At Jacoby & Meyers, our collective vision thrives on recognizing talent and dedication within our ranks. Today, we take immense pleasure in announcing the well-deserved promotion of two exceptional attorneys, Demetrios Papanikolas and Jake Douglass, to Partners.
Through their unmatched professional acumen and commitment to our values, they have not only elevated their careers but have significantly contributed to the firm’s growth and reputation.
A Leader and Mentor: Demetrios Papanikolas
Demetrios Papanikolas’s illustrious career as a litigator spans over three decades. An esteemed member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and selected to Super Lawyers from 2022-2024, his accolades stand as a testament to his exceptional dedication and execution of his duties.
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According to Michael Akiva, Managing Partner at Jacoby & Meyers, “Demetrios has been an exemplary leader, serving as an incredible resource to both our pre-litigation and litigation teams.”
He has consistently proven his mettle by taking on complex liability cases, leading his clients to exceptional results. Respected and valued, he has managed to recover over $40 million for his clients in the past two years alone.
Spearheading Innovation: Jake Douglass
Jake Douglass stands at the forefront of our innovation narrative. His adept expertise in tackling intricate litigation has been a triumph for our firm and clients alike. Douglass has demonstrated an uncanny ability to “unlock incredible value for our clients in complicated cases,” emphasizes Michael Akiva.
Reflecting a keen sense of strategic insight, Douglass recognized the need to establish a dedicated Demands/Litigation team within the firm. Serving as the architect of this division, he successfully orchestrated its establishment, balancing this with an unbroken focus on his clients’ cases. His efforts have culminated in an impressive recovery totaling over $50 million for his clients in the past two years.
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He has consistently been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2018, an honor bestowed upon no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in California. Moreover, Douglass has been acknowledged as one of the Top 40 Under 40 personal injury attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Organization.
As Papanikolas and Douglass step into their new roles, we at Jacoby & Meyers look forward to a period of growth and innovation. Their vast experience and unique insights promise to strengthen our resolve to provide top-notch legal services.
Our outlook for Jacoby & Meyers is bright, powered by the collective success and expertise of our newly minted partners. We eagerly cheer on these significant advancements, are steadfast in pursuing fresh opportunities, and are committed to continuous superior legal practice.