A Trial Lawyer for Serious Accident Injuries

J ay D. Jacobson, Esq. practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Since his admittance to the New York State Bar in 1994, Jay D. Jacobson has handled injury and death cases resulting from negligence involving automobiles, municipal buses, charter buses school buses, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial and residential premises, negligent security, sidewalk defects, street defects, highway defects, construction defects, falls from homes and buildings, scaffolding falls, unsafe construction sites, physical assaults, sexual assaults, physician care, hospital care, chiropractic care, childcare neglect, and more. Jay D. Jacobson has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Jay D. Jacobson personal injury lawyer in his Melville, New York office

Jay D. Jacobson in courtroom

Jay D. Jacobson, Esq. – A Personal Injury trial lawyer for serious injuries. Jay is a 25-year seasoned litigator with extensive knowledge and experience in fighting insurance companies and winning difficult cases. His firm follow these four basic principles: Preparation, Foresight, Flexibility, Success – No Mistakes.


Jay D. Jacobson, Esq. – Experience and Insight

Jay D. Jacobson is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but was raised in Woodbury, Long Island. He is a graduate of Syosset High School with honors. He attended the State University of New York at Albany, where he graduated with a B.S. in political science from the prestigious Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. After graduation from college, Mr. Jacobson became a private investigator working in Long Island and New York City for insurance companies and their attorneys, assisting in the defense of personal injury and wrongful death actions. That experience gave him valuable insight into how insurance companies and their law firms defend the claims he now brings on behalf of his clients and their families. Private investigation also gave him invaluable first-hand knowledge of accident scene investigation and reconstruction, critical in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of every plaintiff case he handles. Jay D. Jacobson makes it a habit to visit the accident scene for the cases he represents – a critical difference!

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My Credentials at a Glance

Areas of Practice: 

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Litigation
  • No-Fault Arbitration

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1993
  • State University of New York at Albany, 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Brooklyn Law School
In 1990, Mr. Jacobson relocated from Long Island to Manhattan and entered Brooklyn Law School. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1993.
Joseph T. Mullen, Jr.
During law school and after graduation, he worked in downtown Manhattan at The Law Offices of Joseph T. Mullen, Jr. In 1994.
Pollack, Pollack, Isaac…
In 1994, he began working at the boutique firm of Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, also located in Downtown Manhattan, where he practiced in the areas of plaintiff personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, of counsel litigation and appeals.
Mr. Jacobson left PPID
In 1998, Mr. Jacobson left PPID and opened up his own law firm located in Midtown Manhattan, continuing to practice in the areas of plaintiff personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, of counsel litigation and appeals.

Reasons Not to Call Me

  1. If you are looking to make a quick buck from an accident.
  2. If you have not suffered an injury that has truly affected your daily life.
  3. If you are not willing to fully participate in the prosecution of your own case.

Why do I say that I will only handle cases for people and families that have suffered terribly? I say this because I am a solo practitioner. I have a small, faithful staff that devotes all our time and effort helping people who need help. We do not wish to waste our time and effort on people who are only looking to make money from their situation. We want to use our time and effort to represent people who need money because of the situation has caused them to lose a part of their life and health and need to be compensated.

I handle every case personally, without the help of partners or associates. I tried it for years and I felt like it does not help the client come to a successful conclusion as much as one lawyer from start to finish. I am the one that initially interviews my clients. I do not use a paralegal or an investigator. Not only do I get to meet my client, but it gives me a better understanding of the accident.

I prosecute the case during the litigation stage and eventually at trial. This allows me to understand the needs of my clients and their families. Only one attorney will attend your deposition, me. There will be no associate attorney or outside attorney doing this. I will prepare you for the deposition and be able to advise you through the cross-examination that you will experience. As I have been with you since the first day.

My preparation of you will not be the first time I am meeting you. I will already know all I can about you and your case. The most important part of any litigation is trial. When I take your case to trial I will have spent years with you as my client. I will not be reading your file the night before jury selection. We will have prepared for the trial years in advance.

Every document in your file and every litigation strategy I employ will have been tailored from Day 1 for your trial. It will not be a piecemeal effort by an 800 number law firm with dozens of attorneys and hundreds of paralegals from all over New York State. It will be just me.

Jay D. Jacobson, Esq.

Jay D. Jacobson Long Island accident injury attorney




  • "He fights hard and obtain significant awards."


    Personal Injury Attorney on Apr 30.

    Mr. Jacobson''s track record shows he fights hard, and has obtained significant awards for clients who have been victims of catastrophic negligence. I endorse this lawyer.

  • "He knows how to win big cases at trial."


    I endorse this lawyer. I am a tax attorney and I know many personal injury attorneys.

    I have known Jay for many years. He continuously impresses me with his ability to win big verdicts at trial. If you are in need of an excellent personal injury attorney who knows how to win big cases at trial, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jay Jacobson..

  • “I couldn't have been happier with him representing me”

    I found Jay online, did my homework and couldn't have been happier with him representing me for my car accident injury case.
  • “He took care of everything and fought hard”

    My case was a tough one, I told Jay so. He didn't see it that way, he felt there was enough evidence at play to warrant a full claim. He was right, he took care of everything and fought hard and consistently for a winning verdict. Thank you Jay!

“A good litigator put himself beyond the possibility of losing by preparing.”

With both insurance, litigation, experience and thorough understanding of state laws, Jay D Jacobson’s unparalleled approach to taking on the most difficult cases and turning them into winning verdicts is unsurpassed.

Contact Now for a Free Confidential Consultation!  Call: (631) 661-2030

No legal fees charged unless your claim is successful