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Stephen M. Jacobs

In Memoriam

Stephen M. Jacobs

The attorneys of Goostree Law Group mourn the loss of our colleague and friend Stephen Jacobs.

Stephen M. Jacobs graduated from Northern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1986. Mr. Jacobs continued his education at Northern Illinois University where he graduated cum laude in 1989 and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree. Mr. Jacobs became licensed to practice law on November 9, 1989. While in law school, Mr. Jacobs was honored by being appointed to the Law Review and was involved in moot court where he successfully won competitions.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Jacobs began his career as an insurance defense litigation attorney where he represented companies including State Farm, Kemper, Hanover, Andover, McDonalds, Seven-Eleven and Southland Corporation.

In 1991, Mr. Jacobs opened his own law firm in St. Charles, Illinois where he concentrated in general litigation until 2000 when he co-founded the law firm of Shaw Jacobs and Associates, P.C. which concentrated in domestic relations law. As the founding attorney of the original firm, Mr. Jacobs set a precedence of excellence for the newly renamed Goostree Law Group.

In addition, Mr. Jacobs' focus was in representing plaintiffs who were seriously injured as the result of the negligence of another. Mr. Jacobs’ personal injury practice included automobile accidents, dog bites, wrongful death and work related injuries.

Mr. Jacobs was a skilled litigator with a proven track record of success and over 18 years of trial experience in both bench and jury trials. He was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Kane County Bar Association.


  • Chicago, Illinois, April 15, 1964


  • November 2017


  • Northern Illinois University, B.S., 1986
  • Northern Illinois University, J.D., cum laude, 1989

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Dog Bites; Motorcycle Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation; Slip and Fall
  • Products Liability
  • Truck Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Pharmacy Law

Past Membership:

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association


  • 1989, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Miscellaneous Information:

  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Member, Moot Court Society
  • Member, Northern Illinois University Law Review, 1988-1989
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