Jacob McComber

Associate

Location:        Woburn, Massachusetts

Phone:            781-569-5840

Fax:                  781-569-5841

Email: JMcComber@blb-law.com

Jacob joined Black, LaFrance, and Bollinger, LLC as an Associate in July of 2024. Prior to joining Black, LaFrance, and Bollinger, LLC, Jacob worked as an Associate at a well-known insurance defense firm in Boston.  There, he primarily represented clients in professional liability and employment matters.

Jacob graduated from New England Law | Boston in May 2023. While a law student, Jacob interned with the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, where he represented clients as a 3:03 certified student attorney in Family and Probate Court.

BAR STATUS

Member of the Massachusetts Bar since November 2023 – UBE score high enough to practice in any jurisdiction

EDUCATION

New England Law | Boston                                                                                                     Boston, MA

Juris Doctor                                                                                                                             05/2023

Honors:            Deans List: Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Full Tuition Scholarship and Honors Program Certifications: Compliance and Risk Management

Concentrations: Litigation; Business Law; Family Law

Activities:        Entertainment and Sports Law Organization, Vice President 2022 – 2023, Treasurer 2021 – 2022 Intellectual Property Pro Bono Program 2021 – 2023

2022 WNEU Arbitration Competition Runner-up Written and Oral Advocacy

Troy University                                                                                                                       Troy, AL

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management                                                                                                                                              05/2020 Concentration: Sports Management

Minor:              Global General Business

Honors:            Troy University Chancellors Scholarship; Provost List: Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Spring 2020 Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Member, 2016 – 2020

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Donovan | Hatem LLP                                                                                                            Boston, MA

Litigation Associate                                                                                                                  08/2023 – Present

  • Prepared written discovery for complex construction and insurance defense matters
  • Assisted in researching, drafting, and editing for motion practice, including a motion to confirm an arbitration award, an opposition to a motion to stay arbitration, and an opposition to a motion to dismiss
  • Assisted in the review, analysis, and distribution of e-discovery using platforms such as Relativity
  • Assisted with deposition preparation; observed various depositions

Summer Law Clerk                                                                                                                   05/2022 – 08/2022

  • Researched complex construction issues for the litigation and claims management departments
  • Drafted memoranda regarding insurance subrogation, asbestos liability, and expert testimony
  • Reviewed and summarized complex construction insurance agreements for clients
  • Drafted status updates for clients regarding case updates and potential next steps
  • Drafted insurance subrogation pleadings

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (MHLAC) Family Law Project                             Quincy, MA

3:03 Student Attorney                                                                                                                01/2023 – 04/2023

  • Researched various legal questions on topics including guardianships, property distribution, and paternity
  • Performed client intake interviews and summarized facts in memoranda to streamline case evaluation
  • Assisted indigent clients in finding necessary social services
  • Drafted documents in preparation for litigation, including pleadings, financial statements, complaints for modifications, and temporary orders
  • Advocated on behalf of client in Probate and Family Court

Boston College Athletic Department                                                                                       Boston, MA

Compliance Department Summer Legal Fellow                                                                          05/2021 – 08/2021

  • Supervised a 32-million dollar scholarship account for student athletes in order to maintain NCAA compliance
  • Researched Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) legislation in various states to create an Interim NIL policy for Boston College Athletics
  • Interpreted NCAA By-Laws to answer legal questions from coaches and staff members to ensure compliance
  • Developed educational materials and presentations to inform coaches, boosters, and local businesses of best practices for NCAA compliance following recent changes to NCAA legislation