jake epstein

p: 919.780.5801
e: jepstein@epsteinlawnc.com 
Jake Epstein is affiliated with Schneider Law Group, PLLC.

about Jake
Jake Epstein is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated matters in federal court and all levels of State court in North Carolina.  He represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including commercial/business litigation, contract disputes, products liability, health care, and personal injury.  Jake regularly advises clients on ways to obtain their desired results without litigation while simultaneously protecting their interests in the event litigation becomes necessary.  He also represents clients before administrative agencies and licensing boards.

He is admitted to practice in all N.C. State Courts, Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

before SLG
Prior to starting The Epstein Law Firm, PLLC, Jake practiced with McGuireWoods LLP, a large international law firm, for six years.  His practice included representation of commercial entities in product liability litigation and contract disputes, and defending health care practitioners and institutions in lawsuits alleging medical negligence and personal injury.  Before joining McGuireWoods, Jake served as a law clerk to Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Carl R. Fox.  While earning his law degree, Jake taught Trial by Jury and represented indigent criminal defendants.  He received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

selected experience

  • Represents businesses and individuals in business ventures in litigation in State and Federal Court.
  • Tried lawsuits to favorable verdicts in State Superior Court, District Court, in arbitration, and before the Office of Administrative Hearings, and obtained favorable judgments in Federal Court.
  • Represented national retail chains and manufacturers.
  • Represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases.
  • Represents health care providers in regulatory and state licensing board matters.
  • Defended numerous physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers against allegations of medical negligence.
  • Defended manufacturers against claims alleging product liability.

outside SLG
Jake is active in his community of Raleigh, North Carolina and in the legal community.  He serves on a nonprofit board, serves on the legal committee of the ACLU-NC, has served as a North Carolina State Bar Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and has served on and chaired numerous committees in the North Carolina Bar Association.  In his spare time, Jake enjoys playing sports and spending time with his family and friends.