About Jacob of Flentke Legal Consulting
Jacob has practiced civil litigation and appeals for more than 15 years. He has significant experience representing clients in a wide variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts, including complex business litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, real estate litigation, construction litigation, lien priority litigation, valuation litigation, fraud and fraudulent transfer litigation, breach of contract litigation, shareholder and corporate control litigation, and general state court litigation.
Jacob focuses his practice on legal writing, analysis, and appeals. Jacob has represented clients in appeals in both state and federal courts. In 2020, Jacob successfully represented the appellant in Tufts v. Hay, where the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled, “We are persuaded by the view advocated by Tufts counsel . . . .” Tufts v. Hay, 977 F.3d 1204, 1209 (11th Cir. 2020) (emphasis added).
Jacob graduated cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law in 2006, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Northwestern University. During law school, he was on the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, and he received Book Awards for Statutory Interpretation, as well as Conflict of Laws.
After law school, Jacob served as a judicial law clerk to a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of Florida; and a United States Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Florida. Following his federal judicial clerkships, Jacob worked for a state-wide law firm in Florida, practicing bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, before moving to a boutique firm in Orlando, practicing construction litigation, real estate litigation, and general state court litigation.
In 2016, Jacob founded Flentke Legal Consulting, PLLC, which provides outsourced legal services to law firms; and in 2019 Jacob became Of Counsel to BransonLaw, PLLC.
Jacob is licensed to practice law in Florida and Illinois.
Bar Admissions & Professional Affiliations:
- The Florida Bar
- Illinois State Bar Association
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- Chicago Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
Tufts v. Hay, 977 F.3d 1204 (11th Cir. 2020)
Cole v. PRN Real Estate & Invs., Ltd., 829 F. App'x 399 (11th Cir. 2020)
Fieldman v. University of Florida, 274 So. 3d 344 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019)
Dyck-O'Neal, Inc. v. Lanham, 257 So. 3d 1 (Fla. 2018)
Olson v. Pickett Downs Unit IV Homeowner’s Ass’n, 205 So. 3d 869 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
Branch Banking & Tr. Co. v. Tomblin, 163 So. 3d 1229 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015)
Farmers & Merchs. State Bank v. Turner, 518 B.R. 642 (N.D. Fla. 2014)
Miller Real Prop. Holdings v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 152 So. 3d 594 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)
Realan Investment Partners LLLP v. Meininger (In re Land Resource, LLC), Case No. 6:12-cv-00963 (M.D. Fla. January 4, 2013)
Euram Point Peter Associates LP v. Meininger (In re Land Resource, LLC), Case No. 6:11-cv-01808-ACC (M.D. Fla. February 2, 2012)