December 7, 2018 (Madison) The Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) is proud to announce that Attorney Ann S. Jacobs of Milwaukee has earned the 2018 Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year honor.
Ann is the founder of Jacobs Injury Law, S.C. in Milwaukee. Her practice specializes in personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, nursing home abuse/neglect, financial abuse/fraud, and medical
Ann honed her legal skills a public defender. She became a skilled courtroom advocate, defending clients in cases ranging from juvenile offenses to murders.
Ann left the public defender's office to become a trial attorney in private practice, advocating for the rights of the injured. Since then she has represented hundreds of clients and is consistently honored as a top lawyer in Wisconsin.
Ann demonstrates a keen passion for advocacy and public service. Not only has Ann proudly served WAJ, where she is a past-President and longtime board member as well as co-founder of the Women's Caucus; she has been a leader in the community and statewide.
In 2016, Ann was appointed to serve a five-year term on the then newly-created State Elections Commission. Before that, she distinguished herself as a local leader in the bar and in Milwaukee. She has served as chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) Committee since 2006. In recognition of her expertise in that area, she was later appointed to the national American Bar Association's LRIS committee.
Ann is also the current chair of the Jewish Community Resource Council in Milwaukee.
"In the court room, Ann is a masterful advocate on behalf of her clients," said WAJ President Heath P. Straka of Madison. "She brings that same dedication and determination to public service and community involvement," Straka concluded.
Ann is the 19th recipient of the Wisconsin Trail Lawyer of the Year Award.The Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer Of The Year Award was created in 2000 to recognize a Wisconsin attorney who had made significant contributions to the trial bar by handling a case involving significant change in the law; prosecuting a precedent setting or extraordinarily challenging case; or to recognize those who merit the honor due to their service to the organization or the public at large.
The award will be presented tonight at Wisconsin Association for Justice's annual Winter Conference and President's Dinner at the Pfister Hotel.
The Wisconsin Association for Justice was founded in 1957. As the largest statewide voluntary bar association, WAJ's mission is ensuring a fair and effective civil justice system and the protection of the Constitutional right to a civil jury trial.