Attorney Jacob C. Murov
Jacob concentrates his practice on representing individuals and families injured by corporate negligence and wrongdoing. He has successfully litigated hundreds of Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) cases on behalf of injured railroad workers, which has resulted in substantial verdicts and settlements. Jacob also has a wealth of experience in handling other types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including cases under the Jones Act, and lawsuits arising out of automobile collisions, trucking negligence, product liability, and premises liability. He has also handled many whistleblower cases under the Federal Rail Safety Act for railroad employees wrongfully disciplined or terminated for reporting an injury or safety violation. In addition, he has represented railroad employees at National Transportation Safety Board hearings.
Jacob’s success has earned him many honors and led to numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including a $12.5 million jury verdict against BNSF Railway Company for a railroad worker who lost his leg under the wheel of a train. In 2015, Jacob received recognition for this verdict from Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly for securing the largest reported plaintiff’s verdict in Missouri. Jacob’s achievements as a litigator also led the National Trial Lawyers to select him for inclusion in its “Top 40 Under 40”, which is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys.
Some of Jacob's other noteworthy trial experience includes:
- $1,850,000 jury verdict for Union Pacific Railroad locomotive engineer, who sustained spine injuries as a result of train separation and subsequent collision.
- $1,779,000 jury verdict for BNSF Railway track maintenance employee, who suffered cumulative trauma spine injuries.
- $1,050,008.50 jury verdict for Union Pacific Railroad track maintenance worker, who suffered cumulative trauma spine injuries.
- $906,975 jury verdict for BNSF Railway conductor, who suffered ankle injuries as a result of falling on locomotive steps.
- $725,000 jury verdict for Union Pacific Railroad carman, who suffered spine injuries as a result of collision between his work utility vehicle and a railcar.
Jacob received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and law degree from DePaul University in Chicago. After law school, Jacob began his career working in Chicago representing large employers and insurance companies in defense of claims. After seeing first-hand how these companies disregarded the rights of ordinary individuals, Jacob switched sides and became a plaintiff’s advocate.
Outside of work, Jacob spends most of his time with his wife, Lauren, and their two children, Noah and Alexa. He is an avid sports fan and runner and enjoys coaching his son’s basketball team.