Tom Jacob focuses his law practice on FTCA cases, fighting for clients to hold the U.S. government accountable for wrongdoing. In 2022, Tom Jacob was one of the lead trial attorneys in a landmark $230m verdict brought on behalf of victims in a mass shooting that took place in Sutherland Springs, TX.
Mr. Tom Jacob graduated first in his class at Baylor Law School. While there, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. He also won the “Top Gun” Competition, a five-day, single-elimination one-on-one trial competition. He has numerous other advocacy awards at Baylor, including induction into the Order of the Barristers; eight different advocacy awards at intramural and team competitions, including: 1st Place Nat’l Trial Advocacy Competition; 3rd Place AAJ Trial Advocacy Competition; 3rd Place Nat’l Ethics Trial Advocacy Competition; 2nd Best Speaker Nat’l Security Moot Court Competition.
After law school, Mr. Jacob clerked for the Honorable Will Garwood on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 2010, Mr. Jacob has taken on a wide range of medical malpractice and personal injury cases, including failure to diagnose cancer, birth injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In 2012, he tried to judgment a failure to diagnose septic hip case in Mississippi. In 2014, he tried a case in the First Circuit arising out of the failure to diagnose and treat a stroke. He’s participated in appeals at the United States Supreme Court, argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked on class actions across the country.
Mr. Jacob is the immediate-past chair of the Federal Tort Liability & Military Advocacy section of the American Association for Justice and is an Attorney-Coach for the University of Texas Undergraduate Mock Trial Teams, where he teaches trial advocacy. He has taught trial advocacy across the country, including New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C.
$1,903,961 trial verdict ($1,675,000 settlement on appeal, with clients recovering $1,150,505 after fees and expenses) against Health and Human Services, arising out of the failure to diagnose a septic hip in a child.
$21,592,643.03 trial verdict ($15,884,511.98 in trust for clients with lifetime benefits) against the Department of Veterans Affairs, arising out of the failure to diagnose a stroke.
$3,000,000 settlement for emergency room medical malpractice ($1,955,638.58 to clients after fees and expenses)
$6,500,000 birth injury settlement ($4,581,969.98 net to clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of the use of Pitocin/Oxytocin leading to uterine hyperstimulation.
$2,150,000 wrongful death settlement ($1,492,813 net to clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses) resulting from the failure to diagnose cancer.
$775,000 settlement ($340,000 net to clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses) against the United States Postal Service. Client suffered nerve injuries to leg after a t-bone car wreck.
$1,000,000 settlement ($650,236.03 net to clients after attorneys’ fees and expenses) against the Army arising out of a military convoy wreck resulting in mild traumatic brain injury.