- Commercial & Business Litigation
- Employment & Labor
- Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage
|Contact Info||Telephone: 312.821.6170|
|University ||Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2007|
|Law School||Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012 Law Review|
|Admitted||2012, Illinois; Supreme Court of Illinois; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office|
Jacob Graham represents clients in state and federal courts and agencies, primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage and employment law. In addition, he has worked on a number of small claims and administrative matters as well as several pro bono cases on behalf of indigent clients. He is a licensed patent attorney with a background in biotechnology, microbiology, pharmaceutical formulations and information systems. Jacob enjoys researching and analyzing complex issues and interpreting the law to effectively advise and assist clients.
Prior to joining Wilson Elser as an attorney, Jacob clerked for the firm for nearly two years and interned for Judge Ronald Guzman of the Northern District of Illinois. He also gained valuable experience working for the world’s largest health care and pharmaceutical company prior to attending law school. During his undergraduate studies, he interned with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where he performed experiments related to the effects of the inhalation of nerve agents.
Awards & Distinctions
Awarded Intellectual Property and Health Law Fellowship
•Illinois Appeals Court Rejects Application of Absolute Pollution Exclusion to Claim for Unpleasant Odors Emanating from Hog Farm Manure
IL Appeals Court Rules on Absolute Pollution Exclusion
December 24, 2013
An intermediate Illinois appeals court rejected the applicability of the absolute pollution exclusion to a claim involving obnoxious odors emanating from hog farm manure, reasoning that the claim did not involve “traditional environmental pollution” as required by an Illinois precedent interpreting the exclusion.
•Ill.'s Unclear Endorsement for Asbestos-Injury Losses
May 20, 2013
•Illinois Appellate Court Endorses “All Sums” Allocation Rule for Asbestos Bodily Injury Losses under Excess and Umbrella Insurers
IL Court Rules on Asbestos-Related Injury Claims Coverage
March 26, 2013
The First District Appellate Court of Illinois recently ruled that excess and umbrella insurers are jointly and severally liable for asbestos bodily injury losses under an “all sums” approach to allocation, notwithstanding its rejection of the continuous injury trigger for asbestos bodily injury claims.
•Agents of America Publishes Article by Pernicone, Cohen and Graham
April 17, 2013
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