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Jaclyn is an Associate Attorney at McDowall Cotter, APC. Her primary focus involves trust and estate administration and counseling individuals, families, trustees, corporations and limited liability companies in legal matters pertaining to Estate Planning and wealth preservation. Jaclyn also counsels small businesses regarding employment law, business succession planning, formation and organization.
Jaclyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology – Organizational Studies, focusing on political, social and economic organizations that comprise modern society. She later earned her Juris Doctorate degree and Legal Writing Concentration Certificate from Whittier College School of Law. Jaclyn was a recipient of an Academic Scholarship upon entering law school and the Dean’s Merit Scholarship in her second and third year of law school. She also received two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Legal Writing II and Aviation Law. During this time, Jaclyn was a member of the Whittier Law School Law Review. She also participated in the Street Law Program in Orange County, California, teaching juvenile delinquents and inner-city youth about law to heighten awareness of legal issues among high school level youth. In her last year, Jaclyn worked as a legal intern with the San Mateo County Superior Court, Family Law Facilitators, performing legal research for the family court judges and attorneys, drafting orders and assisting attorneys with document review.
Jaclyn serves as Secretary of the San Mateo County Bar Association, Barrister’s Section, an organization of new lawyers committed to professional growth, advocating for its members and actively participating in local community outreach programs. She is also an active participant in the San Mateo County Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Section. Jaclyn is a member of the State Bar of California.
Jaclyn was admitted to practice in the State of California in 2009.
In addition to her practice of law, Jaclyn shares her time with her husband, Blair, and new baby boy, Nico. She enjoys being outdoors and is active in Pilates, yoga and cycling. She enjoys traveling and has studied abroad in Italy at the Universita’ per Stranieri in Siena, Italy and Toulouse, France at the University of Toulouse. In addition to her native English, she speaks conversational Russian and Italian.
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|Associate Attorney||McDowall Cotter, APC||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Mateo County Bar Association - Barristers||Vice President||2014 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association - Barristers||Treasurer||2013 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association - Barrister's||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Whittier Coll Sol||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Univ Of California Davis||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs||Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs||2013|
|Medi-Cal: Planning for and Understanding Long Term Care||The workshop provides an overview on Medi-Cal and highlights issues pertaining to exempt and non-exempt assets, eligibility and planning for the needs of long term care.||2013|
|McDowall Cotter, APC||Password Protected = Password Lost||2013|
|Hot Lunch Tuesday - Business Roundtable||How do we avoid the wage and hour lawsuit. Understanding Independent Contractors, Non-Exempt, Lunch Break requirements, and recordkeeping with an emphasis on the new laws in 2013||2013|
|Getting the Most from Social Security, Sponsored by Principal Financial Group||Truths and Myths About Estate Planning||2013|
|Cloudera, Inc.||Truths and Myths About Estate Planning||2013|
|Medi-Cal: Planning for and Understanding Long-Term Care||The workshop provides an overview on Medi-Cal and highlights issues pertaining to exempt and non-exempt assets, eligibility and planning for the needs of long term care.||2012|