Jacob Dobres

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Jacob Dobres 2021-06-11T15:44:27-04:00

Experience is Key

Jacob has extensive litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels. He has successfully represented private-sector and public-sector clients throughout Ohio’s courts and before administrative agencies. Jacob has also authored over twenty briefs in the Ohio Supreme Court. Prior to joining FDAR, Jacob worked at both large and small law firms where his practice focused on litigation and workers’ compensation defense. Jacob’s legal career began as an Ohio Assistant Attorney General.

Jacob is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment and Workers’ Compensation sections and has served as a speaker and co-coordinator for continuing education seminars.

On the Personal Side

A native of suburban Cleveland, Jacob is fully immersed in the Columbus area he calls home. Jacob is a member of the Columbus Literacy Council’s Board of Trustees and previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Jewish Day School. He has participated in Pelotonia as a rider and volunteer since 2015. Cycling has also taken Jacob to Krakow, Poland, where he participated in the 2017 Ride for the Living. Jacob enjoys watching his son and the Columbus Blue Jackets play hockey. He and his wife are also the proud parents of a daughter.

Professional Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Insurance Claim Professionals and Defense Bar Group
  • The Institute of Risk Management
  • The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Presentations and Publications

Jacob leads presentations and trainings for clients, local and state bar associations, and county and regional safety councils regarding workplace safety and other areas. In 2020, Jacob regularly provided updates on COVID-19 in the workplace. He authored an article, “COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation: An Informed Opinion” for Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly in the fall 2020 issue. Jacob regularly presents webinars on topics vital to his clients. He has also been invited to speak to a group of attorneys at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office regarding his career path from Assistant Attorney General to private practice.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Workers’ Compensation

Education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude)
    Bucket & Dipper Junior Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio