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Judge Carol Thomas-Jacobs Esq., one of Willikies’ finest daughters, was recently confirmed as a judge of the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands – St. Thomas/St. John District.
The investiture ceremony was held at the Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Center in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.
Judge Thomas-Jacobs’ 20-year career with the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice began as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division before becoming the head of the Civil Division.
In 2016, she was appointed Deputy Attorney General, and in 2020, Chief Deputy Attorney General.
In January 2023, she was appointed Acting Attorney General, and in March 2023, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. nominated her to be a judge of the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands.
The 35th Legislature unanimously confirmed her nomination on April 14th, 2023. During the investiture ceremony, Judge Thomas-Jacobs was highly commended for her intellect, understanding of law, and outstanding work in the Department of Justice.
She was introduced to the robing ceremony by her daughter, Cajay. The presiding judge, Debra Smith-Watlington, praised Judge Thomas-Jacobs’ dedication to her craft, professionalism, work ethic, intelligence, temperament, courage, confidence, and affinity for tennis.
In her response, Judge Thomas-Jacobs thanked her husband, Terrance, for being her ‘anchor’, as she could not have managed motherhood and a demanding career without his support.
She spoke about her upbringing in Willikies, of being the last, shortest, and presumably the weakest of nine children, and how it taught her negotiation skills from an early age. Judge Carol is married to Terrance Jacobs and is the mother of two children, Cajay Jacobs and Jaydan Jacobs.