Jacoby & Meyers Brand Allegedly Used by Lawyer Brokerage to Commit Insurance Fraud
From billboards to daytime TV, advertisements for the law firm of Jacoby & Meyers are inescapable.
It can be difficult getting through a television show or sporting event without hitting a commercial for the 49-year-old law group, said to have 300 attorneys in 50 states.
It’s even the official law firm for the Los Angeles Dodgers and earned a line in a Beastie Boys song: ‘Got more suits than Jacoby & Meyers.’
But the company started by Len Jacoby and Stephen Meyers in 1972 in recent years has been nothing more than a name, a brand sold to a marketing whiz operating what Orange County authorities allege is a broker service for lawyers in violation of workers’ compensation law.
The operation falsely advertised phone numbers under the ‘Jacoby & Meyers’ name, giving the public the impression they could call and hire the law firm, according to an April 20 Orange County Grand Jury indictment.