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Philip M. Jacobs

Shareholder | Cleveland, Tennessee

Fax: 423-472-0211

Philip M. Jacobs

Shareholder | Cleveland, Tennessee

Fax: 423-472-0211

Phil concentrates primarily in family law matters. Phil has significant experience in contested divorce; negotiating uncontested/irreconcilable differences divorce; post-divorce modifications of parenting schedules, child support, alimony; juvenile matters/paternity actions; grandparent rights pertaining to custody; dependency and neglect and issues that involve Department of Children Services.

Phil has extensive experience in adoption law. Phil represents stepparents or grandparents along with parents in adoptions. Phil has filed and defended litigation in termination of parental rights cases.

Phil has been involved in countless family law matters in the last 13 years.  His dedicated staff is focused on providing the best experience possible for clients facing the difficult circumstances that are always involved in family law matters.  Phil, his assistants- Kate and Jennifer, Office Manager- Jamie, the firm’s private investigator and all of the attorneys and support staff work together to provide an organized, efficient and timely service to our clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce – Contested and irreconcilable differences
  • Child Custody
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Child Support
  • Paternity Actions
  • Juvenile Matters
  • General Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Adoptions
  • Stepparent and Third Party Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights Defense

Year Joined the Firm

  • 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2017
  • Tennessee, 2005

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law – 2016
  • University of Mississippi
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Major: English and Sociology

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2014 – 2016
  • Tri-state Exhibition Center, Board Member
  • Cleveland/Bradley County Public Library, Board Member, 2013 – 2016
  • Eagle Scout
  • Member, Cleveland Rotary Club
  • FTB (Cleveland, TN), Advisory Board Member