Jacob Thackston

Associate

Jacob Thackston
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2020; Articles Chair, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; Recipient, Dean’s Award for Community Leadership
  • BA (Philosophy), magna cum laude, Hillsdale College, 2017; Senior Class President

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2021

Jacob Thackston

Associate

Jacob Thackston is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group. Jacob’s practice involves a wide variety of clients ranging from the health care sector to white collar defendants. Jacob also maintains a robust pro bono practice involving questions of international law, assistance for individuals seeking legal status in the United States, and partnerships with organizations seeking to overturn wrongful convictions.

In law school, Jacob served as the articles chair for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, was president of the Harvard Law Students for Life, and received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. He also interned for a judge in the Massachusetts Superior Court, and spent his 1L summer as a clerk in the United States Department of Justice.

Publications

  • Jacob Thackston, “The Priest-Penitent Privilege in a Post-Scandal World: Federal Inaction and State Abrogation,” Harvard Law School Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies (September 3, 2020)
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2020; Articles Chair, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; Recipient, Dean’s Award for Community Leadership
  • BA (Philosophy), magna cum laude, Hillsdale College, 2017; Senior Class President

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2021
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