lawyers and investigators capable of helping companies minimize risk and resolve disputes.
Mr. Flesher received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996. He received his Juris Doctor with an emphasis in advocacy from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 2000. He's been admitted to practice law in California, all federal courts in California including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has served as a judge pro tem in El Dorado County, California.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Flesher has served as an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Flesher has served as the President for the Barristers' Club of Sacramento and President of the El Dorado Hills Little League. He currently serves as a Board Member for the California State Railroad Museum Foundation.
Mr. Flesher is rated A-V by Martindale-Hubbell, which he earned after only four years of practice. He is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and served as the Pacific Region Vice-President of that organization.