Jacob High’s law practice focuses on achieving best-interest solutions in civil transactions and civil cases. In addition to his Juris Doctor, he has a degree in History from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts in History from Claremont Graduate University. While in law school, he volunteered for the Michigan State Appellate Defender’s Office on cases where evidence may have been tainted by mishandling in Detroit’s crime lab. He also interned in a high-volume consumer bankruptcy firm and has experience in bankruptcy appellate litigation in federal district court. He provided litigation support and assistance in briefing for a federal issue of first impression nationwide on recent Bankruptcy law and Employee retirement law (ERISA). Since joining the bar, Jacob has gained bankruptcy experience related to intellectual property, collateral estoppel, res judicata, and discharge of debts. He has worked with others to draft a reply brief for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Jacob has assisted and counseled individual and business clients in the areas of contract dispute resolution, landlord-tenant, tax foreclosure, and Chapters 7 and 13 Bankruptcy. Jacob has also successfully filed suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Jacob graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2012, and passed the July 2012 bar exam, one of the most difficult administrations of the Michigan bar exam in state history.
Jacob enjoys reading history, gardening, camping, and Cajun food. Jacob is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Oakland County Bar Association. He is admitted to the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Supreme Court.