Jake’s practice involves defense in the area of personal lines. He handles first and third party motor vehicle actions, real property and easement disputes, premises liability, employer and landlord defense, and general personal injury matters. Jake represents clients throughout Oregon and Washington.
Before to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Jake worked for a leading regional workers compensation defense firm representing self-insured employers in Oregon and Washington. He managed the firm’s caseload for a major U.S. grocery chain, and he argued matters before the Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals.
Prior to relocating to Oregon, Jake was an associate in a California firm working on behalf of aggrieved homeowners in the wake of the mortgage crisis where he represented clients in foreclosure and unlawful detainer proceedings throughout northern California. In his free time Jake enjoys skiing, gardening and travel.
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2010
University of California, Riverside, B.A., 2004
Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, California State Bar Association