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Litigation & Dispute Resolution Attorney in Easton, MD and Surrounding Areas

Mike is proud of the firm's high success rate and the quality of the legal services it provides. He values his many satisfied clients. "We help our clients negotiate the legal system effectively," said Mike.

"We've established some wonderful relationships with many fine people and businesses over the years. We have been privileged to be able to help them at a time that they really needed our help.”
Michael J. Jacobs — Civil litigation in Easton, MD

Practice Profile

Personal Injury; Estate and Trust Disputes; Fiduciary Disputes; Business and Commercial Disputes; Contracts; Employee Dishonesty; Construction Disputes; Fiduciary Matters; Real Estate Contracts, Boundaries and Easements; Landlord/Tenant Matters; Non-Compete Agreements; Trade Secret Disputes; Injunctions; Maritime Law; Arbitration; and Mediation.

Personal Profile

After 20 years of service as an officer and attorney in the United States Coast Guard, Mike retired and entered private practice as a civil litigator in the Easton office of Miles & Stockbridge (Associate 1983-1986, Partner 1986-1994). On November 1, 1994, Mike struck out on his own, opening his own civil litigation firm in Easton. His daughter, Melanie Jacobs Barney, joined him the following spring. They became partners in the renamed firm of Jacobs & Barney in June 1996 and have practiced together since that time.

Reported Cases

Ochse v. Henry, 202 Md.App. 521, 33 A.2d 480 (2011); Ochse v. Henry, 216 Md.App. 439, 88 A.3d 773 (2014); Service Transport Inc. v. Hurricane Express Inc., 185 Md.App. 25, 968 A.2d 620 (2009); South Easton Neighborhood Association, Inc. v. Town of Easton, Maryland, 387 Md. 468, 876 A.2d 58 (2005); Miller v. Kirkpatrick, 377 Md. 335, 833 A.2d 536 (2003); Tanis v. Crocker, 110 Md.App. 559, 678 A.2d 88 (1996); John T. Handy Co., Inc. v. Carman, 102 Md.App. 188, 648 A.2d 1115 (1994); Van Schaik v. Van Schaik, 90 Md.App. 725, 603 A.2d 908 (1992).


American Bar Association Constabar of the Year Award, 1993-1994; Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award, 2003, Talbot County Branch of the NAACP; David Hjortsberg Award, 2004, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section of the Maryland State Bar Association; Club Service Award, 2007-2008, Easton Rotary Club.
  • George Washington University, J.D., Cum Laude, 1971.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy, B.S., 1963
Bar Admissions:
  • 1971, Virginia
  • 1978, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1979, Hawaii
  • 1983, DC & Maryland
  • Commander, United States Coast Guard, 1963-1983 (Ret.)
Contact Mike at 410-820-7600 to request an appointment.