Thomas N. Jacobson, Esq.

Real Estate and Business Law Attorney

Education:

Work Experience:

  • Tom Jacobson, Attorney at Law, January 2008 to present. Practice focusing on real estate, business entity formation, environmental contamination matters, employment law, common interest subdivisions, trade association law, and transactional law
  • Gresham, Savage, Nolan & Tilden,November 1977-January 2008 Vice President and shareholder; Collaborated with partners to build firm of almost 50 attorneys and 125 employees
  • United States Air Force Judge Advocate, June 1972-November 1977 Numerous Awards and Recognition, including Junior Officer of the Year, Meritorious Service Medal, President Junior Officer Association
  • Exxon Corporation, August 1972-June 1973

Legal Experience:

  • Admitted to practice in California, Utah and Texas
  • Admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, Federal District Courts in California, Utah and Texas, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and U.S. Court of Claims
  • Lead Counsel on largest environmental case in country - City of San Bernardino v. United States Department of the Army -1996-2006
  • Lead Counsel on California Desert Case
  • Represented party in Rialto perchlorate case
  • Representative clients include various Associations of REALTORS, REO Properties, State of Wyoming, City of San Bernardino, Robertson's, MLS Listings

Awards and Honors:

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • Named as one of Southern California's Super Lawyers 2007
  • Norman F. Feldheym Award
  • League of Women Voters Citizen of the Year
  • Award given by Fourth District Court of Appeals for mediation services
  • Award for work as Judge Pro Tem
  • Recognized in Congressional Record
  • 2015 Southern California Top Lawyer

Community Involvement and Recognition:

  • Mayor's Council - Riverside - 2006 to 2014
  • Appointed to serve as Judge Pro Tem
  • Selected to serve as mediator for Court of Appeals
  • Valley Group President 2006 to 2008
  • Riverside County Lincoln Club Board member 1998-present; Vice President 2008 to 2010, President 2010-2012
  • Chair State Bar Sales and Brokerage Committee 1993
  • San Bernardino and Riverside County Bar Associations-committee chair
  • Chair State Bar Sales and Brokerage Committee 1993
  • Association of Railway Museum Committee work and presentations 1976-present
  • United Way 1981-1988
  • Inland Valley Dance Theater Board member 1983-1988
  • Happy Trails Children's Foundation Board member 1998-present
  • YMCA fund raising committee
  • Urban League Board member 1979
  • Kiwanis Club of San Bernardino
  • President 1991
  • Lt. Governor 1992
  • Orange Empire Railway Museum-1974 to present
  • Assistant Secretary - 1976-1977
  • Chairman of the Board - 1977-1984
  • President and Chief Executive Officer - 1984 to 2012
  • Project Manager for various museum projects
  • Co-Founder Strategic MLS-a service to the MLS and REALTOR industry
  • Publication of articles relating to real estate and transportation
  • Park City Sunrise Rotary
  • Heber Valley Railroad Board of Directors and Chair of Advisory Board
  • Board of Trustee Utah Symphony/Utah Opera
  • Deer Valley Music Festival Executive Committee
  • Vice President Utah Israel Economic Council