Shaun Dabby Jacobs

Conference of California Bar Associations

Shaun Dabby Jacobs has worked as a deputy city attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office since 2002. Since November 2016, Ms. Jacobs has worked in the Civil Appellate Division where she handles appeals representing the City in the Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit. Before that, Ms. Jacobs defended the City of Los Angeles in labor and employment cases and Los Angeles police officers in excessive force and false arrest cases in state and federal courts through trial. She also has extensive experience as a prosecutor and has tried 30 misdemeanor criminal cases to verdict.

Ms. Jacobs has served on the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Board of Governors since 2002. She is currently the co-chair of WLALA’s delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations and is the Chair-Elect of CCBA. From 2019 to 2021, Ms. Jacobs was the CFO on the Executive Board of the Conference of California Bar Associations. From 2018 to 2020, she served as the Chair of the Resolutions Committee of CCBA. In 2017, Ms. Jacobs along with the Honorable Holly J. Fujie worked with WLALA and CCBA to pass Assembly Bill 383, which added Code of Civil Procedure section 2016.040 to allow trial courts to conduct informal discovery conferences prior to parties filing motions to compel further responses to discovery.

Ms. Jacobs is a also member of the State Bar’s Committee on Administration of Justice. Ms. Jacobs authored Domestic Confrontation, Los Angeles Lawyer (April 2010). She has taught MCLE classes for the City Attorney’s Office and CCBA, legal issues in employment cases at LAPD’s Supervisor’s School, and has served as a panelist on various topics including work-life balance and careers in government. Ms. Jacobs received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1996 and her B.An in political science and philosophy from U.C. Davis in 1992.