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Lawrence H. Jacobson

Lawrence H. Jacobson Esq.

9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 271-0747 Fax: (310) 271-0757 Email: Website:


Real estate attorney (50+ years) and California Real Estate Broker (40+ years). Expertise includes interpretation of real estate documents, real estate and mortgage brokers’ standard of care, custom & usage, mortgage banking, lawyer malpractice in real estate and business transactions, legal ethics and fee disputes.


AB; JD; Real estate broker (CA).

Formal Education

Juris Doctorate, U.C.L.A. Law School, 1967; A.B. (Political Science), U.C.L.A., 1964.

Registration and Licenses

Certificate in Archaeology (earned with distinction), U.C.L.A. Extension, 2009; Community College Instructor, (Ca.) in the area of Law, Notary (1973).

Previous/Current Position

Lawrence H. Jacobson was installed as the 2011-2012 President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Has served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court Systems; has been an adjunct professor of law in the area of real estate secured transactions and administrative law; former Vice-President, Legal Affairs of the California Association of Realtors; Legal Counsel to the Newport Beach Association of Realtors and prior counsel to the Beverly Hills and Palm Springs Regional Associations of Realtors, and special counsel to the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors.


Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated since 1980; Senior Editor, U.C.L.A. Law Review; Insurance Counsel Journal Award; Order of the Coif; Recipient of the California Continuing Education of the Bar’s 2011 “Spirit of CEB” Award.

Prof. Affiliations

State Bar of California; American Bar Association; Former Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Association; President, Association of Real Estate Attorneys, 1978-1979; California State Bar Real Estate Steering Committee, 2011- present; Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee 2014-2018, California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar and Beverly Hills Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panels.


He is a published author and frequent speaker on real estate. Among others: "The California Lottery Law," 48 California State Bar Journal 58, 1973; "Broker’s Liability for Sale of Defective Homes," cited by the Appellate Court in Easton v. Strassburger, 52 Los Angeles Bar Journal 346, 1977; "Appraiser’s Liability for False or Negligently Prepared Appraisal," 12 Appraisal and Mortgage Underwriting Journal 20, 1990; "Phantom Income - Understanding Taxable Gain From Foreclosure," Los Angeles Daily Journal, Real Property Law August 3, 1995; "The Expert Witness in Real Estate Litigation: A User’s Guide," Real Property Law Reporter March 2004; "Tenancy-in-Common: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks," 25 California Real Property Journal 25, 2007; "On Wearing Two Hats: Ethical Considerations for the Attorney-Expert Witness," California Civil Litigation Reporter, February 2007; Contributing Author, "California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation" (Cal CEB 2009).

Prior Expert

Lawrence H. Jacobson is a highly respected expert witness throughout California. Mr. Jacobson has been an expert witness for over 40 years while maintaining a successful law practice. Extensive expertise in legal malpractice, ethics, real estate brokerage custom and practice and all real estate related issues. Has been retained in approximately 200 cases as an expert witness in cases involving the interpretation of real estate documents, real estate and mortgage brokers’ standard of care, legal malpractice involving real estate, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, legal ethics and legal fee disputes.