Jacob “Jake” Scholl

Associate / Houston

P: 713.588.0446

A native Texan through and through, Jacob “Jake” Scholl was born in San Antonio and moved to Bellaire, Texas when he was fifteen for a job his father had taken at the Houston Medical Center. His father, a reproductive endocrinologist, and his mother, a heart transplant surgeon, encouraged Jake and his sister to forge their own paths. With his heart set on the mountains, Jake graduated magna cum laude in 2017 from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Exercise Science.

Before becoming a lawyer, Jake was dedicated to working as a trainer for the Olympics. He earned training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and International Sports Sciences Association and began work as a master trainer where he specialized in performance enhancement. Wanting to make a greater change in the world, Jake attended The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 2020. He enthusiastically competed in Mock Trial and worked as the vice president of the Jewish Law Students Association. Jake also received training in the law school’s clinic, ranked 7th in the country, as the sole student-attorney for criminal defense appellate work. His favorite courses in law school were American Legal History, Representing the Marijuana Client, and Administrative Law under the tutelage of the foremost experts in their fields, Dr. Thomas Russel, Dr. Sam Kamin, and The Honorable Edwin Felter, respectively.

Jake received further training in his judicial clerkships for the Honorable Judge Rebecca Freyre at the Colorado Court of Appeals, and Judge Starrs, Magistrate Hubler, and Magistrate Lord-Blegan at the Denver District Court. A proud Aspie, published and gave CLE presentations concerning Autism and Asperger’s in mediation.

Jake previously enjoyed working at a family law firm in the Houston area specializing in Divorce, Child Custody, Asset Division, and Child Protection Services. He specialized in research into Obergefell Retroactivity as it pertains to Common Law Marriage. Previously, Jake had assisted Judge Freyre at the Coloado Court of Appeals in authoring the landmark Hogsett v. Neale decision regarding this retroactivity in 2018, and in 2022 he published a full nationwide survey on the topic.

It is with high hopes that Jake wishes to continue serving clients with the utmost diligence and respect. He is excited for the opportunity to learn and grow at SBSB-Eastham as a fantastic attorney where he can reliably provide clients with great legal strategies and foster long term relationships.

Fascinated by courthouse history, he has a pending Guinness World Record for the Most Courthouses Visited (over 200). An active member of Mensa International, Jake spends his free time bodybuilding and powerlifting, competitive axe throwing, and spoiling his cat.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Defense Base Act
  • Deceptive Trade Practices

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2020
  • B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2017
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District for the Southern District of Texas

Representative Cases

  • Hogsett v. Neale, 480 P.3d 696 (Colo. App. 2018)

Published Works

Speeches and Presentations

  • Serving the Aspie Party in Mediation and Arbitration: A Modern Approach to Understanding Parties with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Guest Lecturer at Colorado 2019 CLE ADR Conference

Professional Memberships

  • Mensa International 

Community Involvement

  • Houston Rodeo Volunteer