Jacob Cukjati was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is the oldest of eight siblings. Growing up Jacob was a dedicated altar boy and athlete. He attended Antonian College Preparatory where he graduated with Honors and led his team to the State Final Four his senior year, and was chosen for the 5A District Team, 5A All-State Academic Team, and 5A All-State Second Team.
Jacob attended Trinity University in San Antonio to play Division III Men's basketball for another three years. Trinity won its Conference for two consecutive years. Jacob earned a B.S. in Business Administration and minor in Spanish in 2014. After graduating, Jacob moved to Washington, D.C. where he attended American University Washington College of Law for his first year of law school. In D.C., Jacob clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. Motley at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Gary E. Bair at the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland.
Jacob returned to Houston to finish law school at the University of Houston Law Center in 2015. During his 2L summer, Jacob worked as a student attorney at Houston’s Lone Star Legal Aid where he defended indigent clients from eviction in Justice Court after the April 2016 flood. Jacob also represented indigent clients in the UH Civil Clinic where he served as a student amicus attorney to give an ultimate recommendation to the judge about the best interests of two children. Jacob received his J.D. and graduated in the top half of his class in 2017.
After law school and upon passage of the bar, Jacob joined a distinguished Plaintiff’s products liability law firm in Houston that specializes in tire and automobile defect cases around the nation. Jacob honed his skills in briefing and research on a large docket of complex product defect cases. Thereafter, Jacob joined another reputable personal injury law firm in Houston where he worked on several large products liability cases and oilfield injury cases.
In late 2018, Jacob moved back to San Antonio to join his father at his law practice and to be closer to his younger siblings. Jacob and his father, Curt, strongly believe the saying that “Cukjati’s Don’t Leave People Behind” and they apply this same principal to all of their clients at Martin, Cukjati & Tom LLP.
In his spare time, Jacob enjoys staying active by lifting weights, boxing and hot yoga. He also enjoys outdoor recreation including hiking, fishing, and exploring the globe.
Jacob devotes 100 % of his time to personal injury litigation and complex commercial litigation.
Member of State Bar of Texas
San Antonio Bar Association
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District for the Southern District of Texas
Co-authored: “Break Through Protective Orders,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, (Oct. 2018)