Jacob A. Stein Of Counsel

T: 202.737.7777


Jacob Stein’s practice has involved a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation, including the representation of lawyers with ethical problems.

In 1984, Mr. Stein was selected by the Special Division of the United States Court of Appeals to serve as the Independent Counsel in In Re Edwin Meese III. His investigative work resulted in Mr. Meese being cleared.

Mr. Stein authored the monthly column, Legal Spectator, in the D.C. Bar magazine, Washington Lawyer, for 24 years, commencing in 1991. He was an editor and senior editor of the American Bar Association publication, Litigation. Collections of Mr. Stein’s articles were published in Legal Spectator, Legal Spectator & More, and Eulogy of Lawyers.

As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School for over 20 years, he taught advanced courses in the Federal Rules of Evidence; Truth, Falsehood, and the Law; and the Law of Law Firms.

Mr. Stein’s books include Closing Arguments; Stein on Personal Injury Damages; and Law of Law Firms.

Honors & Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of exemplary contributions to the legal profession, American College of Trial Lawyers (June 2006)
  • Professional Award for U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, The American Inns of Court Foundation (2002)
  • SuperLawyers® Washington, D.C. (2007-2010)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Council for Court Excellence, Justice Potter Stewart Award (1998)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Suffolk Law School (1984)
  • George Washington Law School's Distinguished Alumni Award (1982)
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (1981)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Best Lawyers' Washington D.C. since 1983


Community & Professional Activities

Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Vice President, 1967-1968; President, 1968-1969

The District of Columbia Bar (President, 1982-1983)

Maryland State Bar Association

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Chairman, Admissions Committee (1974-1978)

United States District Court for the District of Columbia Committee on Local Court Rules, Chairman (1973-1987)

District of Columbia Circuit; Committee to Draft Maryland Civil Jury Instructions, Judicial Conference (1977)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Member, Committee on Grievances and Admissions (1970-1974)

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (President, 1959-1960)

Academic Appointments

George Washington University Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law, 1984

Georgetown University Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law, 1985-2001

American University Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law, 1987

Harvard Law School, Visiting Lecturer, 1974-1991

1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20036  |  Phone: 202.737.7777
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George Washington University, A.A., LL.B.,

George Washington University, LL.D., Honorary