I am a very fortunate person in that I absolutely love what I do! I play a role in making peoples' dreams come true by helping them immigrate to the United States. I also keep families together by defending people who are facing deportation. Lastly, I defend people who have been charged with crimes ranging from petty theft and drug crimes, to murder.
I passionately fight for my clients rights everyday. It is truly an honor and pleasure to serve my clients. I went to law school to be able to help people--common, everyday people--and I am blessed to say that I have a positive impact on peoples' lives.
One thing my clients notice from the beginning is that I truly care about each of of my clients, their cases, and their lives. Also, I am very honest in my case evaluations. My clients value my straight forward approach instead of empty promises and sugar coating. Lastly, I have a stellar reputation in the legal community. I was a National Champion Trial Advocate while at the University of San Diego School of Law, and now I use those award-winning courtroom skills in order to get the best possible results for my clients.
I offer competitive fees, and flexible no-interest payment plans. I accept all major credit cards, cash, or checks.
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|San Diego County Top Attorneys - Immigration||San Diego Daily Transcript||2014|
|Order of Barristers||University of San Diego School of Law||2008|
|American Board of Trial Advocates Award||University of San Diego School of Law||2008|
|Third Place||American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy Competition||2008|
|Kathy Payne Scholarship||Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association||2007|
|Delroy Richardson Endowed Law Scholarship||University of San Diego School of Law||2007|
|First Place||San Diego Defense Lawyers National Mock Trial Competition||2007|
|Kathy Payne Scholarship||Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association||2006|
|Attorney||San Diego Office of Assigned Counsel||2014 - Present|
|Owner and Managing Partner||The Law Office of Jamahl C. Kersey, Esq.||2010 - Present|
|Graduate Law Clerk||San Diego District Attorney's Office||2009 - 2009|
|Associate||Trachtman & Trachtman||2009 - 2010|
|Certified Legal Intern||San Diego District Attorney's Office||2007 - 2008|
|Judicial Intern||San Diego Superior Court, The Honorable Steven R. Denton||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Balestreri, Pendelton & Potocki||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Justicia Criminal Defense Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - 2012|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Black Law Students Association||President||2008 - 2008|
|La Raza Students Law Students Association||Member||2006 - 2008|
|People vs. Salgado||Charged with First Degree Murder, ultimately Convicted of Second Degree Murder|
|Hector Aguiluz-Pineda v. Holder||Petition for Review Granted|
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|San Diego County Bar Association - New Lawyer Division For the Record||On the Stand - Jamahl Kersey||2014|
|University of San Diego Torero Network||Featured Torero||2012|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|San Diego State University||Spanish Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|USD Law Career Services Lunch Presentation||Starting a Solo Practice||2014|
|Neighborhood Law School||Immigration Law: Navigating the System and Where to Get Help||2014|
|Immigration Justice Project Volunteer Lawyer Training||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2014|
|Recent Developments in Criminal Immigration||Criminal Defense/Immigration||2013|
|Immigration||Know Your Rights||2012|