ATTORNEY PROFILE

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Barry S. Jacobson
26 Court Street,
Suite 810
Brooklyn, New York 11242

Communication Center
Phone: (718) 923-1000  (800) 842-5529

E-mail: Email Me
Fax: (516) 939-6694 Web site:
http://www.trafficticketdefense.com

BARRY S. JACOBSON is an attorney admitted to practice in all the courts and administrative tribunals in New York, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, as well as all Federal courts. After practicing privately and concentrating in criminal and family law, Mr. Jacobson entered public service as a New York City Assistant Corporation Counsel and began by prosecuting juvenile defendants and support matters in Family Court. He moved on to the prosecution of adult misdemeanor and felonies as an Assistant District Attorney concentrating in white collar crimes and DWI/DUI. As Associate Counsel to the New York State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct, he prosecuted doctors and other medical professionals charged with ethical and disciplinary violations. He spent 7 years as an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Traffic Violations Bureau in numerous venues and 4 years as a Senior Administrative Law Judge for the New York City Parking Violations Bureau. Since re-entering private practice in 1992, he has concentrated in the defense of all manner of traffic and moving violations, parking violations, trucking and commercial driver issues, drunk driving and other criminal violations relating to motor vehicles, general criminal law, and all other motor vehicle related licensing and regulatory matters in all the courts and administrative tribunals in which he practices. An extremely active trial lawyer who also handles the defense of medical and other professionals charged with disciplinary violations and securities professionals charged with violations by the NASD, Mr. Jacobson still finds time to handle or supervise each case personally and counsel each client directly.

Mr. Jacobson has been consistently recognized as an expert and leader in his field, achieving amongst other honors, President of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle Administrative Law Judges Association, Chairman of the Brooklyn Bar Association Criminal Court and Administrative Law Committees, Trustee of the Brooklyn Bar Association, member of the American Bar Association and the American Judges Association Traffic Court Committees, and numerous other leadership roles. He has and continues to serve as an Arbitrator for the New York City and Small Claims Courts, the Nassau County District Court, Nassau County Small Claims Assessment Review Judge, American Arbitration Association, National Association of Securities Dealers, special master, arbitrator, referee, for the New York State Supreme Court, and is frequently chosen to judge private disputes by designation of the involved parties. He stays abreast and current of the latest changes in the related technology and laws through Continuing Legal Education and technical training. In over 36 years of practice, Mr. Jacobson has tried or otherwise appeared in thousands of cases in all the courts and administrative tribunals in the jurisdictions in which he practices. Our associate attorneys and support staff are all experienced traffic court and related tribunal practitioners. Most associates also have double digit years of experience under their belts and support staff are trained professionals who can answer many questions on the spot and treat all clients requests and inquiries with efficiency and respect. Having worked on all 3 sides of the bench has given Mr. Jacobson a unique outlook on his profession and the ability to see issues from all perspectives. Mr. Jacobson is also an accomplished author and lecturer in the areas of DWI and Licensure Issues. His contacts and years in the business have given him the opportunity to network with other experienced practitioners to bring that experience to work for you.

Current Employment Position(s):
Sole Practitioner, since 1992
Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Criminal Law
DUI/DWI
Family Law
Securities Law
Traffic Violations
Transportation Law
Licensure-Regulatory Matters
Litigation Percentage:
75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certification/Specialties:
DOT certified breathalyzer operator
Graduate of The NHTSA Recognized 24 Hour Course in DWI Detection
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1981
District of Columbia, 1985
U.S. Federal Courts, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
U.S. Tax Court, 1988
Pennsylvania, 1998
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1981
U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1981
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1981
Education:
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1980
J.D.
Honors: Moot Court
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, 1980
M.A.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, 1977
B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
Major:  Political Science
Honors and Awards:
President, New York State Department of Motor Vehicle Administrative Law Judges Association
Chairman, Brooklyn Bar Association Criminal Court and Administrative Law Committees
Trustee of the Brooklyn Bar Association
Member of the American Bar Association Traffic Committee
Member of the American Judges Association Traffic Court Committee
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Association of Administrative Law Judges DMV, 1988 - 1992
President
Association of Administrative Law Judges PVB, 1989 - 1993
Board of Directors
New York State Association of Administrative Law Judges, 1989 - 1993
Vice President
Member of the American Judges Association and American Bar Association Traffic Safety Commissions
Brooklyn College Alumni Association, 1985 - 1993
Board of Directors
Brooklyn Bar Association, 1991 - 1998
Trustee
Brooklyn Bar Foundation, 1991 - 1998
Trustee
New York City and Small Claims Courts
Arbitrator
Nassau County District Court
Arbitrator
Nassau County Small Claims Assessment
Review Judge
American Arbitration Association
Member
National Association of Securities Dealers
Member
New York State Supreme Court
Special Master, Arbitrator, Referee
National College of DUI Attorneys
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
Past Employment Positions:
New York City, Assistant Corporation Counsel
New York State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct, Associate Counsel
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Traffic Violations Bureau, Administrative Law Judge
New York City Parking Violations Bureau, Senior Administrative Law Judge
Queens County NY, Assistant District Attorney
Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Delta Phi