Jacob W. Gent

Jacob W. Gent began working at Adler ♦ Giersch ps as a Case Manager in June 2002 and since then has been effectively assisting survivors of traumatic injury.

Mr. Gent is a partner at Adler ♦ Giersch ps, and resides with his spouse, Danielle, an immigration attorney, in Everett, Washington.  He heads the firm’s Everett office, representing individuals throughout Washington State.  Mr. Gent is licensed to practice law in federal court and all jurisdictions in the state of Washington.  He is a participating member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle status), King County and Snohomish County Bar Associations, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington.  In 2013, Mr. Gent received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV Preeminent®, the highest level of professional excellence.

Prior to joining Adler Giersch, Mr. Gent was a senior negotiator and Litigation Specialist for Farmers Insurance Company.  While at Farmers, he investigated and adjusted first- and third party claims under both personal and commercial auto policies.  Mr. Gent completed the Farmers Insurance Claims Management Training (CMT) Program, served as a backup Claims Supervisor, and was certified as a Liability Claims Specialist by the Insurance Institute of America.

Befitting his ‘rising star’ status, Mr. Gent was admitted to the Bar and sworn in by two Washington Supreme Court Justices, Tom Chambers and Debra L. Stephens, during a private ceremony in October, 2010.  He has written articles on insurance and injury issues for the firm’s Advocate newsletter and web blog, Personal Injury Updates.  He has lectured on similar subjects to physicians, healthcare providers, and fellow attorneys.  Mr. Gent is also a contributor to founding partner, Richard Adler’s recent book, From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim (2011).  He is a contributing editor to Understanding Medical and Treatment Concepts and Terms (2012) and Understanding Legal and Insurance Concepts and Terms (2013).

Mr. Gent earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in August 2009.   In 2007, he studied international law and constitutional law at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, through the Widener Law School exchange program.  At Widener, Mr. Gent was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and worked in the Widener University Civil Law Clinic, providing free legal services to indigent, elderly, and disabled individuals who could not otherwise afford representation.

Born and raised in central Illinois, Mr. Gent moved to Seattle in 1994 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) from Eastern Illinois University.  He worked for over a decade as a director, actor, and stage manager throughout the Puget Sound region and brings this unique skill set to his practice both in and outside of the courtroom. He is recognized by his peers for his tenacity, practicality, creativity, and communication skills in client counseling.  In addition to live theatre, Mr. Gent enjoys traveling abroad, cooking, entertaining, and spending quality time with friends and family; including the annual polar bear swim in Puget Sound on New Year’s Day.

1. Selected to Washington State SuperLawyers – Rising Star 2016

2.  Clients’ Choice Award and Superb “10 out of 10” Rating on www.Avvo.com.

3.  “AV RATED” BY MARTINDALE HUBBELL: Highest rating available through confidential survey of attorney-peers (2013)

4.  Washington State Association for Justice Eagle Member

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  1. Presenter, “How to Go From Newly Minted Attorney to Traumatic Brain Injury Advocate,” Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury Case.  Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  2. Presenter, “Behind the Insurance Curtain: How Insurers Deny Chiropractic,” Whiplash, Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury Case, 2012
  3. Judge, “Contract Negotiation Competition,” UW Law School Moot Court Honor Society, 2012
  4. Invited Presenter, “Tales From The Dark Side-How Insurers Delay & Deny Claims,” Taking the Mystery Out of Medicine, Washington State Association for Justice, 2012
  5. Presenter, “Don’t Stop Now! An Introduction to the Basics of Settlement Planning,” New Member Section CLE, Washington State Association for Justice, 2012
  6. Presenter, “Cost Containment by Insurers: Effectively Responding to IME’s and Records Reviews,” Effectively Managing Your Persona Injury Case From Start to Finish, 2012
  7. Presenter, “Understanding Insurance Law in a Traumatic Injury Case,” Effectively Managing the Traumatic Injury Case, 2012
  8. Presenter, “Nutritional Supplements and Chiropractic: Understanding the Law in Washington State,” Washington State Chiropractic Association Fall Conference, 2011
  9. Presenter, “How Insurers Deny Chiropractic Treatment,” Whiplash, Spinal Trauma, and the Personal Injury Case, 2011
  10. Presenter, “Role of the Attorney in a Personal Injury Case,” Effectively Managing Your Personal Injury Cases From Start to Finish, 2011
  11. Presenter, “Lessons From the Dark Side: How Insurers Attack Healthcare Records and Deny Patient Treatment Bills,” Continuing Education Conference, 2011

After getting into an auto accident that caused me to undergo back surgery, I was at a loss on what to do next.  A family member recommended Adler Giersch in Everett and I am glad she did!  Jacob Gent handled my case and was great to work with.  My biggest complaint in this day and age is the lack of communication.  I am happy to say Mr. Gent was always there to answer questions and provide me with updates on the case.  My case was not exactly the easiest to represent and he explained the difficulties we’d be facing upfront.  It took some time to reach a settlement but in the end he handled everything and I am grateful for it.  I appreciated his honesty and integrity and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.


Tom [posted on www.Avvo.com]







Now that your efforts are complete on behalf of Lisa, I want to express my deep appreciation and admiration for your work. It is clear that the thoroughness of your preparation, your understanding of timing, and the quality of your communications resulted in the excellent result. For us, it is not only the financial advantage but also the addition to Lisa’s shift from being a wounded, healing person to being a strong fully functioning person again.

Beyond the result, I also appreciated your relationship to Lisa and to us. You were both caring, available, excellent listeners and communicators. That is something which I pride myself on in my work with clients, and I recognize it in you as well.

So, my best wishes to both of you in your future work. We are very grateful to you and will recommend you highly should the occasion arise. Feel free to use this letter as a reference.


-Robert [Attorney]







I wanted to express my gratitude for continuing to work on my behalf. It is rare these days that you encounter people of integrity that do what they say they will do much more rare to find folks like yourselves who genuinely care and go far beyond my expectations. Thank you so much!


Jourdyn







Once Jacob took my case I didn’t have to worry about it anymore. I was updated regularly either by phone or email and always knew what was happening. Very friendly and so was everyone else I spoke with. Would definitely hire him again!


Brian [posted on Avvo.com]







I was in an Auto Accident in 2010 with an under Insured party, I was injured in my Auto accident and really did not know what to do, I was referred to Jacob and it was the best thing because I did not know anything about what I was trying to deal with, so I put it in Jacobs hands and he did all the work – Awesome Guy!!


Shelby [Posted on www.Avvo.com]







Many thanks for all your efforts in gathering and representing all the facts for my personal injury case.  I appreciate all you have done to ensure my medical needs were addressed and making this so much easier for me in not having to deal with the insurance adjusters.  I could not be more please with the outcome.  You are great at what you do and I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with you.


Jolene







Jacob has a thorough understanding of personal injury law. He recovered for me–and, unlike most attorneys I have worked with–kept me informed and returned my phone calls. And Jacob prepared the case for courtroom litigation, yet worked to resolve the claim outside of the courtroom.

I believe that Jacob would not misrepresent to you your prospects of success.

I wholeheartedly recommend Jacob to be a successful advocate for you!!!


William







Outstanding Attorney and even better person!  It was was a HUGE pleasure working with Jacob. He is very knowledgeable in what he does and made me feel comfortable with my situation. If it was not for Jacob and the firm he represents, I would not have gotten the wonderful results that we did. And for that I will always be grateful for his intelligence, integrity, and for the caring, considerate, respectful professional that he is…


Alex







Jacob took on my accident/injury case. He kept me informed AND kept the insurance companies off my back (which was a HUGE relief). Jacob and his firm told me what to expect, and things played out pretty much as he/they described; what more can you ask for?


Dennis







Jacob Gent was a very effective advocate for me in an auto injury case that took a great deal of time , effort and skill on his part. I am pleased with the final outcome and feel I was fortunate that Jacob was my lawyer during the long process back to health and to a final settlement.  I found Jacob to be caring, patient, knowledgeable, and he kept me informed as the case progressed. I highly recommend Jacob.


Lea