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 people’s story in a meaningful way.

Kevin was involved in an auto accident while working in Ferndale, WA. He suffered a traumatic brain injury. Listen to how the settlement our attorney team secured helped him to be able to move forward.

It also got me really comfortable with standing before a crowd of people judging my every move and word. And, as a claims analyst for a local health insurance company and Sr. 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 need to go back to school. Even though it meant I couldn’t work locally or full time any more, AG supported my decision entirely. I continued to work remotely once I was accepted to Widener University School of Law. After graduation in 2009, the team made room for me to come back as an attorney. I mention this because that type of employer loyalty is uncommon, and it really speaks volumes about the team at Adler Giersch. I worked my way up to become a Partner, and now I’m truly proud to lead our office in Everett in addition to working throughout the greater Seattle area.

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.


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A few of the awards I’ve been honored to receive

Avvo Client Choice Award for Personal Injury

Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For

Super lawyers rising stars logo 2017

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.

Attorneys Melissa Carter and Jacob Gent at brain injury alliance of Washington walk, run, and roll

Jacob with his Adler Giersch partner, Melissa, at an event for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Attorney Jacob Gent traveling abroad

Jacob traveling through Portugal

When I’m not at work, you can find me…

Hitting the gym early in the morning and at yoga classes with my wife on weekends. I love spending time with close friends, trying my hand at new recipes and hosting my annual “Rib Fest” every summer. I enjoy gaming and reading or watching historical fiction, crime dramas, and sci-fi.