Julia Mezhinsky Jayne is a founding partner of Jayne Law Group, P.C. (formerly, Campbell & Jayne LLP).
Ms. Jayne is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer who concentrates her practice on both white collar and general criminal defense in felony and misdemeanor cases. She represents a broad array of individuals and small companies in state and federal court, at the investigative, pre-trial, and trial stages. Her successes range from outright case dismissals to extremely favorable plea agreements. Ms. Jayne also has extensive jury trial experience in both state and federal court. Ms. Jayne is committed to making sure each client is satisfied with the result of his/her case. She has handled several newsworthy and high-profile cases.
Her white collar criminal defense matters include prosecutions involving mail and wire fraud violations, securities fraud (insider trading), bank fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering, alien harboring, money smuggling, antitrust, immigration crimes, false statements, identity theft, criminal contempt, tax evasion, and prosecutions with significant asset forfeiture implications.
Ms. Jayne’s experience in general criminal defense runs the gamut — from violent felonies and vehicular manslaughter to drug possession and sales, sexual assault, firearms offenses, juvenile offenses, theft and fraud cases, robbery, burglary, and driving under the influence.
Before founding her own firms, Ms. Jayne served as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County. There, she tried a variety of misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases. In her role as a prosecutor, she filed criminal charges, negotiated thousands of cases, and independently tried over 30 jury trials. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Jayne worked as a civil litigator at Larson • King in San Francisco. Thereafter, Ms. Jayne worked as a white collar criminal defense attorney and civil litigator at Sideman & Bancroft LLP, where she was involved in the representation of several high-profile white collar criminal defense clients.
Ms. Jayne also served as a legal intern to the Organized Crime Strike Force for the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Office in San Francisco. She is also an adjunct professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law since 2003.
Languages Spoken: Russian
Licensed since 1999
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|President||Jayne Law Group, P.C.||2006 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||U.C. Hastings College Of The Law||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Sideman & Bancroft||2003 - 2006|
|Associate Attorney||Larson King LLP||2002 - 2003|
|Deputy District Attorney||Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office||1999 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Business Leadership Council||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Advisor||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Outgoing Chair||2012 - 2013|
|American Bar Association||Bay Area Women White Collar Defense Attorneys||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Executive Committee Member||2007 - Present|
|Criminal Justice Act||Panel Member||2005 - Present|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Webinar||Opening Statements: Tips of the Trade||2014|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Reverse Engineering: Laying the Seeds for Sentencing from the Very Beginning of the Case||2014|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Conducting Direct Exam Like a Veteran||2013|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Defending Domestic Violence cases||2013|