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A Regional Law Firm With A National Practice

Jacobs & Crumplar is a personal injury law firm founded by Robert Jacobs and Thomas Crumplar. Prior to the firm’s official founding in 1981, attorneys Jacobs and Crumplar had worked at Bader Dorsey since 1972 and 1978, respectively. While at Bader Dorsey, Jacobs along with Crumplar pioneered asbestos litigation when they filed one of the first asbestos cases in the nation. In 1980, when the firm broke up into various subparts, the two attorneys would go on to found Jacobs & Crumplar. They then successfully litigated a products liability case against GM and successfully advocated for a University of Delaware professor who was fired for being gay. The attorneys then worked on successful cases against Delaware’s then largest corporation, DuPont, as well as the Catholic church. The firm has since grown to five personal injury attorneys in two Delaware office locations- Wilmington and Millsboro.

Although based in Delaware, our attorneys are members of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and District of Columbia and handle cases there.  Our practice is built on a reputation of excellence, with nearly 90 percent of all the firm’s cases coming from the referrals of satisfied clients or from other attorneys.

Our attorneys handle the full spectrum of personal injury litigation, with a special focus on asbestos and mesothelioma claims. Jacob & Crumplar’s experience includes:

  • Dangerous Drugs:
    Yaz
  • Asbestos Injury:
    mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, colon cancer
  • Toxic Substances:
    at work and at home
  • Medical Malpractice:
    mis-diagnosis, mistreatment, drugs, equipment
  • Transportation Injury:
    involving autos, airplanes, ships, recreational vehicles
  • Product Liability:
    industrial, agricultural, and consumer products
  • Business:
    contract disputes, construction litigation, trademark/patent
  • Insurance:
    nonpayment and unfair handling of your claims
  • Disability Claims:
    Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability

Total Commitment to Your Case and Results

Jacobs & Crumplar’s entire practice is geared toward client service and getting the best results. Our personal injury attorneys always do what is in your best interest. A single visit is often enough to gauge what the scope of the firm’s involvement will be.

Sometimes, we refer clients to another firm with special expertise. Sometimes, our best advice is to tell you that you have no case. The decision to take your case is an expression of total commitment. All of the firm’s resources are geared toward producing maximum results, and our attorneys are quick to begin preparing for trial or to move toward an out-of-court settlement.

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Our Approach

Jacobs & Crumplar’s approach to the law involves an understanding of science and technology, the dynamics of the business profession, and the subtleties of contractual agreements. Its pursuit of information to gain advantages for clients has taken the firm throughout the world.

A full investigative team is prepared to exhaustively analyze your case to gain every advantage for our clients. Backing our attorneys are talented professionals who have developed into a comprehensive investigative team for researching personal injury.

The investigative team explores all avenues to help your case, relying on thorough legal research, extensive field investigation, and testimony from experts. The firm is creative in its approach to casework. Our team approach maximizes results.

A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19

At Jacobs Crumplar, P.A., we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.

The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.

Currently, our law firm remains open for business to serve your legal needs. We are, however, working remotely (i.e. our physical Millsboro and Wilmington offices are not open) and will be operating during normal business hours.

We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.

Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please contact us online or call our office at 302-656-5445.

Thank you and take care.