Ashley Jacoby Esq.
NY Personal Injury Lawyer
I graduated from Cherry-Valley Springfield Central School in 2008 as Salutatorian and with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. I then attended Ithaca College where I earned my Bachelor of Arts as a member of the Ithaca College Honors Program. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in December of 2011 after making Dean’s List every semester and being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, and the Oracle Society. I then graduated with my law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 2015. While at Syracuse I became a published author in the Syracuse Journal of Science and Technology, contributed research for an article that was published in The Atlantic while working as a Research Assistant for a professor of law, made Dean’s List, and participated in both appellate and trial advocacy Moot Court competitions.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Bar Association (2012)
- Orange County Women’s Bar Association (2015)
- Middletown Bar Association, Treasurer (2015)
- New York (2016)
Honors and Awards
- Syracuse University College of Law Lionel H. Grossman Trial Advocacy Competition, Finalist Witness
- Syracuse University College of Law Edmund H. Lewis Appellate Advocacy Competition, Quarter Finalist
- Syracuse Journal of Science and Technology, published Book Note author
- Ithaca College (2012)
- Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Alpha Theta; Robert A. Ryan Prize; Oracle Society
- Ithaca College Honors Program: Ithaca College Honors Program Advisory Committee, Communications Chair
- Syracuse University College of Law (2015)
- Honors: Dean’s List
- Law Review: Syracuse Journal of Science and Technology, Notes and Comments Editor
Past Employment Positions
- Onondaga County Attorney’s Office
- Chief Judge Glenn T. Suddaby, N.D.N.
As a young child I had a personal experience that brought me into contact with the courts and trial process. It was a long and difficult experience that left me with the unfortunate realization that people are not always afforded the quality representation in court that they deserve. That motivated me to get involved in law and pursue a career as an attorney, and specifically in trial advocacy, so that I can see how my actions positively impact clients and their loved ones. I also grew up with parents who work in law enforcement. They constantly had new and interesting stories about their work and involvement with various attorneys and courts that made me certain I wanted to pursue this career path.
The people. From my colleagues to my clients, it is clear that the people I see at Sobo & Sobo are here because they choose to be, because they believe in what they are doing, and because of what they are trying to accomplish. I also love the thrill and excitement each new day brings; it’s an environment that allows me to be constantly moving and learning.
One of the greatest feelings of accomplishment I have experienced as an attorney came at the end of a particular personal injury case. The client had been struck by a car while crossing the street and her life, as well as her family members’ lives, had been changed so completely as a result of that accident. Knowing that I worked as quickly as possible to bring her case to a resolution so that she could move on with her life, and getting to see how happy the client was when she left the office for the last time, was incredibly rewarding.
I have been working in the field of personal injury law for over 15 years. I have personally handled almost every type of personal injury case, and have become knowledgeable about a wide spectrum of accident induced injuries. I have negotiated countless settlements, engaged in numerous mediations and arbitrations, and have litigated many cases to a jury verdict where the jury awarded substantial sums in favor of our clients.
From a young age I knew I wanted to be a lawyer because I was positive that this career would allow me to see and make a difference every day. At Sobo & Sobo, I do get to experience exactly that. When every day is different and there are always new problems to solve and people to work with, the days fly by and I get to leave the office feeling like I did something that mattered.
With each new personal injury case I start by trying to understand the individual who has brought his or her case to us. If I did not meet that person when he or she first came to us, I will call and introduce myself and hopefully alleviate any concerns about what to expect going forward. I keep in contact throughout the entire process so that I can update the client on what is happening and also learn about any updates the client has for me until we have a resolution on the case.
I am a member of the Middletown Bar Association, Secretary of the Orange County Women’s Bar Association, and a member of the New York State Bar Association. I believe it is important to be active in legal organizations because they are influencing and shaping both the legal and local communities their members practice in. It is also a great way to stay current in the profession and be a part of something bigger than your day to day job.