Jacob Thorne grew up an only child on a farm and was sent to boarding school at a young age. His working class background plays a major role in his competitiveness and moralistic views of right and wrong. He is aggressive in the courtroom, and butts heads at times with Alesha, but he recognises her strengths and has demonstrated significant trust in her. He is fiercely intelligent and performs well at his job, and had to work hard to get where he is. He is also something of a player. Jake can be unpredictable, and keeps his private life very much to himself. While this tends to keep Alesha guessing, they work very well together.