About Longman Jakuback
We are a criminal defense and post-conviction law firm located in Baton Rouge and serving clients throughout Louisiana. For our attorneys and staff, defense is not simply a job — it is a calling. We are passionate about protecting the rights and freedom of the accused, the marginalized, and the imprisoned. If you need strong and effective defense against a criminal charge, Longman Jakuback is the firm to choose.
Meet Our Attorneys
Jacob Longman | Senior Partner
Jacob Longman is a senior partner at Longman Jakuback, specializing in violent crimes and post-conviction. He earned a bachelor’s degree from LSU in Literature and History. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he served in both law enforcement and the military. He then returned to LSU for law school, graduating from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law in 2017. Criminal defense work is his passion, and he enjoys reading, spending time with his fiancé and dogs, and watching sports — he roots for LSU, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Red Sox.
While in law school, Jacob Longman worked as a law clerk in the 19th Judicial District and as an intern and investigator at the East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender. After passing the Louisiana Bar Exam, he had the opportunity to open his own law firm with Kathryn Jakuback Burke. Since the opening of their firm in 2017, they have worked successfully on many cases, including multiple cases as co-counsel with attorney Jim Boren. Jacob is licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in Louisiana.
To learn more about Jacob’s background and credentials, please see his attorney profile:
Kathryn Jakuback Burke | Senior Partner
Kathryn graduated from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. During law school, she was an active participant in Moot Court and Trial Advocacy. In her third year of law school, Kathryn was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, and her team took home second place in a national criminal advocacy competition. As a result of her performance in competition and advocacy programs, she was nominated for membership in the Wex Malone American Inn of Court.
During this time, Kathryn also worked as an investigator at the East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s Office. After being sworn in, she worked as an attorney for the Public Defender for eight months. Kathryn combines a deep knowledge of the law with a tenacity to understand our clients’ needs.
To learn more about Kathryn’s background and credentials, please see her attorney profile:
Our Office: The Saltz Building
Formerly the Saltz Building, this two story brick building located on Main Street was constructed in 1926 in what was then called Devalle Town. Originally, the downstairs was a mercantile store, and the upstairs served as a home for the Saltz family and tenants who lived in apartments. Constructed of three courses of solid brick, the exterior walls are almost two feet thick. An alley way, suitable only for a Model T, transversed the west side of the building. Inside the building the interior was appointed with depression tin ceilings and red pine four-panel doors and red pine strip flooring.
The building was rehabilitated in 1979 by Don Arnold, an architect with the firm of Arnold and Post, and J. W. Grand of Grand Construction. The style of the restoration was to provide an old New Orleans atmosphere. The small driveway on the west side of the building was converted to a courtyard entrance way with a wrought iron gate. Antique French glass doors were added to the offices to provide an open view of the landscaped courtyard.
The front door of the building is an early 19th-century solid oak carriage door replete with an arched stained glass transom and side lights recovered from a Beer Baron’s mansion in Ohio. The reception area and the two front executive offices feature the restored depression tin ceiling from the original building.
The walls of the reception area, the hallway, and Jim Boren’s office are wainscoted with late 18th-century eight-panel New Orleans cypress doors. Chicago brick floors were added to these areas to further the old New Orleans look. The upstairs features the restored red pine flooring and original red pine doors. It also has a balcony to which was added a wrought iron enclosure in the New Orleans style of the building.