Jacob W. Gent began working at Adler ♦ Giersch ps as a Case Manager in June 2002 and since then has been effectively assisting those with traumatic injuries.
Mr. Gent earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in August 2009. He continued working for Adler Giersch, PS, while attending law school at night and completed a four year part-time law school program in just three years. At school he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and participated in mock trials and trial skills workshops. During the summer of 2007, Mr. Gent studied international law and constitutional law at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, through the Widener Law School exchange program. During his final year, Mr. Gent worked in the Widener University Civil Law Clinic, providing free legal services to indigent, elderly, and disabled individuals on a wide variety of matters.
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. 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, the Brain Injury Association of Washington, and the Greater Everett Community Foundation.
Mr. Gent resides in Everett, Washington and heads up the firm’s Everett office, representing individuals throughout Washington State, including King, Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and Kitsap counties. He has written articles on insurance and injury issues for the firm’s Advocate newsletter (http://www.adlergiersch.com/advocate-newsletter) and web log, Personal Injury Updates (http://personalinjuryupdates.com/). He has lectured on similar subjects to healthcare providers and fellow attorneys. Mr. Gent is also a contributor to Mr. Adler’s recent book, From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim (2011) and is a contributing editor to Legal and Insurance Concepts and Terms (2012) and Understanding Medical Words: Musculoskeletal Dictionary, due out at the end of 2012-early 2013.
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 claims for those insured by Farmers and those making claims against their insureds under personal and business automobile 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. Prior to his tenure at Farmers Insurance, Mr. Gent handled medical, dental, vision and disability claims for Teamster unions.
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. Mr. Gent is excited to bring his practicality, creative energy, and communication skills to Adler Giersch as a fierce advocate for his clients. In addition to live theatre, Mr. Gent enjoys traveling abroad, cooking and entertaining, sampling new wines, long road trips, and spending quality time with friends and family.
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…
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?
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.
I was involved in a car accident that resulted in rather severe injuries, and I was advised to look into retaining an attorney. Adler Giersch came highly recommended, and Jacob was the one who took my case. I wasn’t sure what to anticipate having never been in a situation where an attorney was needed, but Jacob surpassed all of my expectations.
Jacob is an excellent attorney who is considerate, honest, and knowledgeable. He kept me informed and educated, made himself readily available, and promptly responded to my phone calls and emails. Perhaps most importantly is the fact that he is a fierce and aggressive advocate for his clients, as shown in the resulting settlement that he negotiated for my injuries. I realize now that I would have never been fully compensated if it were not for him. He will be the first person I go to if the unthinkable ever happens again, and I will enthusiastically refer him to friends, family and casual acquaintances alike.
Jacob and Arthur of Adler Giersch law firm handled my case with a great deal of patience . Jacob was always give me advice and made sure I knew what iI was up against with the insurance company . If you are hurt in any accident these are the people to see .Thanks again Jacob , Arthur and all staff of Adler Giersch.
Jacob was very thorough in handling my Personal Injury claim. He is very knowledgeable and explained the process to me and it progressed and updated me frequently on the progress of things and that reassured me that I was in the right hands. I’m very happy that I retained Jacob Gent’s services and I would retain his services again in a heartbeat or refer any of my friends and family to him.