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Jessica Claire McElfresh

DUI and DWI Attorney at Encinitas, CA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Jessica C. McElfresh, Jessica McElfresh


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About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Experienced at handling drug, marijuana, and other criminal cases with optimal outcomes.

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

Jessica McElfresh is a San Diego criminal defense lawyer and founding attorney at McElfresh Law, Inc. Her practice areas include all types of criminal defense including drug and marijuana crimes. She is devoted to defending the rights and protecting the futures of her clients. An aggressive and dedicated defense attorney, Jessica is also involved in drug policy reform. Jessica has taught educational programs for other lawyers and authored proposed ordinances and ballot initiatives to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. She currently serves as the Community Director for the San Diego Chapter of the NORML Women’s Alliance.

Jessica is a summa cum laude graduate of Scripps College and received her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Honor Scholarship recipient. While attending law school, she interned with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, where she gained valuable experience in analyzing search and seizure issues. Jessica is a current member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the California Public Defenders Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of San Diego. She has been sought out for her legal commentary by media outlets including The Los Angeles Times, The San Diego U-T, NBC, KPBS, and more.

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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/02/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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McElfresh Law, Inc.
531 Encinitas Blvd
Ste 111
Encinitas, CA, 92024

Reviews

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Posted by Jerry | February 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great cannabis law expert
Hands down one of only few attorneys I’ve met with great depth of knowledge regarding mmj laws and businesses. We initially consulted with her before deciding the direction of our new company and since then she has helped numerous occasions, without question. Very professional, very knowledgeable, easy to work with, definitely recommend for cannabis law.
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Response from Jessica McElfresh March 22, 2018
Thanks so much, Jerry! Glad we could be of assistance. - Jessica
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
She provided a full picture of the situation and promised to work to her fullest capabilities to ensure that no charges were filed. The case never made it to the prosecutor's office. Atty. also did her best to make sure that a reasonable disciplinary measure was passed. Atty. McElfresh explained the process and possible options to us thoroughly and was always quick in replying whenever we had a question. We recommend her to anyone looking for a criminal defense lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly exceptional and qualified lawyer
Atty Jessica is the best. She helps us to calm down and understand the process and get the best result. Give your full trust and she will deliver. We will definitely recommend her. Very professional.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Jessica is an exceptional attorney, extremely knowledgeable, reliable and great at explaining the often hard to understand charges and legal terms. In simple words she explained to me what I was charged with and the options I had in dealing with my case. What I appreciate the most about Jessica is that she demonstrates a passion for criminal defense and is committed to providing quality and cost effective representation. Should anyone one in my family, close friend, co-worker or other be in the need for legal representation I would encourge them to contact Jessica.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McElfresh Law, Inc.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lake APC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Contract Attorney
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Law Office of Jessica C. McElfresh
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Certifed Legal Intern
  • Office of the District Attorney San Diego County
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Intern
  • San Diego City Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • Scripps College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Cannabis Industry Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Cannabis Industry Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • NORML Women's Alliance
  • Community Director
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
  • Recognition Award
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Criminal Clinic Intern
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Marijuana Business Law in California Seminar
  • Federal Responses to California Marijuana Law
  • 2017
  • San Diego Growers' Expo
  • Medical Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act
  • 2016
  • San Diego Growers Expo
  • Medical Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act
  • 2016
  • Panel
  • Ask Mom About Marijuana 101
  • 2016
  • Cannabis Business Summit
  • Cannabis Industry & Business
  • 2016
  • Medical Cannabis Law in San Diego
  • Medical Marijuana Law
  • 2010
  • Adjustment of Status for U Visa Holders
  • Adjustment of Status for U Visa Holders
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Jessica
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is a very smart lawyer, very easy to speak with, and gets the job done. I endorse this lawyer for criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Business Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Encinitas DUI and DWI Lawyer Jessica Claire McElfresh
Jessica Claire McElfresh
DUI and DWI Attorney
Encinitas, CA
Licensed for 13 years
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