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Jacob Metz

Associate | Los Angeles


Jacob C. Metz is an associate in the Litigation Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Jacob represents municipalities and public agencies across California in litigation before federal and state courts.

Professional Experience

Jacob joined Richards, Watson & Gershon in 2020 as a summer associate. Following his first year of law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Presiding Justice Laurence D. Rubin of the California Second District Court of Appeal. Jacob was also a research assistant to Distinguished Professor of Law Stephen R. Munzer, a staff editor on the UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review, a legal research and writing advisor to first-year UCLA law students, and a teaching assistant in the UCLA Department of Philosophy.

Prior to law school, Jacob was a litigation case assistant at a boutique law firm specializing in complex civil litigation, and interned in the U.S. House of Representatives and the California State Assembly.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association



J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

MSc, London School of Economics

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

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