Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1723
F: (304) 347-1746

J.D., University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law (1997)

  • Summer Law Program, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

B.A., University of Toledo (1994)

M.B.A., Marshall University (2014)

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
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Diana Leigh Jacobs


Diana Jacobs focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on toxic tort litigation, products liability, premises liability, class actions and asbestos litigation. She also has experience defending medical monitoring claims.

Diana has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America ® (Mass Torts Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants), and she was nominated for membership in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. 

Diana is a 2020 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and has previously served as the Assistant Diversity Partner. She is a past Chair of the Bowles Rice Wellness Committee, has been a member of the firm's Recruiting Committee.

Professional Highlights

  • Past Chair, Bowles Rice Wellness Committee
  • Member, Bowles Rice Recruiting Committee
  • Former Bowles Rice Assistant Diversity Partner
  • Former Assistant Prosecutor, Kanawha County Prosecutor's Office
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia (2004)
  • Named Best Lawyers’ Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year in the southern West Virginia region (2022)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Mass Torts Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants) 2013-present
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2020 Fellow
  • Named to “Generation Next: 40 Under 40" by The State Journal (2010)
  • Litigation Counsel of America 
  • Ohio Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • West Virginia Bar 
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
    • DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law, Membership Chair (2017-2018)
    • DRI Women in the Law
    • DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar Planning Committee (2008-present)
    • DRI for Life Committee
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (Board Member, 2019-present)
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association 
  • Campaign for Legal Aid; 2009-2010 Leadership Committee
  • New Albany Plain Local School District – Citizen Advisory Committee for Student Belonging (Committee appointment by school board, September 2023 – present)

  • New Albany High School PTO (September 2023 – present)

  • New Albany Women’s Network (NAWN) (January 2020 - present)
  • Cemetery Restoration Advisory Board (CRAB), City of New Albany (August 2022- present)
  • New Albany Citizens’ Police Academy (Participant 2022)
  • Pride New Albany (Board Member)
  • Charleston F. C. Goal Club, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council ( Past Volunteer)
  • Mountaineer Montessori School (Former Board Member)
  • YMCA of Kanawha Valley (Former Board Member)
  • West Virginia Women's Commission (Commissioner by gubernatorial appointment, June 2018-June 2020 )