Reuben B. Jacobson


Reuben Jacobson is a partner in the Walnut Creek office of Lewis Brisbois and the Northern California vice-chair of the Long-Term Care, Healthcare and Medical Malpractice Practices. His litigation practice focuses on the representation and defense of long term care facilities such as CCRC’s, RCFE’s, ICF’s, SNF’s, and home health agencies, defense of elder dependent adult abuse cases (including financial abuse) defense of acute care hospitals, mental health facilities, County Medical Centers, emergency department physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals. Mr. Jacobson also represents residential and healthcare facilities, operators, and other licensed professionals before administrative, licensing, and regulatory boards. Mr. Jacobson further represents health insurers and health care service plans in both ERISA and non-ERISA disputes.

Mr. Jacobson's Professional Liability practice includes representation of other professionals including attorneys, accountants, design professionals and property management entities.

Mr. Jacobson also represents the hospitality industry and large hotel and resort owners and operators as well as home owners association.

Mr. Jacobson has tried more than a dozen cases to verdict in the areas of elder abuse, medical negligence, general/premises and products liability cases. Mr. Jacobson has also been involved in appellate practice with a number of unpublished and published opinions. His published opinions are linked as follows:

Published Opinions


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit




University of Michigan Law School

Juris Doctor, 1993

Regents College, London, U. K. Institute on International and Comparative Law


University of California, San Diego

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1990

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