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Jacob D. Flesher

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Biography

Mr. Flesher began trying cases before he passed the California bar exam. He prosecuted criminal cases as a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura, California. In 2001, he joined his mentor and began litigating civil cases, which he has done ever since.

Mr. Flesher has tried 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, an invitation-only 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, PAGA, 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, Arizona, all federal courts in California including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the US District Court for the District of Columbia, 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 served as a Board Member for the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and is currently serving on the non-profit boards for the Placer ARC and Alaina's Voice 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.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Tort Litigation
  • Railroad Litigation

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • Major: Sociology

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Honors

  • A-V by Martindale-Hubbell

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board Member, California State Railroad Museum Foundation
  • Placer ARC
  • Alaina’s Voice Foundation
  • President for the Barristers' Club of Sacramento
  • President of the El Dorado Hills Little League

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate Member
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Pacific Region Vice-President
  • California State Railroad Museum Foundation, Past Board Member