Zachary Jacobs

Zachary Jacobs

A seasoned litigator with extensive experience in a wide range of consumer protection matters, Zachary Jacobs currently focuses on complex class action litigation, with a particular emphasis on emissions cases.

Zach has been involved in consumer protection law since 2007, when he began working at a small Chicago law firm that specialized in financial consumer protection, including claims arising under the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

For several years thereafter, Zach practiced at a small boutique firm specializing in nationwide consumer class actions, where he represented plaintiffs across the country in heavy-duty truck emissions cases. Among the notable cases he handled was the Caterpillar ACERT lawsuit in which he secured a settlement for $60 million. Zach also represented consumers in nationwide litigation involving excessive helicopter ambulance charges, fraudulent utility charges, and defective products.

A graduate of the University of South Dakota, Zach earned his law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and won the 2005 Ilana Diamond Rovner Award for outstanding appellate advocacy. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of Michigan.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Illinois State Bar

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan

Practice Areas

Education

OUR ATTORNEYS

Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.

Litigation

When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Land Use Law

When zoning and land use roadblocks stand in the way of your objectives for a real estate investment or development project, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to move you forward.

About us

Restaurant Brands
Carella Byrne has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Restaurant Brands International Inc. on behalf of those individuals who purchased or acquired common stock.
Johnson & Johnson
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello filed a consumer class action Thursday in New Jersey District Court against Johnson & Johnson over its Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen line.
Takata Corp.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Monday to a $42 million settlement automakers Volkswagen and Audi reached to resolve multidistrict litigation over their alleged use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, as well as a $12.6 million attorney fee award from that total.