Richard B. Jacobs, Partner

"A well-considered, private settlement of the family law dispute is the goal of Hooper & Jacobs LLC," says Richard Jacobs.  "We approach our cases with this objective in mind.  However, when serious, thoughtful negotiations fail and mediation is unsuccessful, then we provide our clients with thorough trial preparation and focused advocacy before the judge."

Mr. Jacobs was selected The Best Lawyers in America's 2018 Baltimore Lawyer of the Year: Mediation.  In  2013 Best Lawyers named him the Baltimore Family Law "Lawyer of the Year."   A single lawyer in each practice area in the community is honored as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year".  A nationally recognized and peer-reviewed publication Best Lawyers has recognized and listed Mr. Jacobs both as a family law attorney and as a mediator  since 2005.   Chosen to Maryland Super Lawyers since 2007 when that recognition was established in Maryland, he was named in 2011 to the magazine's Top 50 Lawyers list - which includes all areas of practice.  Jacobs was again named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers for 2015, an honor since 2012.  A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Jacobs was named Fellow of the Year in 2015.

Professional Affiliations:
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • President of Maryland chapter, AAML, 2005-2007
  • Former Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Past Chair,  Family Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Family Law Committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City

  • Co-Author, Marital Settlement Agreements, textbook of  MICPEL, since 1995
  • Adjunct Professor, Family law, the University of Baltimore, 1998-2005
  • Co-Director, Institute for Family Law Associates, AAML,  Chicago, 2006-present, faculty member since 2002
  • Frequent lecturer for the Maryland State Bar Association and county bar associations
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Maryland Domestic Law Report

  • BA, University of Baltimore, 1970
  • JD, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1973
  • Mediation certification, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
  • Arbitration certification, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Harvard Negotiation Program, AAML sponsored special training, Cambridge
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training, Dept. of Fam. Administration, Admin. Office of the Courts - Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland Bar Association and the Collaborative Practice Training Institute

Family Law Matters Deserve:
  • Smart Analysis
  • Serious Negotiation
  • Strong Advocacy

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