Jacob D. Flesher
Mr. Flesher began his career as a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura (CA) County. While in Ventura, Mr. Flesher tried numerous criminal matters to verdict. In 2001, he joined his mentor and began trying and litigating civil cases which he has done ever since. Mr. Flesher has successfully tried 35 cases to verdict in federal and state courts in California and Nevada, including high-exposure cases and matters of first impression for large national companies. He has also been sought out by media for his comment on legal matters.
Mr. Flesher represents railroads, property owners, small businesses, software companies, professional fighters, non-profit corporations, and insurance carriers. He has litigated sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, ADA, wage and hour, defamation, breach of contract, catastrophic injuries, and general business disputes. He co-tried the first Tameny case ever tried against a railroad company in California. He also specializes in transportation tort litigation including matters brought under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, railroad crossing accidents, and trespasser incidents. He has served as the general counsel to a Napa Valley business and a bay area software company and has advised both regarding numerous matters.
Mr. Flesher received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996. He received his Juris Doctor with an emphasis in advocacy from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2000. He served as the Student Body Vice President in law school and was a member of the school's rugby club. He's been admitted to practice law in California, all federal courts in California including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has served as a judge pro temp in El Dorado County, California.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Flesher has served as an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Flesher has served as the President for the Barristers' Club of Sacramento and President of the El Dorado Hills Little League. He currently serves as a Board Member for the California State Railroad Museum Foundation.
Mr. Flesher is rated A-V by Martindale-Hubbell, which he earned after only four years of practice. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel where he served as the Pacific Region Vice-President of that organization. He's been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2014-2015 and a Northern California Rising Star from 2009-2013.
Some of Mr. Flesher's notable cases include:
Jackson v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (Placer County, CA)--Tameny claim alleging wrongful termination in violation of public policy based on filing an injury claim.
Koller v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rwy Co. (US District Court)--Third-party assault on railroad property.
Hodson v. BNSF Rwy Co. (San Joaquin County, CA)--First CA trial alleging injury as a result of vibration exposure from rail equipment.
Haut v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (Placer County, CA)--Federal Employers' Liability Act trial.
Middleton v. BNSF Rwy Co. (San Joaquin County, CA)--Train v. Train collision Federal Employers' Liability Act trial.
Cook v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (Washoe County, NV)--Traumatic brain injury trial.
Hansen v. CA State Railroad Museum Foundation (Arbitration Sacramento County)--Tameny claim alleging fraud and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.
Pollock v. Union Pacific Railroad Company
(US District Court--San Diego)--Federal Employers' Liability Act trial.
Gonero v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (Placer County, CA)--Tameny claim alleging wrongful termination in violation of public policy based on protected union activity.
Yanez v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (Placer County, CA)--Professional liability and wrongful termination in violation of public policy claim.