DU40 Spotlight: Jacob B. Workman

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce celebrates a fresh crop of standout young professionals

Published online: Jan 06, 2020 Articles, Best of IF, East Idaho Business
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The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce (GIFCC) has announced its annual Distinguished Under 40 honorees. Distinguished Under 40 is an awards program exclusive to the eastern Idaho area that honors 10 young professionals who have gone above and beyond to accomplish great things in their careers, community and education. To be considered for the award, young professionals are nominated by co-workers, managers and business associates. Winners are selected by a panel of GIFCC past and present board members. Fifty nominations were received this year.

This Week's Spotlight: Jacob B. Workman

As an attorney for Idaho Legal Aid Services, Jacob manages the Idaho Falls office and handles domestic violence-related family law, housing issues and disability situations. He is active in the community where he serves on the board of directors for both the Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership and CLUB, Inc. He is a prior president of the Bonneville Interagency Council.

A native of  Murray, Utah, Jacob served a church mission in California where he learned Spanish and became interested in helping people who often slip through society’s cracks. He received a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Utah and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. While there he served as the Business Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review, the Public Service Chair of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, and was a Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Fellow. He also spent a summer as a law clerk with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C.

Jacob maintains a law practice blog for young attorneys at seegenerally.com.

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