Jacob was born and raised in southern Indiana. After high school, he attended Indiana University, Bloomington where he majored in political science and religious studies. After college, Jacob worked for a law firm in Terre Haute, Indiana where he helped people pursue social security disability benefits.
He enrolled in the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2011 where he graduated in December 2014. Jacob started working for Craig, Kelley & Faultless as a law clerk in 2012.
Jacob became an attorney in May 2015. As an attorney, Jacob oversees cases that do not settle at mediation and helps prepare these cases for trial. Jacob also meets with potential new clients.