Education & Bar Admissions

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Albany Law School of Union University
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Bar Admissions
    Colorado Bar
    New York Bar
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
    U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advisors

Professional Publications

  • “Judiciary Act of 1925” and “United States v. E.C. Knight Co., 156 U.S. 1 (1895),” Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. David S. Tannenhaus, Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, October 2008
  • Indigestion from Eating Crow: The Impact of Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. on the Future of Regulatory Takings Doctrine,” The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer, 2006

Daniel A. Jacobs

Senior Associate - Employment Law & Civil Litigation

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“The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Common Law

Robinson & Henry Senior Associate Daniel A. Jacobs is a civil litigation attorney whose practice centers around employment law. Daniel also handles federal litigation cases.

With 15 years of experience in his field, Daniel is well-suited to help Coloradans build strong claims for any employment issue they may have related to workplace discrimination, harassment, and wage claims to name a few.

An undergraduate American legal history course piqued Daniel’s interest in the law. He realized he could help others in meaningful and practical ways by becoming a lawyer,  thereby advancing justice which has kept him in this career.

Daniel chose the area of employment law because he wanted to be able to help individuals with one of the most important aspects of their life: their jobs. One’s work “defines and dignifies who they are,” he says.

Daniel works closely with his clients to ensure he has all the pertinent information he needs to provide them with the finest legal representation. Clients will have a driven, smart, and hard-working attorney in Daniel. He strives to do what is best for the client and work in their best interest.

About Daniel

Daniel grew up in the Northeast, but he has fallen in love with everything Colorado has to offer. It’s safe to say he has no plans to leave the Centennial State anytime soon.

During his free time, Daniel enjoys searching for great brunch spots and delicious beers. He’s also a live music aficionado.

Cases of Note

The following list includes notable cases and legal decisions on which Daniel worked.

Matter of O’Hara v. Board of Educ., Yonkers City Sch. Dist., New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 2021
Attorney for Ms. O’Riley

This complex, years-long case involved Yonkers City School District employee Shelley A. O’Riley who fought her alleged retaliatory termination for whistleblowing. The New York Supreme Court, in effect, dismissed two of Ms. O’Riley’s claims, but it ultimately ordered the school district to reinstate Ms. O’Riley’s and pay her back pay. Both parties filed their own appeals. Attorney Daniel A. Jacobs wrote the initial brief on the appeal to the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division. Ms. O’Riley passed away before the case’s outcome. Her estate representative took her place in the matter. The Appellate Division held that the state supreme court should not have dismissed the two claims.

Taylor v. Armor. Corr. Health Servs., 2021 U.S. District Court for the Colorado District
Attorney for a Larimar County Official

In this case, the plaintiff, a former jail inmate, filed a lawsuit against various Larimer County officials and a health services contractor for allegedly violating his state and federal constitutional rights during his incarceration. The plaintiff alleged the medical staff failed to provide proper care for a post-surgical infection. Attorney Daniel A. Jacobs’ efforts convinced the court to dismiss the claims against his client.

Montgomery v. Bliley, U.S. District Court for the Colorado District, 2021
Attorney for Police Officers

The U.S. District Court for the Colorado District dismissed a pro se civil rights claim against three police officers for alleged unconstitutional detention of the plaintiff who had been panhandling. The plaintiff claimed officers detained him without reasonable suspicion and arrested him without probable cause. The district court found in favor of the police officers on all claims and closed the case.

Hoit v. Capital Dist. Transp. Auth, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2020
Attorney for Two Defendant Co-Workers

In this case, a New York public transportation worker brought hostile work environment claims against his former employer and several former co-workers following an alleged hazing incident that occurred on the plaintiff’s last day of employment at that job. Attorney Daniel A. Jacobs worked with two of the defendants (co-workers) on this case. The appeals court found in favor of the defendants, holding that neither of them was subject to liability under the state law the plaintiff cited in the claim.