7 South Dewey Street Suite 120
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Telephone: (715) 598-1730

Direct Dial: (715) 598-0736

Fax: (715) 598-1731

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin
State of California
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court - Central District of California
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California

Education

University of Southern California, B.A. in English and Journalism, minor in Political Science
Cornell Law School, J.D.

Professional Organizations

Chippewa Valley Society of Human Resource Management, Director of Legislative Affairs
Defense Research Institute
Eau Claire County Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin

Biography

Ms. Jacobs is a partner with Crivello Carlson with more than 20 years of experience as a litigator and advisor. Her primary areas of practice include employment law, civil rights, school law and ERISA defense. For most of her practice, she has represented private and public employers in federal and state court against claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, First Amendment and other retaliation, and wage and hour violations. She defends private companies, municipalities, and counties before the Equal Rights Division and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She advises employers on FMLA, wage and hour, discipline, and employment best practices, along with drafting, revising, and updating employee handbooks and policies. She conducts internal investigations and provides on-site employee training and seminars.

Ms. Jacobs defends municipalities and individual police officers in Section 1983 actions in federal court and municipalities in state court actions. She also has defended employers and insurers in ERISA-related litigation in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

Ms. Jacobs has also represented school districts in litigation and provides advice on issues relating to students, operations, and employment, including issues on teacher non-renewals, open records requests, and social media. She presides over expulsion and teacher non-renewal hearings.

Speaking Engagements

July, 2017 – Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, “Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Oh My. Social Media Guidelines for School Administrators”
September, 2017 – Chippewa Valley SHRM, “Rights, (in) Camera (review), Actions, An Employment Law Update”
February, 2018 – Chippewa Valley SHRM, “Employment Law Update”
August, 2018 – CESA 11, “Student Suspensions, Expulsions, and Alternatives”
November, 2018 – Viterbro College, “Suspension, Expulsion, and Other Disciplinary Procedures”
February, 2019 – Chippewa Valley SHRM, “The Future is Now: A Look Back at 2018 and a Look Forward at 2019 … and Beyond.”
October, 2019 – Chippewa Valley SHRM, “2019 Fall Legal Update: Fall Leaves … and Pregnancy Leaves; Long-term Leaves; and Those Other Leaves You have No Idea What to Call”
February, 2020 – Chippewa Valley SHRM, “2020 Olympic Legal Update: (Hire) Faster, (Morale) Higher, (Policies) Stronger”