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Honorable Andrew M Jacobs

Arizona Court of Appeals

Judge Andrew Jacobs was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals by Governor Katie Hobbs on February 21, 2023. He studied history at the University of Illinois, and graduated Harvard Law School magna cum laude in 1992, where he was a research assistant to Professor Laurence Tribe. He was a partner at Jenner & Block in Chicago and Snell & Wilmer in Tucson and Phoenix, and led Snell’s appellate practice for thirteen years. The Arizona Supreme Court has appointed Andrew to six bodies: Judicial Performance Review, the Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, the Committee for Civil Justice Reform, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, the Task Force on Jury Data Collection, Practices, and Procedures, and the Task Force on the Rules of Procedure for Special Actions. Andrew has served on the Arizona State Bar’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee for fifteen years and was its Chair from 2014-18. He served in the Arizona State Bar Batson Working Group. Andrew was a principal initial drafter of Ariz. R. Civ. P. 26.2 (tiering), and has contributed to many more court rules. He served in the Ninth Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Rules and Civil Practice. He co-founded the District of Arizona’s pro bono program in 2006 and coordinated it for five years. He was the lawyer coordinator for the Ninth Circuit’s pro bono program from 2007-23 for Arizona and Nevada, and for the Arizona Court of Appeals for Division Two from 2014-23. He placed over 220 pro bono cases in these roles. Andrew was admitted to practice in Illinois, Arizona, and Nevada, joining their bars, the ABA, and the Arizona LGBT Bar. He is also a member of AWLA, Los Abogados, and AAABA, and mentors in the Latina Mentoring Project. He re-founded the Arizona Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and was its President for many years. Andrew argued sixty civil appeals among three federal circuits and six states. He took two cases to the U.S. Supreme Court as counsel of record. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a Member of the American Law Institute, a co-editor of the Arizona Appellate Handbook, and was an Arizona State Bar Member of the Year in 2016.

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