Jacoby Law’s legal team has over seventeen years of experience guiding individuals and businesses through complex litigation issues.

Civil litigation generally involves disputes between private parties but can also include claims against government agencies for torts, breach of contract or other violations of law. Depending on the type of case and any contracts between the parties, these cases can result in decisions made by juries, judges or private arbitrators, although the vast majority of these cases are resolved by a settlement between the parties. Kevin is admitted to practice in all Oregon state and federal courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Kevin’s legal direction generates an unprecedented success rate in these areas of civil litigation:

  • Partnership and contract disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Rights/Government litigation
  • Civil Forfeiture

CASE STUDY

Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team v. One 202 Southland Dump Trailer, VIN: 2SFKL3360L1048127, et. al, Jefferson County Case No. 22CV23587. Kevin represented the claimants to various bank accounts that had been seized by law enforcement as instrumentalities or proceeds of criminal activity, which contained a total of approximately $60,000. In July 2022, the plaintiff, a law enforcement agency, sought civil forfeiture of the clients’ bank accounts, which comprised nearly all of their liquid assets. Kevin brought a motion for partial summary judgment seeking the release of all bank accounts and challenged both the evidentiary basis and the government’s legal theory for their seizure. On August 8, 2023, the trial court granted Kevin’s motion for summary judgment in a 25-page opinion letter. On August 24, 2023, the trial court entered a limited judgment releasing all bank accounts and dismissed the government’s forfeiture claims as to those accounts with prejudice. The court thereafter issued a supplemental judgment awarding the clients $35,000 in attorney fees, which the government promptly satisfied. As a result of Kevin’s representation, the clients were able to get control over their bank accounts and were reimbursed approximately 80% of their attorney fees.

“Kevin Jacoby has been our compass through the volatile and complicated cannabis industry. From business formation to navigating the ever-evolving cannabis regulations, Kevin’s expertise has been invaluable. If you’re seeking someone for guidance or to fight a battle, I can’t recommend Kevin enough.”

- Adam Teuscher, Owner | Utokia

“ The bottom line is that Kevin Jacoby saved my business. When faced with a regulatory change that basically was forcing me out of business, I organized a group of affected business owners to seek solutions. Many people told us that using the courts would not be a good avenue for our endeavor. After our attempts to work things out with the governing agencies went nowhere, we interviewed several lawyers who all had different takes on our plight, but all were unsure of a good strategy. Kevin however, immediately saw a potential angle and impressed us with his professionalism and experience with administrative law. Himself and his small, efficient team built an argument that amazingly quickly got us an emergency stay and then a full win. We were literally days from having to permanently shutter our doors and the case opened them immediately. Kevin was great to work with, his patience for the questions from our entire team was incredible; his work ethic, which often involved long hours of work done to make filings that our group requested, constantly impressed me. For all these reasons and more, I highly recommend Kevin Jacoby as a general counsel and specifically for administrative law, where his knowledge and experience really shine.”

- Myron Chadowitz, President | Cannassentials

“I would like to reach out to you this morning and give thanks. We have looked back at the events that have transpired in the lives of Li Fen and myself over the last year and a half. We first came to you after law enforcement/public sector organized crime families, invaded our lives stripped us of our constitutional rights and stole all of our bank accounts and business. I will never forget the relief that came over both Li Fen and myself when you looked at our case at the initial consultation then you looked square into our eyes and said ”I believe I can get your bank accounts back for you and get you reimbursed for your attorney fees.” Again I will mention, you were looking in our eyes, not down at your shoelaces…. That told me you were confident and telling the truth! You and your team did exactly that! You paid attention to every detail and you practiced law with ecclesiastical means. You were very well organized every step of the way and gave strong and rational arguments in court, which comes only from experience and time before a judge in the courtroom.

The fallout of the events that occurred in our life effected our building projects and every aspect of are financial/business lives. Jacoby law firm stepped up and told Jefferson County community development and the city of Madras that “we the people will not be bullied.” We got our businesses back our bank accounts back our building permits and projects completed n’ running smoothly. More importantly OUR ATTORNEY FEES reimbursed for the civil claims that were against us.

We are extremely grateful as well for the other civil contracts and business deals that Jacoby Law Firm has managed for us In a very timely manner with true professionalism.

Kevin you optimize what it is to be a Civil Attorney and have set the standard by which I shall judge the qualifications of any Civil Attorney I would ever hire in our future.”

- Robert Dale & Li Fen So, Satisfied Client
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