Specializing in business and tort litigation, attorney Jacob Spaid helps clients resolve complex and class action disputes and issues.

Mr. Spaid’s practice focuses primarily on business and securities litigation in state and federal courts, and he has significant class action experience. He has successfully represented clients at all stages of litigation, including the California Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeals for the 9th, 2nd, and 5th Circuits.

Mr. Spaid is active in the San Diego legal community. He is a member of the Leadership Development Committee for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and a member of the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court. He is also is a published author, with an article recently published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

He earned his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, where he graduated third in his class. While in law school, Mr. Spaid was a Senior Editor of the California Western Law Review, and Editor of California Western International Law Review. He received various awards and accolades while in law school, including Dean’s List, the Diane Ethics Award, the Law Review Outstanding Editor Award, and Academic Achievement Awards in nine of his classes. He was selected as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Spaid earned a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University, magna cum laude, and was elected by the faculty as the university’s top graduating Business Management student.


Awards & Honors

  • Diane Ethics Award
  • Law Review Outstanding Editor Award
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2017-2019)


  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Leadership Development Committee
  • Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court