Law is my second career. I have an MFA from UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. I have worked as a university professor and an independent filmmaker. I directed two feature films. (Google my name - Jeanne Collachia - and find out all sorts of nefarious things about me.) My background in motion pictures, and creative writing helps me tell your story in a compelling way. My background in law enables me to apply the facts (your story) to the law so that I can persuade a court to give you the relief you seek.
I represent both appellants and respondents, but for some reason it is mostly would-be appellants who contact me. I have represented appellants in 16 appeals that were pursued from filing the Notice of Appeal through written opinion by the Court of Appeal. I have gotten 5 reversals. Each time that I have represented a respondent the Court of Appeal has affirmed. I pride myself on my ability to advocate clearly, simply, and effectively in plain English.
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I endorse this lawyer. From discussing cases with her, it is obvious that she is extremely knowledgeable about the procedural and substantive issues raised in her trial and appellate cases. She is exceptionally diligent, hard-working, and thorough in preparing her briefs and other written materials.
I endorse this lawyer. I am a workers' compensation attorney and needed the assistance of an experienced appellate attorney in a large death case to prepare a writ. I was pleased with Ms. Collachia and very impressed with the briefs.
Wm Berry Workers Compensation Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society||Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity||1998|
|First Honors Award Children and the Law||Loyola Law School||1998|
|Sole Practitioner||Law Office of Jeanne Collachia||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Marone Robinson Frederick & Foster||2003 - 2003|
|Associate||Kemalyan & Richland||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Appellate Forum - Linked In||member||2013 - Present|
|Reno Air Racing Assn., Inc. v. McCord 452 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2006)||reversal on an abuse of discretion standard - represented appellant|
|Marriage of Lafkas (2007) 153 Cal. App. 4th 1429||dismissed for lack of appellate jurisdiction|
|Ghadrdan v. Gorabi (2010) 182 Cal. App. 4th 416||affirmed - represented appellant|
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|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Underdogs Make Their Marks by Alan I. Cyrlin (an article about my case Reno Air Racing Assn. v. McCord)||2007|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Motion Picture / Television Production||MFA||N/A|