Jessica is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in the representation of legal professionals. She counsels attorneys and law firms on law practice management and ethics issues, represents attorneys in State Bar matters, and devotes the majority of her practice to defending lawyers in litigated matters. Jessica is certified as a Legal Malpractice Specialist by the State Bar of California. She served as the chair and co-chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Legal Malpractice Section from 2001 through 2008. She frequently speaks and writes on issues affecting attorneys.

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P: 415-397-2222
F: 415-397-6392


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Professional Profile

Academics, Admissions & Professional Recognition

Academics

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1993
  • Oberlin College, B.A. in Art History, 1987

Admissions

  • Member, California State Bar
  • Certified Specialist, Legal Malpractice, 2012
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Legal Malpractice Section
Professional & Civic Involvement
  • State Bar Certified Legal Specialist — Legal Malpractice Law
  • “Northern California Super  Lawyer” in Professional Liability Defense, 2014
  • Co-Chair of Legal Malpractice Section of Bar Association of San Francisco, 2001-2008
Publications
  • Co-Author, Law Firms & In-House, Privilege, California Lawyer, May 2015
  • Co-Author, Mandatory Fee Arbitration, California Lawyer, January 2010
Presentations
  • Program Chair, “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” Fall 2014, ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference, San Francisco, California
  • Co-Presenter, Ethical Risk Management for the Family Law Attorney, California State Bar Webinar, June 2012
  • Co-Presenter, Case Law Developments, ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference, Boston, 2011
  • Co-Presenter, Defending Against the Pro se Plaintiff-Is it Really Easier? ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference, New York, 2006

Areas of Expertise

  • Representation of lawyers
  • Ethics
  • Law practice management

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