South Carolina Bar Foundation Honors Harold Jacobs Columbia January 14, 2013
The South Carolina Bar Foundation issued the following news release about Nexsen Pruet Senior Counsel Harold Jacobs.
DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award
COLUMBIA, SC (Jan. 14, 2013) – The South Carolina Bar Foundation is proud to announce Nexsen Pruet’s Harold W. Jacobs as the 2012 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award recipient for meritorious service to the law and community. This annual recognition is the most prestigious statewide award members of the South Carolina Bar can bestow on a fellow attorney. The award will be presented during the Bar Convention on Jan. 25 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.
Jacobs is senior counsel at Nexsen Pruet with a practice primarily in litigation emphasizing the areas of aviation, products liability, antitrust and unfair trade practices. After earning his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Jacobs completed his Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The School of Law Alumni Foundation later honored him with the Compleat Lawyer Platinum Award, which is given to only three attorneys per section each year for outstanding professional and civic achievement.
Jacobs is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and participates as a member of the American Bar Association. Celebrated with multiple listings in Best Lawyers in America, Jacobs has also held leadership positions including president of the South Carolina Bar and South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, member of the American Judicature Society board of directors, chair of the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Character and Fitness and chair of the South Carolina Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Reform.
In his community, Jacobs has served as senior warden on the vestry of St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Episcopal Church as well as a member of the South Carolina Higher Education Commission and Patriots’ Point Authority Commission.
To honor Harold Jacobs, the Bar Foundation is accepting tribute gifts that may be sent to P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202 or made online.