Jessica A. Mejorado is an associate at Lozano Smith's Fresno office. Ms. Mejorado provides a wide array of services to the firm's municipal clients.
Ms. Mejorado serves as Deputy County Counsel for Madera County, City Associate Attorney for the City of Chowchilla, and Deputy City Attorney for the City of Chowchilla. In her roles she has had extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation specializing in technology based contracts, litigation, tribal law issues, compliance matters, and is skilled in drafting zoning and regulatory ordinances. She also serves as general counsel for Biola Community Services District and First 5 Madera County handling personnel matters, board governance issues, and development items. Ms. Mejorado has litigated in federal and state court on behalf of local municipalities and has experience with administrative hearings and criminal proceedings.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Ms. Mejorado served as a law fellow focusing on legal research and writing briefs to accompany petitions for veterans benefits to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. She also advocated on behalf of veterans to military boards for discharge upgrades. She was instrumental in client interviews and case assessment in health law, intellectual property law, and complex civil litigation in her past roles. She was also an extern for Judge Consuelo Marshall of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Ms. Mejorado earned her Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Ms. Mejorado received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester.
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