Jacob Whitehead is the founding partner of Whitehead Employment Law. Mr. Whitehead has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of his clients through trial, arbitration and settlement. Mr. Whitehead primarily represents employees in all aspects of employment litigation, which include claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour violations, retaliation and harassment.
Mr. Whitehead has broad employment law experience in every area of the law. He also has extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, settlement negotiations and trial law. He has won numerous multi-million dollar verdicts for employees in race discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and tort cases. He has also settled numerous cases on behalf of employees in age, race, sex, and national origin discrimination claims for six-figure sums and has obtained favorable court orders for employees who have been treated unfairly in the workplace.
Mr. Whitehead understands the hardships that working people face and has built his law practice championing their cause, focusing his practice on civil rights and employment discrimination cases. He has represented people from virtually every walk of life, including landscape laborers, truckers, secretaries, food industry workers, technicians, salespeople, teachers, professors, stockbrokers, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, doctors and lawyers.
Mr. Whitehead received his law degree from Whittier Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Spanish with a minor focus in International Studies from the University of Utah. Mr. Whitehead is currently an active member of the American Association for Justice and the Orange County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the state of California as well as Washington D.C.
Nicole V. Jacobsen
Nicole V. Jacobsen is an associate at Whitehead Employment Law. She specializes in employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, and harassment as well as enforcing California and federal family and medical leave laws and disability accommodation.
Ms. Jacobsen works diligently to provide clients with high-quality and compassionate representation. She primarily represents employees involved in discrimination claims including race, age, religious, gender, national origin and disability discrimination.
Ms. Jacobsen earned her Bachelors of Arts from BYU graduating as a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society and her J.D. from BYU – J. Rueben Clark Law School where she received accolades competing as a member of the Moot Court team.
In addition to her regular practice, Ms. Jacobsen has worked as a volunteer attorney for the Orange County Public Law Center. She also serves as a Board Member for the J. Reuben Clark Law Society – Orange County Chapter. Ms. Jacobsen is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the State of California.