Jacob has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since 2018 and is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jacob primarily handles our Bastrop cases.
Having grown up in Iowa, Bastrop feels like home. Jacob is extremely passionate about family law, as it has touched his life in personal ways. Jacob and his siblings were all adopted as babies and having gone through his own divorce, Jacob is able to empathize with clients going through the same situation.
Jacob served as the President of the Family Law Society at his law school in 2014. During his second year of law school, Jacob represented his very first client as a Student Attorney for the Elder Law Practice Group at his law school. As only a Student Attorney, Jacob successfully defended his client in an eviction action at trial. During his third year of law school, he gained even more court experience as a Student Attorney for United States Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, representing the United States Government in Removal Proceedings.
Since being licensed to practice, Jacob has represented clients in a wide variety of family law matters in numerous hearings and meditations.
In his free time, Jacob loves to travel and learn languages. Jacob is fluent in German and is currently learning Spanish.
- Bastrop County Bar Association
- Austin Bar Association
- Austin Young Lawyers Association
- Houston Bar Association
“A Cut Above”
Jacob started as my attorney but quickly became a friend. He went to bat for me, kept my interests at the forefront, and never made me feel as if I was a bother or hassle. He was professional, reasonable, courteous, prompt, and overall, he shared a friendly concern for my situation. I would highly recommend!”
-James (see review on Avvo)
Jacob has done an excellent job with my case. His intelligence, passion, drive, and attention to detail, are certain his strong suits. Jacob has been so attentive to the needs of my case. In short, he is absolutely a lawyer that you want in your corner, and he will put everything he has into your case. This young man is already on a track of success. If you have the need, hire him. You will not be disappointed. Jacob is the real deal.”
-Brandon (see review on Avvo)
“Best choice I made”
Mr. Dannen was amazing. He explained everything step by step and was always available when I had any questions. Like most people who go through a divorce you sometimes feel discouraged and/or hopeless. Mr. Dannen was very emphatic and gave me strength and hope that everything will be fine. Thanks to him, we won in court and I got what I wanted from the divorce. I can only recommend him and would hire him again! (Which I hopefully won’t have to in the future) Thank you, Mr. Dannen!” (see review on Avvo)
“Highly Personable and Intelligent”
I absolutely loved my experience with Jacob. He worked on a custody case for me. He cared about my case. He always was up to date, on the ball and I know he worked tirelessly on my final trial. He is a wonderful person and attorney.”
-Marshall (see review on Avvo)