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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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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  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

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    Jess is a fantastic lawyer who truly cares about her clients. She will work tirelessly for their cause to achieve the results they desire. I endorse her without hesitation.

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    Brian Hobbs Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Jennifer Brooke Gore-Cuthbert

    Jessica is a great attorney who displays great compassion for her clients and their delicate criminal and immigration issues. She is a pleasure to work with. I would and have referred clients to her!

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Contact info

STERN Law, LLC

1100 Spring Street NW
Suite 770
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2003 - Present
Building Locally to Organize for Community Safety (BLOCS)Member2009 - 2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Central FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005