Jacobson Law and Advocacy was founded by Ashley B. Jacobson, an attorney with extraordinary experience and knowledge in serving the disability community–a community of which she is a proud member after acquiring physical disability as a young adult. In addition to working as an attorney and renowned disability advocate, Ashley also holds a master’s degree in disability rehabilitation counseling from the #1 ranked program in the nation at Michigan State University, and a nationwide certification in disability assessment and counseling (CRC).
Ashley’s path to the law began when one of her counseling clients with disabilities was mistreated by the legal system. It was then that she recognized the need for lawyers who have actual academic, professional, and personal experience with disability. Deciding to fill this void as soon as possible, she completed law school in an accelerated 2-year program and graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School. With unique, in-depth knowledge of how disability affects life, the law, and the accessibility of the future, Ashley has a vast network of resources to share with her clients.
Ashley has also served on several panels discussing disability and policing, disability discrimination in the workplace, and disability rights.
Her writing has been published on popular sites and platforms (for more information, check out the JLA Media page), and her podcast, Legally Abled, is available using the Apple Podcasts app and legallyabled.com.