Jessica obtained her J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law, and her B.A. in political science from UCLA. She is admitted to the bars of the States of California and New York. Prior to launching her own practice, she practiced for over a decade with a firm in New York City. Jessica is fluent in Russian and proficient in Italian.
After ten years in New York City, Jessica is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area and servicing her community.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
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