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Skilled Harrisonburg Attorney

Experienced Staunton Defense Lawyer

Many people feel overwhelmed by the legal system. Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can help you understand your options given your circumstances and make informed decisions about which of them would pursue your best interests.

I have assisted clients facing a variety of legal issues since 1972. From my office in Harrisonburg, I represent individuals, families and small businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. A dedicated trial attorney, I have experience helping clients involved in:

  • Domestic relations: I protect the rights and interests of women and men in a variety of family law and domestic relations matters, including divorce, dissolution of a marriage, property division, spousal support, child custody and visitation, child support and paternity, among others. I also represent parents involved in adoption proceedings.
  • Criminal law: I defend those accused of any misdemeanor or felony crime, including assault, domestic violence defense, drug crimes, DUI and other serious traffic violations, embezzlement and firearms violations. As a Harrisonburg criminal law attorney, I represent clients before state, federal and appellate courts throughout Virginia.
  • Corporate and business law: I assist small businesses and self-employed professionals with a variety of legal concerns, including business formation and choosing a business entity, business trusts, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, business litigation and liquidation/dissolution.
  • Civil litigation: I prosecute and defend clients involved in a variety of civil litigation matters. I work diligently to protect your rights and pursue and defend your interests.
  • Estate Planning: I help clients in drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced medical directives (living wills) as well as guide families through probate after the death of a loved one. I also handle matters in probate litigation in the event of a will contest or other dispute between beneficiaries.
  • Personal injury: I advocate for individuals who have suffered injury due to the negligence of others. My experience includes auto accidents, other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and products liability. I also provide compassionate support for families involved in wrongful death cases.
  • Legal malpractice: I represent plaintiffs who have suffered wrong-doing as a result of unethical or fraudulent legal conduct by their attorney.

Contact Sherwin John Jacobs, Attorney at Law

Whether you are going through a difficult divorce or starting a new business venture, I stand ready to aid and assist you. I offer reasonable rates for my services, and accept payments by cash or credit card. Contact my firm by calling 540-564-1138 or send me an e-mail about your unique situation.

Sherwin John Jacobs, Attorney at Law


Sherwin John Jacobs, Attorney at Law
510 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-564-1138
Fax: 540-574-0162
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