Jacob Madison Small

Attorney Jacob Madison Small

1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1500, McLean, Virginia 22102, info@jmadisonplc.com, P 703.910.5062, F 703.910.5107


Focused on You - J. Madison PLC is a small practice and we are selective in the clients and cases we accept. Virginia attorney Jacob Madison Small is the founder  J. Madison PLC, and he works hard to find the best possible resolutions for his clients' cases.

Results-Oriented - Jacob has helped hundreds of clients, in trial and appellate courts, in private negotiations, and in mediations. He has helped those clients recover millions of dollars of lost wages and other damages. Take a look at some of the great things that Jacob's prior clients have had to say about J. Madison PLC's services. When you are a client of J. Madison PLC, Jacob's focus will be on achieving for you the best possible case resolution. Whether that means helping you get back to work after an illegal firing or a substantial monetary recovery, J. Madison PLC will work hard to help you put this unpleasant chapter behind you.

A Focus on Employee Rights in Virginia - After working with Vice President Joe Biden's legal team at the White House, the United States Department of Justice, the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, and Virginia civil trial lawyers, Jacob turned his focus on employment cases in Virginia. Jacob now practices almost exclusively in Virginia employment cases, representing employees. Feel confident taking your case to an attorney who focuses on Virginia employment cases.

Innovative - In addition to bringing and trying cases, Jacob is a computer programmer. He designs and implements proprietary software to help J. Madison PLC's clients achieve better outcomes in employment law cases, like J. Madison PLC's forthcoming $50/week contingent-fee application.

Contingent Fee Agreements - After losing your job, you are probably worrying about how to pay the bills on time and keep your family warm and fed. For victims of wrongful termination, a ten- or twenty-thousand dollar retainer payment is often impossible. And when clients who have lost their jobs take into account the very real risk, in every case, that they will never see a recovery, paying an attorney by the hour can be more risk than they can bear. That's why, in cases where the economics permit it, J. Madison PLC won't charge our clients fees unless we successfully help them achieve a monetary recovery or reinstatement. And in most cases we take, the law allows us to seek attorneys' fees from the employer.


Jacob relates to his clients because he knows the importance of a job. Jacob grew up in a poor family, and as a child he personally experienced how unemployment and underemployment can lead to homelessness. This is why he finds real meaning in advocating for individuals facing trouble at work.

Jacob was born in Richmond, Virginia. Before starting J. Madison PLC, he worked at the White House, where he was a member of the Vice President's legal team. He worked to help the President and Vice President identify and address some of the nation's most important legal issues, including those effecting minorities and women in the workplace. Jacob also worked for the Department of Justice and the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Loudoun County, Virginia where he prosecuted criminal cases.

Jacob is a frequent presenter and speaker at regional and national conferences of practicing attorneys. Jacob has written and lectured on legal ethics, courtroom technology, technology in the practice of law, and electronic evidence preservation, storage, and usage at trial.

Jacob is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and of Arkansas State University. He has a strong interest in information technology and the ability of evolving technology to improve the legal services available to clients. While at Mason Law, he published the article, “Storing Documents in the Cloud: Toward an Evidentiary Privilege Protecting Papers and Effects Stored on the Internet,” in the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal. He calls himself “a pure digital native.” Because of Jacob’s research into privacy and cloud computing, the popular technology website theverge.com interviewed him and included his comments in an article about the attorney-client privilege in the age of cloud computing.

Not strictly a legal and technology nerd, Jacob also has a love of sports. Jacob was a competitive women’s gymnastics coach for seven years before turning to a career in the law, and he has a bachelor of science degree in sport management. He has coached here in Virginia and at competitions around the country, including at the USAG JO National Championships. Jacob still loves coaching, and he sometimes fills in as a substitute coach at an area gym.

Jacob and his wife Jenny are parents to three beautiful girls. Between raising three girls and helping his clients, Jacob sometimes finds time to relax and enjoy science fiction, legal thrillers, and mountain biking.

Contact Us For a Consultation

If you are facing discrimination, harassment, or retaliation at work, or if you feel that you've been wrongfully terminated, J. Madison PLC may be able to help. But before we can talk to you about your case, we need to make sure there are no conflicts of interest. Give us your name and contact information, and enough information to conduct the conflict of interest check, and we'll get in touch as soon as we confirm we're not on the other side.