Jacob F. Kratt joins Vaughan Baio with nine years of experience working with clients around the country. Jacob focuses his practice on products and premises liability for clients in the industrial equipment, manufacturing and supply, property management, retail, and shipping industries. He also represents clients in the trucking and transportation industry on litigation matters involving personal injury and property damage claims. Jacob is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Jacob has successfully argued preliminary objections to transfer a case from Philadelphia County to another county in Pennsylvania on behalf of a large truck manufacturer. He also presented at a CLE program on professional conduct in the workplace, and has been published regarding the level of duty owed to college athletes by the schools they attend.
Prior to entering private practice, Jacob served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald W. Folino, on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Jacob enjoys making business connections for friends and colleagues and is very active in the Philadelphia chapter of the ProVisors, a national business networking organization. Away from the office, Jacob is an avid soccer fan who enjoys playing and watching. He also enjoys the exercise known as rucking – walking with weight on your back to build muscle, strength and endurance – accompanied by his rescue dog Dallas.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018-2024
The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
While in law school, Jacob earned CALI Awards in Business Organizations and Corporate Governance and earned a Community Service Award. He also was a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Bar Leadership Initiative Class of 2014-2015.
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
University of Pittsburgh School of Law | J.D., 2013
Rider University | B.S., 2007