Tim Jacobson has been a U.S. Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol) mission pilot, attorney, conservationist, writer, documentary filmmaker, dot-com and energy company executive, public speaker, taxidermist, as well as working as a blacksmith and historical interpreter for a living history museum.
He has traveled through parts of the Middle East and stared down the barrels of machine guns wielded by screaming soldiers while investigating firsthand some of the security and political issues embroiling the region. He is a student of Russian language and history. In the Air Force Auxiliary, Major Jacobson has flown Homeland Security training exercises in which armed F-16 fighter jets have intercepted the plane he is flying.
His skilled legal advocacy led Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine to jointly name him a "Super Lawyer," and he has appeared and advocated before the United States Supreme Court. USA Today said, "If... Jacobson['s firm] isn’t careful, it may wind up giving lawyers a good name." Saint Paul Pioneer Press called his firm "one of the most Internet-savvy law firms in existence."
His leadership of a nonprofit conservancy resulted in the organization being recognized as "Land Trust of the Year" and "Friend of Conservation - Outstanding Organization."
He has published magazine and news articles about international peace and justice issues, computer security, law and land conservation. TV, newspapers and magazines have profiled him for his legal and conservation work and his involvement in international issues.
He devotes substantial amounts of time to volunteer work for nonprofit organizations, having served on the board of directors for more than a half-dozen such organizations.
Jacobson grew up in rural Wisconsin and developed a deep love of the outdoors. His recreational interests have included karate (in which he earned a black belt), songwriting and playing guitar, hiking, camping, rock climbing, flying airplanes, reading, constructing electronic circuits, computer programming in a half-dozen languages, kayaking, hunting and fishing, drawing and painting, paper marbling, skiing, astronomy, running half marathons, wood carving, collecting rocks and butterflies, nature and aerial photography, studying foreign languages, scuba diving and, of course, writing. He is the proud father of a daughter.
The Kurchatov Penetration is Jacobson's first published novel.