Harold W. Jacobs: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Harold W. Jacobs

Senior Counsel
Charleston,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Administrative and Regulatory
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Disputes
  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
University Clemson College and United States Naval Academy, B.S., 1945
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, LL.B., 1960
Admitted1960, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; United States Supreme Court

Civic & Professional MembershipsAmerican Bar Association
•American Bar Foundation Fellow
•American College of Trial Lawyers
•American Judicature Society
•Charleston County Bar Association
•Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
•Fourth Judicial Conference
•Richland County Bar Association
•South Carolina Bar
•South Carolina Bar Foundation Fellow
•South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
•Trial Attorneys of America Fellow:

• American College of Trial Lawyers

• American Judicature Society

• Charleston County Bar Association

• Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel

• Fourth Judicial Conference

• Richland County Bar Association

• South Carolina Bar

• South Carolina Bar Foundation


Harold W. Jacobs practices primarily in litigation, with emphasis in the areas of aviation, products liability, antitrust and unfair trade practices.

Active in bar affairs, Mr. Jacobs has served as President of the South Carolina Bar and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association and was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the American Judicature Society, Chairman of the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Character and Fitness and Chairman of the South Carolina Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Reform.

In 2002 the University of South Carolina Law School honored Mr. Jacobs by giving him a 'Compleat Lawyer Platinum' award. Only three such awards are given out each year. In 2002 both Mr. Jacobs, and another firm member, Julian Nexsen, won this award, which recognizes their distinguished service in South Carolina.

Recognitions•Compleat Lawyer Award, 2002

NotablePresident-Elect, Senior Lawyers Division of the S.C. Bar
•South Carolina Higher Education Commission (1980-1986)
•South Carolina Patriots' Point Authority (1994-2001)
•John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court

Outside Nexsen Pruet

A native of Kingstree, South Carolina, Mr. Jacobs is active in church, civic and governmental affairs, having served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden of St. Michael's and All Angel's Episcopal Church, the Committee for Canons and Bylaws of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, the South Carolina Higher Education Commission and the Patriots Point Commission.

Speaking & Writing

Related NewsSouth Carolina Bar Foundation Honors Harold Jacobs
January 14, 2013


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Harold W. Jacobs

205 King Street, Suite 400
CharlestonSC 29401


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