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Jessica Katherine Stern

Jessica Katherine Stern

also known as Jessica Stern

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Immigration, Appeals

About Me


Handling any criminal matter in Georgia or immigration courts nationwide, Jessica has the reputation of pushing the envelope and challenging common practices in order to uphold and protect one’s constitutional rights and the basic principles of fairness. A person is not defined by the worst thing they (may) have done in life.


 


Jessica has litigated well over a thousand felony cases.  She has done careful investigation and skillful research, along with strategic negotiations with dozens of government attorneys.  She maintains effective client communication.  She's argued hundreds of motions arguments before different judges, and she confidently has the willingness to force the state to prove its case at a jury trial. 


 


Jessica not only views successes in the trials and motions she has won, but also in the dismissals and reductions, in arguments that change a judge’s view on a sentencing statute or evidentiary law, and most importantly in the overall satisfaction of her clients.


 


Jessica is on the board of the Atlanta Bar Association's Women in the Profession and Criminal Law sections, a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.


 


She is admitted to practice in any Georgia Superior Court, the GA Court of Appeals, the GA Supreme Court, the United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, and Immigration Courts nationwide.  


 


Education


J.D., Northeastern University School of Law


B.A., University of Central Florida, magna cum laude


 


Specialties


Criminal Defense; Immigration Deportation Defense; Reformative Justice; Appeals; Rehabilitative programs; Georgia sentencing issues; Padilla Consultations 


 




 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Immigration: 45%
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
  3. Appeals: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Mark Andrew Begnaud

    Jessica is a highly skilled lawyer with the intelligence, experience, and unique skill set that make her an invaluable advocate for any client. I would refer anybody with immigration or serious felony issues to Jessica; I endorse her without reservation.

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    Mark Begnaud Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Nathan Bernstein

    Jessica is an extremely talented attorney who will fight for her clients all the way to the Court of Appeals. She is also highly qualified in the arena of Immigration law where she will relentlessly pursue justice on behalf of her clients. I would not hesitate in endorsing this attorney.

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    Eric Bernstein DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

STERN Law, LLC

1100 Spring Street NW
Suite 460
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200806/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Training Certification AwardSouthern Public Defender Training Program2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Staff AttorneyAtlanta Judicial Circuit Public Defenders Office2008 - 2011
Legal ClerkUS Army JAG Corps2007 - 2007
Legal Clerk/InvestigatorSouthern Center for Human Rights2006 - 2007
Judicial clerkMiddlesex Juvenile Court2006 - 2006
ParalegalOrange County Public Defender2004 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionBoard Member, At Large2012 - Present
Georgia Association for Women LawyersMember2011 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers SectionN/A2011 - Present
Building Locally to Organize for Community Safety (BLOCS)Member2009 - 2010
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2003 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2008
University of Central FloridaPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts2005