Jacob Born is a partner with Chappell, Smith & Arden who focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation. He represents clients and their families in nursing home, trucking, industrial worksite, and complex injury litigation cases. Jacob has devoted much of his professional career to finding answers to complex legal issues. He thrives on giving a voice to victims that cannot speak for themselves. Jacob’s message to his clients is that “we approach every lawsuit and jury trial like a game of chess rather than checkers,” which means that his team is always looking two and three steps ahead to help his clients navigate the waters of complex litigation. The most rewarding part of Jacob’s practice is securing meaningful results for his clients when he is up against large corporations, nationwide trucking companies, and multi-national businesses.
Jacob grew up in northeast Columbia. He is a 2001 graduate of Ridge View High School. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology. Jacob continued his professional career by attending the Charleston School of Law. He graduated in 2011. Jacob is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of South Carolina and Georgia. He is a contributing member of the American Association of Justice, South Carolina Association for Justice, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Jacob is an active member of the American Association of Justice’s nursing home, trucking, and motor-liability litigation groups. Jacob has also been nominated as a Rising Star with Super Lawyers, which awarded to the top 5% of lawyers in their practice area.
Jacob’s path to becoming a partner at Chappell, Smith & Arden was quite unique. He was hired as a runner in 2005 while he was a student at the University of South Carolina. He has been part of the CSA Law family ever since. During his time as a student, Jacob worked side by side with Mark Chappell and Hugh McAngus as a member of the litigation team helping injured people. Jacob attributes much of his success to representing great clients and the guidance he received from his mentors at Chappell, Smith & Arden.
Outside the practice of law, Jacob enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, working on DIY projects at his house, snow skiing, and being involved in his local community. He is a cancer survivor and Eagle Scout. Jacob is also a board member of the Richland County Recreation Foundation, the president of the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association for the Columbia Division, and part of the board with the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.
Please give Jacob a call if he can help you or your family.