Attorneys:

Alan Palmer Jacobus

Partner
Phone
510-874-1810
Fax
510-465-8976
Email
ajacobus@selvinwraith.com

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University School of Law, 1993
  • B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990

Memberships

  • State Bar of California, 2000
  • State Bar of Illinois, 1996
  • State Bar of Louisiana, 1993

Alan Palmer Jacobus is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator. He has tried and litigated complex insurance and professional liability matters over the past two decades. In insurance coverage and professional liability matters, Mr. Jacobus draws on extensive non-insurance trial and litigation experience. He uses his broad litigation background to bring new, innovative, and successful strategies, tactics, and approaches to insurance coverage and professional liability matters. Mr. Jacobus has tried to verdict or judgment jury and non-jury trials in a variety of jurisdictions, including California, Illinois, and Louisiana. Mr. Jacobus has tried cases in both federal and state courts. He also has extensive trial and litigation experience in arbitration proceedings involving complex insurance issues. Mr. Jacobus also has significant experience litigating and arguing appeals in state and federal appellate courts. He is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois, and Louisiana.

Mr. Jacobus is also an authority on significant insurance coverage issues and general litigation techniques and procedures. He frequently writes and speaks on insurance and litigation topics. His published work has been cited as authoritative. Mr. Jacobus proudly serves as a member of the editorial board of a national publisher and CLE provider. He is also Vice Chair of Bar Association San Francisco’s Insurance Practice Section.

Mr. Jacobus’s insurance coverage and bad faith practice has involved a wide variety of insurance products, including commercial general liability policies, homeowner policies, protection and indemnity policies, professional liability policies, life insurance policies, surety bonds, and fidelity products. He has also defended professionals in areas ranging from lawyers to brokers to architects to premium financing companies. Mr. Jacobus is also a skilled and experienced business and commercial litigator in fields outside of insurance coverage and professional liability.

Community involvement is also important to Mr. Jacobus. He regularly volunteers through pro bono providers in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide legal representation to disadvantaged people in need of legal services.