Jacob Love, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Jacob Love joined Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) as a Staff Attorney in 2022. In this role, Jacob develops cutting-edge litigation across a wide-range of civil rights issues. He recently filed major lawsuits to enforce the MBTA Communities Zoning Law, and to preserve Massachusetts’ landmark right-to-shelter law. He is litigating LCR’s groundbreaking case on behalf of the Martha’s Vineyard migrants. Jacob also coordinates the largest and oldest non-partisan Election Protection campaign in New England, training and managing hundreds of volunteers to ensure equal access to the ballot box. 

Prior to joining LCR, Jacob worked as a housing attorney at The Legal Aid Society in New York City. There, he successfully litigated cases to improve housing conditions for Bronx tenant associations, and collaborated with community groups striving to preserve affordable housing in New York City. Jacob also previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. Eric Neyman of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Hon. George Z. Singal of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.

An award-winning attorney, Jake recently received the Boston Bar Association’s prestigious President’s Award for his groundbreaking work in Alianza Americas v. DeSantis, a class action filed in response to the Martha’s Vineyard migrant crisis.

Jacob earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Boston College Law School and holds a B.A. in political science from the College of the Holy Cross.