Emanuel Jacobowitz

Emanuel Jacobowitz

Manny Jacobowitz


"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”
- קהלת

About Manny

Emanuel Jacobowitz is a seasoned litigator with a passion for solving clients’ problems. He understands that business crises, foreclosures, or the loss of life savings are more than just “money troubles.” Whether in court, arbitration, mediation, or administrative tribunal, Manny excels at driving the dispute to a good resolution. After a stint in blglaw, he co-founded CAO’s predecessor firm Johnston Jacobowitz & Arnold, PC, finding that he could accomplish more for his clients without pressure to meet arbitrary billing quotas. Now, he helps people deal with business partnership breakups, breach of contract, fraud, foreclosure, and other serious concerns. Representative clients include cannabis processors, contractors, real estate developers, homeowners, and investors.


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors

  • University of Chicago, B.A., with honors

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • All federal and state courts in Washington

Civic Involvement

  • Member of the WSBA and the King County Bar Association

  • Member of the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce

  • Member of Congregation Beth Shalom

  • Member of Plant-for-the-Planet Seattle

Professional Life

Representative Cases

  • Successful arbitration against fraudulent real-estate development partner

  • Defended commercial real property investors against lenders in the 2008 crash

  • Prevented foreclosures, saved clients’ homes by taking national banks to court

  • Vacated construction liens and recovered money from crooked contractors

  • Recovered clients’ life savings from major investment firms

  • Fought multi-million dollar business-tort case in court and settled it for 2% of the claim