Najah A. Jacobs is an Associate in Archer’s Environmental Law Practice Group, where she specializes in complex environmental litigation, products liability claims, and toxic torts. Najah concentrates her practice on pursuing and defending complex environmental matters, focusing on a wide range of matters, including cleanup and response costs, soil and groundwater contamination, and natural resource damage claims.
Najah also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in other areas of litigation, including civil rights, personal injury matters, and breach of contract disputes. Najah is experienced in all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting discovery requests and responses, managing large scale document reviews and productions, motion practice, and trial preparation.
Najah graduated from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she served as the Executive Symposium Editor of the Drexel Law Review, and President of the Black Law Students Association. Najah was a competitor on Drexel’s nationally recognized Trial Team, helping the team to a National Championship victory in the Tournament of Champions Trial Competition, and a Regional Championship in the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition. Najah was a Law School Ambassador, Diversity and Inclusion Fellow, and Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow.
During law school, Najah served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert B. Kugler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to that, she worked for Archer as a summer associate. Previously, she also served as an intern for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
- Representation of multiple companies in site cleanup actions around the country, including actions involving natural resource damages claims.
- Assisted in the successful defense of the City of Philadelphia in a constitutional rights case brought by the Fraternal Order of Police over an alleged “do not call list.”
- Assisted client with interpreting New Jersey regulations to determine the limitations and allowances on gas station and grocery store loyalty programs.
- Advised client on the validity and enforceability of deed restrictions associated with the selling of its former contaminated property.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Co-President, Thomas Jefferson University’s Law and Society Alumni Council
- Member, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
- Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
- Member, Garden State Bar Association
- Fellow and Alumnus, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group
- Member, Kline School of Law Diversity Committee
Articles and Presentations
- Panelist, Rutgers Law School Pre-Law Diversity Conference (January 2020)
- Panelist, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Pre-Work Seminar (May 2019)
- Panelist, Drexel Law School Pre-Law Diversity Day (March 2019)
- Moderator, Drexel Law Review Symposium: Race & Policing: Defining the Problem and Developing Solutions (October 2017)