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Sommers Schwartz, P.C. of Detroit, MI Monitors Potential Release of Former Priest Gary Jacobs from Prison


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Detroit, Michigan – Sommers Schwartz, P.C., a leading law firm based in Detroit, MI, is closely monitoring the potential release of former Catholic Priest Gary Jacobs from prison. Jacobs was convicted of multiple counts of 1st and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct and is currently serving an 8-15 year sentence. He is eligible for release from prison sometime between 2026 and 2032.

Following his conviction in 2019, a police hotline was set up, and received multiple tips relating to sexual abuse of minors by Father Jacobs going back to the early 1970s. Victims and family members who came forward reported incidents where Father Jacobs showered and undressed in front of altar boys, touched their genitalia, and reportedly masturbated on at least one occasion.

In light of these allegations, Sommers Schwartz, P.C. remains vigilant of the potential release of Father Jacobs and continues to stand in solidarity with his victims. The law firm is committed to helping survivors of sexual abuse seek justice and recover damages for their suffering.

“Sommers Schwartz, P.C. is aware of the potential release of Father Jacobs and is closely monitoring the situation,” said Matthew Curtis, a senior shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. “We want to assure his victims that we are here to support them and provide the legal representation they need to seek justice.”

The law firm’s attorneys, Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller, Matthew Curtis, and Jay Yasso, have a proven track record of representing survivors of sexual abuse, including those affected by the Michigan State University and USAG team physician, Dr. Larry Nassar, and against Dr. Robert Anderson, who sexually abused students, athletes, and other patients for over 35 years at the University of Michigan.

If Father Jacobs or any other priest or a member of the Catholic Church sexually abused you, Sommers Schwartz, P.C. urges you to come forward and seek the justice you deserve. The firm’s experienced attorneys provide compassionate, empathetic, and sensitive legal representation to help survivors of sexual abuse seek the justice and compensation they deserve.

All consultations with Sommers Schwartz, P.C. are confidential and free, and the attorneys are committed to providing the highest level of legal representation and personalized service to clients throughout Michigan and beyond.

Information About the Criminal Case Against Gary Jacobs:
41st Circuit Court – Dickinson – Iron Mountain
State of Michigan v. Gary Jacobs

Sommers Schwartz, P.C. is a highly regarded law firm based in Detroit, MI, with more than 45 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s attorneys are committed to providing the highest level of legal representation and personalized service to clients throughout Michigan and beyond.

Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
1 Towne Square #1700
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 355-0300


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