H. Jesse Jacobus

H. Jesse Jacobus: Attorney with Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. AV stamp icon


Jesse is a trial lawyer on the litigation team at Giddens, Gatton & Jacobus, P.C. He has tried cases to verdict in New Mexico state and federal courts and before the New Mexico Worker's Compensation Administration. Jesse has substantial experience in handling tort cases, and regularly defends companies and governmental entities in litigation over premises liability, civil rights violations, products-related litigation, as well as various other types of personal injury and wrongful death claims. In addition, Jesse also employs his effective and aggressive litigation approach to represent clients in their commercial litigation matters in the defense of employment suits, including claims of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. His experience includes a wide variety of jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals.

Jesse has achieved the AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible based on a peer review. He has been recognized as a Southwest Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers® and a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation.

The corporate clients with which Jesse has worked include BNSF Railway Co., St. Vincent Hospital, Ameriprise Insurance, Ricoh USA, and one of the world's largest and best known retailers.

Jesse is a native New Mexican and received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico. While attending college, Jesse was a walk-on member of the UNM Varsity Football team. He moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to joining the Law Office of George "Dave" Giddens, P.C., Jesse was a shareholder in the litigation department at Modrall-Sperllng, where Jesse successfully managed a heavy caseload and obtained positive results for his clients in litigation matters in several areas including tort, professional liability, construction law, class action, product liability, employment, workers' compensation, real estate and contract disputes. Previously, Jesse served as a judicial law clerk at the New Mexico Court of Appeals to the Honorable James J. Wechsler from 2003-2005. Before becoming a lawyer, Jesse served as an active duty member of the United States Marine Corps, from 1993-1997.


• Albuquerque Bar Association

• Hispanic Bar Association

• New Mexico Black Lawyers' Association

• New Mexico Defense Lawyers' Association

• Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, Chair, Board of Directors, 2010-2011


Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, recognized as Future Litigation Star, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated

• Southwest Rising Star, Southwest Super Lawyers®, 2012

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Litigation
  • Torts/Personal Injury
  • Employment and Labor
  • Insurance
  • Railroads
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(505) 842-9960  Phone
(505) 842-0761  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25326, Albuquerque, NM 87102
University Attended:
University of New Mexico, BBA, 2000
Law School Attended:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD, Dean's List, 2003
Year of First Admission:
2005, New Mexico
United States Marine Corps., 1993-1997
Birth Information:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1974
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Other

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 4.6/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 10/26/12 in Personal Injury Defense

    Mr. Jacobus is a fine attorney. He is detailed oriented and conducts an outstanding cross examination.

    Mr. Jacobus is a fine attorney. He is detailed oriented and conducts an outstanding cross examination. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 05/07/12 in Insurance

    Mr. Jacobus is a fine lawyer with both exceptional skill sets and a highly-directed moral compass.

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