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Asheville Civil Litigator

BIO (continued)

Jake received his B.A. from the University of Oregon in 2006 and in May 2013, Jake graduated, magna cum laude, from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina. Although Jake is originally from the Pacific Northwest, his lovely wife Rachel is from nearby Rutherford County, and Jake is now the proud father of five amazing children here in Asheville, which he considers home.


As an attorney, Jake focuses on complex civil litigation and legal services for small businesses.  He has worked a wide range of litigation matters, including licensing disputes, construction litigation, business litigation, insurance litigation, bank litigation, and employment litigation.  He has worked cases through mediation and all the way through trial and beyond.  Jake has also helped numerous small businesses with important legal matters such as merging with other businesses, acquiring large assets, business divorces, and employment practices.


During his academic career at Elon, Jake externed for the Honorable James L. Gale of the North Carolina Business Court in Greensboro (2012), where he grew accustomed to the effort and attention to detail required to litigate a complex business case. While attending classes, Jake also served as law clerk to multiple law firms, including Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, and Stewart, P.C (2012); the Law Offices of Fred T. Hamlet (2011-2013); and Freedman Law Firm (2012-2013) before making Asheville—and our firm—his home.


Outside of the courtroom, Jake enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing the acoustic guitar, white water boating, tabletop gaming, and hiking in the mountains around Asheville.

Jake is very thorough and efficient. He addressed a complex issue quickly and carefully. He discovered issues that had been missed by several previous lawyers and executives. He identified risks and issues that had never been exposed or addressed. He proscribed procedures and remedies that strengthened the organization and turned a difficult situation into an easy triumph. He easily impressed the members of my organization and quickly gained and maintained our trust. I highly recommend him and will use his services again.

Clive Possinger

President of the Board of Directors for the Asheville Lyric Opera

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