Emma Jacobson is a litigator who focuses her practice on the defense of products liability and class action matters. She has experience defending product manufacturers and distributors in individual products liability actions involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims.

    Emma works with her clients to serve their business and litigation objectives. Her goal is to provide legal services that are result-oriented. To this end, her case management practices are tailored to each individual action, in conjunction with her client’s needs, with an emphasis on efficiency and forward thinking.

    Emma was an extern for Judge Andrew Kauffman in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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    • Obtained summary judgment in favor of automobile manufacturer in products liability action involving severe injuries. The opinion of plaintiff's expert was insufficient to create a triable issue of material fact as to the alleged manufacturing defect.
    • Obtained summary judgment in favor of automobile distributor in products liability action involving significant injuries. Plaintiffs failed to identify any physical evidence, documents, or third party witness to substantiate claims.
    • Obtained summary judgment in favor of automobile manufacturer in products liability action involving significant injuries. Plaintiff failed to demonstrate the vehicle’s airbags were defective or caused her injury. ​
    • Obtained summary judgment in favor of automobile distributor in products liability action involving significant injuries. Plaintiff’s complaint was filed after the two-year statute of limitations expired.
    • Obtained dismissal for waiver of fees and costs from plaintiffs in favor of automobile distributor in a multimillion wrongful death products liability action while the distributor's motion for summary judgment was under submission after oral arguments.
    • Obtained judgment in favor of an automobile distributor on demurrer within months of the case being filed.
    • Obtained dismissal for waiver of fees and costs from plaintiff in favor of automobile manufacturer and distributor in products liability action after taking key witness depositions.
    • Obtained dismissal for waiver of fees and costs from plaintiffs in favor of automobile manufacturer in wrongful death products liability action after taking first responder depositions.
    • Obtained dismissal for waiver of fees and costs from plaintiff in favor of automobile distributor in products liability action involving catastrophic injuries after taking first responder depositions.
    • Obtained dismissal for waiver of fees and costs from plaintiffs in favor of products manufacturer and distributor in asbestos litigation action after aggressive motion practice.
    • Prevailed on motion to compel foreign plaintiffs to attend a deposition in Los Angeles in a products liability action involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims.
    • Prevailed on motion for order requiring foreign plaintiffs to file an undertaking in the amount of US$30,000 in a wrongful death action.
    • Obtained terminating sanctions against pro per plaintiff in favor of automobile manufacturer in a products liability action involving significant injuries.
    • Obtained terminating sanctions against plaintiff in favor of automobile distributor.
    • Preparation of strategies for case handling, drafting and arguing motions, preparation of case-specific discovery, deposing witnesses, plaintiffs and treating physicians, and working with clients, engineers and scientists to develop corporate story of the case.
    • First chaired two jury trials in Los Angeles as a pro bono deputy city attorney.
    • Second chaired jury trial in Long Beach.

    Education

    • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.
    • University of Southern California, B.S.

    Admissions

    • California

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • California Minority Counsel Program
    • California Women Lawyers
    • Trial Advocacy Program
    • Leadership Manhattan Beach (LMB)
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