Jacob O. Malatesta is an Associate with the firm, and practices from the Jackson, Mississippi office. Jacob is a native of the Mississippi Delta where he began his legal career practicing in Clarksdale, then Greenville, before settling in Jackson, Mississippi. Jacob has successfully litigated general liability claims (including property damage claims, slip and falls, car wrecks, and UM/UIM claims), medical malpractice claims against both hospitals and individual physicians, claims against municipalities and other governmental entities; and extra-contractual liability claims against insurers. Jacob has also handled cases involving agricultural law and employment discrimination. Jacob has experience litigating cases in both state and federal courts in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Alabama at both the trial and appellate levels and holds the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability.