Our Team

Jerry Hug

My passion for law was discovered long ago. There are some people who feel like they are just called to certain professions- this was the case for me when it came to being an attorney. In fact, it was an uncle who planted the seed of a legal career. He was an attorney and I remember thinking his work was so compelling — even fascinating. Social justice was already a strong commitment of mine, so I decided that pursuing a legal career was a way to combine my commitment to social justice and my concern for those who need a voice in the legal system.

During my years as an undergraduate student, I studied philosophy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Gaining insight and understanding of different theoretic principles, ideologies and learning how they guide humanity only made me that much more interested in law. My commitment to social justice and philosophy made up the framework of my interest the practice of law. After graduating from Creighton, I attended their law school starting in 1993 and earned my Juris Doctor in 1996. Soon after, I found myself joining forces with attorney Alan Stoler and becoming a managing partner for our own firm.

Through my career, I take pride in being a voice for those the system may take advantage of. Whether it be a white-collar crime, a drug crime, or even a child pornography case, I will listen to my clients and hear their side of the story. As a result, I'm able to create a strategic game plan and work towards delivering an outcome in their favor.

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1996

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1996

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Creighton University School of Law, 1996

  • Bachelor of Arts, Creighton University, 1990


Kenny Jacobs

Kenny moved to Omaha from South Dakota in September 2015 after spending 6 years as a public defender. He currently specializes in cases involving criminal defense, DWI/DUI, drug possession and distribution, assaults and firearm possession, as well as traffic violations/citations.

Kenny has worked on a variety of cases involving Traffic/Driving Offenses, DWI/DUI, Assault, Drug Possession and Distribution . He has also had jury trials involving Murder 1st Degree, Aggravated Assault, and multiple DWI cases.

Kenny is currently President of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney Association as well as a member in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense.

In 2020 he successfully completed a 24 hour Practitioner Course focused on DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, a course recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

At USD he was active in the R.D. Hurd Family Law Clinic. He also interned at the Federal Public Defenders office in Omaha, Nebraska in 2008. Through the 2008 & 2009 school year, he interned at the Minnehaha County Public Defenders Office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For volunteer work throughout law school, Kenny was awarded the first annual R.D. Hurd Pro Bono Student of the Year Award in 2009.

Upon graduation from USD in May of 2009, he accepted a position at the Minnehaha County Public Defenders Office where he remained for 6 years.

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2011

  • South Dakota, 2009

  • Missouri, 2015

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of South Dakota School of Law, 2009

  • Bachelor of Science, Truman State University, 2006