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ANN S. JACOBS is the founder of Jacobs Injury Law, where her practice focuses on personal injuries and medical malpractice, as well as nursing home abuse/neglect on behalf of injured persons and their families. She began her legal career as a public defender before changing her emphasis to personal-injury litigation. Ms. Jacobs is president elect of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and a founding member of their Women's Caucus. She also serves as a board member for the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund. Ms. Jacobs is one of the authors of the Law of Damages book published by the State Bar of Wisconsin, co-writing the chapter on pain and suffering. She is a member of Wisconsin Election Protection's Legal Coordinating Committee. In 2010, Ms. Jacobs was named a Wisconsin Women in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal. She has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2006 and has been named one of the top 50 lawyers in the state of Wisconsin, as well as one of Milwaukee's top 25 lawyers, from 2011 to 2013. M Magazine listed Ms. Jacobs as a Leading Lawyer in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013 she was elected to the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Bar Association. Ms. Jacobs earned her B.A. degree, with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
HEATHER A. NEAL is a partner with Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., in Phoenix, Arizona. Her practice focuses on medical malpractice litigation, administrative law and catastrophic injury defense. Following graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Ms. Neal joined a growing law firm in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she practiced general litigation, personal injury, employment law, collections, and premises liability. After several years of representing plaintiffs in a variety of litigation, she then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and joined the law firm of Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, P.A., where her primary focus changed to the defense of health care professionals, long term care litigation and catastrophic injury defense. Ms. Neal defends physicians in various specialties as well as hospitals, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, and home health care groups. She regularly authors and publishes articles on various issues in the area of health law and litigation, the most recent being the medical malpractice liability portion of the 2014 edition of the Arizona Tort Law Handbook. Ms. Neal frequently serves as a speaker for various organizations, including National Business Institute, concerning medical malpractice issues, litigation strategies and regulatory law. She is also an active member in many professional organizations, several of which encourage and support the progression of women attorneys in the work place. Most recently, Ms. Neal is an active member of the Ladder Down Program for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, which advises women attorneys how to market effectively and grow a successful practice. She has been named as a Southwest Super Lawyer for the past three consecutive years and has been awarded the title of Rising Star, which is a coveted honor given to a few select attorneys under the age of 40 who display excellence in the legal field. Ms. Neal is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and South Carolina. In furtherance of her pro bono commitments, she serves as a mock trial coach for middle school and high school students in the Phoenix area. Ms. Neal also serves as an adjunct professor at Arizona Summit Law School, where she teaches courses in health law. She is also a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. Ms. Neal earned her B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.