Mark S. Jacobs

Mark S. Jacobs

Managing Partner
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Mark S. Jacobs is the senior and founding partner in the law firm of Jacobs, Schwalbe, & Petruzzelli, P.C. Mr. Jacobs has been practicing workers' compensation law since graduating with honors from Rutgers University Law School in 1973. He also has a Master's degree in labor law from Temple University.  Mr. Jacobs is admitted and qualified to practice law before the United States District Court of the District of New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals of the third circuit and before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Mark served in the Army Reserves from 1969-1975 and then received an honorable discharge.

Mr. Jacobs has been ranked as an AV attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 years, 1989–2017, which is the highest possible Peer Review Rating for Legal Ability & Ethical Standards and reflects the confidential opinion of the Bar and the Judiciary.

He has been accepted in the National Registry of Who's Who in recognition of his exemplary service both to his community and to his profession. He was a past chair of the Camden County Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Committee he continues to serve as a member of the Committee.

Mr. Jacobs, as a member of the Executive Committee for New Jersey State Workers' Compensation, sat on a panel of speakers at the New Jersey Bar Association annual convention in Atlantic City who discussed "The Future of the Intoxication Defense."

He also served as legal counsel for the United States Tennis Association Middle States Section (Juniors) for over 10 years and was chair of the USTA Junior Competition Committee for four years. For his work with the USTA he was awarded the 2014 Presidential Service Award. He is an avid tennis player and has competed in 3 USTA Team National Championships in the 4.0 division during the years 2000, 2005, and 2010. His 2005 Green Valley Tennis Team won the Senior National Championships. In addition he has also coached the South Jersey Maccabi Tennis Team.

Mr. Jacobs was past president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (1996–1998), which serves the needs of the Jewish community of Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties, as well as the needs of Jews nationally and overseas.

Mr. Jacobs is a member of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health that has been successful in improving benefits through legislation for workers throughout the State of New Jersey.

South Jersey Magazine has also named him in Super Lawyers for over 9 years.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Labor Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey - 1973
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Temple University - Masters of Laws (Labor) 1980

Published Works

  • "Fair Representation and Binding Arbitration.", Commerce Clearing House Labor Law Journal


  • Panel of speakers at the New Jersey Bar Association annual convention in Atlantic City who discussed "The Future of the Intoxication Defense."

Honors and Awards

  • AV attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, 1989 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers by South Jersey Magazine, 2004 - 2015
  • SJ Magazine Awesome Attorneys
  • Member of the National Registry of Who's Who

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Workers’ Compensation , Executive Committee Member , 2008 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association , Past co-chair, 1973 - Present
  • New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Healthy
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 1973 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Legal Counsel for United States Tennis Association, 2010 - 2015
  • Past President of the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ, 1996 - 1998