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Jessica Agnich


Jessica Agnich is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has represented over a thousand clients charged with criminal cases. She has a reputation with judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clients as a zealous advocate on behalf of her clients.

Jessica has been practicing law since 2005 and has handled every type of case from simple misdemeanors to serious murder charges. She has achieved Not Guilty verdicts and dismissals for charges ranging from domestic violence to murder. Jessica does not shy away from jury trial, when necessary, and is not afraid of difficult or serious cases. See just a few of Jessica's case results.

Jessica is a certified specialist in criminal law certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Certified specialists must demonstrate a competency in their area of practice that goes above and beyond that of the normal legal practitioner. The application process requires that the attorney pass a written examination and receive favorable evaluations by other attorneys and judges. Less than 500 of the over 250,000 attorneys in California are legal specialists in criminal law, and Jessica is one of only a few criminal law specialists in San Mateo county. See the California State Bar website for additional information about legal specialization.

In addition to being a skilled advocate in court, Jessica always puts her clients first. She consistently brings commitment, compassion, and determination to the representation of her clients. See what former clients have to say about working with Jessica.

Jessica has also served as faculty for the California Public Defenders Association trial skills academy, and volunteers at Golden Gate University School of Law for moot court and mock trial programs.

Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of California, 2005
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, 2005
    Juris Doctor (JD), Highest Honors
    Criminal Law Specialization
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, 2001
    Bachelor of Arts, College Honors

Professional Associations

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • California Public Defender’s Association (CPDA)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)

Practice Areas


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