About Judge Tom Jacobs
Thomas A. Jacobs was an Arizona Assistant Attorney General from 1972–1985 where he practiced criminal and child welfare law. He was appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court in 1985 where he served as a judge pro tem and commissioner in the juvenile and family courts until his retirement in 2008. He also taught juvenile law for ten years as an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. He continues to write for teens, lawyers and judges through his books published by Thomson Reuters and Free Spirit Publishing, Inc. He also writes regularly for teens, parents and educators on youth justice issues while answering readers’ questions at his website AsktheJudge.info.