Get to know Jacob W. Gent
My background & credentials
Working for insurance companies and having a theater background might seem like an unusual combination, but they actually helped build a strong foundation for me to become an attorney. From my time as an actor and director, I developed the skills to listen, relate, and tell a person’s story in a meaningful way.
It also got me really comfortable standing before a crowd of people judging my every move and word. As a claims analyst for a local health insurance company and Senior. Litigation Specialist at Farmers, I learned all the tactics insurers use to delay, deny, and defend injury claims. I now use this insight to safeguard my clients from all the pitfalls in the claims process and to knock down any barriers to their recovery.
How I care for my clients
When first I came to work at Adler Giersch back in 2002, I joined as case manager, helping attorneys wrangle case logistics. I grew close to the team and, as I watched clients come out the other side of complex cases, I saw the difference we made. I felt inspired.
I also felt frustrated. Without a law degree, I was limited in how much I could help. To have a bigger impact, I knew I’d have to roll up my sleeves and go back to school. I continued to work for AG remotely after I was accepted to Widener University School of Law in Pennsylvania. After graduating a year early, I was fortunate to return to Adler Giersch full time as an attorney. I worked my way up to become a Partner, and now I’m truly proud to lead our office in Everett.
My doctor recommended Jacob Gent and the Adler Giersch firm because they do outstanding work for Traumatic Brain Injury cases. Jacob was kind, informative, accommodating my broken speech pattern, sensitivity to light, and inability to bring thoughts to speech on command. I am ever so grateful for all they accomplished on my behalf. I recommend them without any reservations whatsoever.
A few of the awards I’ve been honored to receive
How I’m serving our community
I’m proud to be on the Snohomish County Bar Association Board of Trustees. I work on strengthening and growing the legal profession in Snohomish County through ongoing education of SCBA members, promoting professionalism among members of the bar, and fostering access to legal services and resources to the community.
I’ve been a professional member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington since 2009. BIAWA’s mission is to provide support and resources to survivors of brain injury, their families and care providers.
Along with my wife Danielle, who is an immigration attorney, I volunteer my time at free legal clinics and other events hosted by Casa Latina, Northwest Immigration Rights Project, and other organizations serving the immigrants throughout the PNW.
When I’m not at work, you can find me…
Hitting the gym early in the morning. I love spending time with close friends, trying my hand at new recipes and hosting my annual “Rib Fest” every summer. I enjoy gaming, historical fiction, crime dramas, and sci-fi.