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Jessica joined Carmel & Naccasha in 2022 and assists clients in complex litigation and business matters.
Prior to joining Carmel & Naccasha, Jessica worked in the Complex Commercial Litigation practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Silicon Valley office for seven years. During her time at Weil, Jessica advised clients on a variety of litigation matters across multiple industries, including commercial disputes, copyright, trade secrets, contract disputes, securities, consumer fraud, employee mobility, bankruptcy, and business torts. Jessica also counseled clients in internal investigations related to employee matters and potential business disputes, represented clients in mediation and arbitration, and offered counsel to clients regarding the litigation risk in mergers and acquisitions.
Jessica devoted a significant portion of her practice at Weil to pro bono matters, including reviewing case files for the Innocence Project to help process their backlog of potential claims. Over several years, she reviewed hundreds of case files. Jessica also represented a man incarcerated at California’s Pelican Bay State Penitentiary in connection with a free exercise of religion claim.
Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Mary’s College of California, and later attended University of San Francisco School of Law where she graduated in 2012.
Jessica and her husband, Brian, have three very energetic daughters (5.5-year-old twins and 2.5-year-old). In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, gardening, reading a good book, and cooking.
- The State Bar of California
California; United States District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California; United States Supreme Court
- University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D. 2012), Cum Laude
- Honors and Awards:
- McAuliffe Honor Society (3 years)
- CALI Award for Excellence (highest grade) in Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, and Juvenile Law
- Advocate of the Year award winner in 2011
- Saint Mary’s College of California (B.A. in English, 2009), Cum Laude