North Canton, OH
Jake handles a wide array of civil litigation matters, including business disputes, personal injury claims, constitutional actions, and subrogation claims. Jake also has a growing business practice, where he assists small businesses in formation and compliance. Jake has represented cities, townships, and villages, insurance companies, and private individuals in various matters.
Jake graduated second in his class from the University of Akron School of Law in 2019, where he also received a Law Certificate in Constitutional Law and a Law Certificate in Litigation (Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution). While in law school, Jake served as an Assistant and Associate Editor of the Akron Law Review and also served as President of the Akron Law Christian Fellowship, a law student organization, for two years. At Akron Law, Jake received the CALI Award in Excellence in Criminal Law, Legal Analysis Research and Writing II, Constitutional Law I, Basic Business Associations, Supreme Court Seminar, and Internet Law. The CALI Award in Excellence is awarded to the student with the highest grade in each class each semester. Prior to law school, Jake earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Kent State University. During his last semester at Kent State, Jake interned in Washington, D.C. for Congressman Bill Johnson from Ohio’s 6th District.
Jake is originally from the village of Wellsville, Ohio, a small blue-collar town on the Ohio River. Jake married his wife Samantha in 2019, and the two relocated to Summit County. Jake and Samantha are active in their local church and Jake is also an Allied Attorney with the Arizona based nonprofit organization, Alliance Defending Freedom.
Jake was a three sport athlete in high school, and continues his passion for sports today by competing in softball, volleyball, and basketball leagues. His desire to win makes him an excellent competitor both on the field and in the courtroom.
Areas Of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Business Litigation
- Constitutional Law Litigation
- Business Law
- Ohio, 2019
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2019
- University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
- J.D. - 2019
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Honors: Law Certificates: Constitutional Law and Litigation
- Honors: 2nd in class
- Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
- B.A. - 2016
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Major: Political Science, focus in American Politics
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Ohio Bar Association, Member
- Stark County Bar Association, Member
- Akron Bar Association, Member
Pro Bono Activities
- Alliance Defending Freedom Allied Attorney
- Phi Delta Phi
- Phi Beta Kappa