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Jesse I. Santana

 My past experience as a prosecutor gives me a unique and invaluable set of skills that I bring to the defense of all my clients.  I know the tactics and strategies that law enforcement officers and prosecutors use to get convictions and I will fight to defend you at every stage of the criminal process.


My past experience as an insurance defense attorney gives me a unique and invaluable set of skills and insight that I bring to my clients and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases.  I know the tactics and strategies that insurance companies use in defending personal injury and wrongful death claims, and I will fight to obtain the maximum compensation for my clients and their families.


Bar Membership


Admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.


Education


GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, WASHINGTON D.C. Masters of Law in International and Comparative Law, May 1988


Honors and Activities:

Graduate Advisor of Georgetown Immigration Law Journal

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctor, May 1987


Honors and activities:

Best Written Brief Award in Moot Court Competition - 1985

Semi-Finalist in Advocate of the Year Competition - 1985

Co-chairman, La Raza Law Students Association - 1985-1986

Member of Philip C. Jessup-International Law Moot Court Team - 1986

Member of National Moot Court Team - 1986

Member of National Appellate Advocacy Team - 1987

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO Bachelor of Arts, May 1984

Major: Political Science

Minor: Speech and Drama

Honors and Activities:

Deans List: Fall 1983, Spring 1984

Forensic Team: Debate, Impromptu and After Dinner Speaking

Member of Student Law Union of Minorities


Experience


SANTANA  AND CARLOS LAW FIRM, P.C.

Partner  Yuba City, CA  June 2014 – Present

THE SANTANA LAW FIRM

Yuba City, CA  August 2011 – June 2014

BEACHAMP AND SANTANA LAW FIRM

Yuba City, CA  1995 – August 2011

CROSBY, HEAFEY, ROACH & MAY

Associate Attorney Oakland, CA July 1988-December 1992, March 1994-March 1995

FRESNO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

Deputy District Attorney Fresno, CA January 1993-February 1994

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT, CENTRAL STAFF

Judicial Extern San Francisco, CA Spring 1987

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW

Tutor San Francisco, CA Fall 1985-Spring 1987.

LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH W. CARICIONE, JR.

Law Clerk Redwood City, CA January-June 1987

LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM VEEN

Certified Law Clerk San Francisco, CA May-December 1986

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT - LAW AND MOTION DEPARTMENT

Judicial Extern San Francisco, CA Spring 1986


Memberships


California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Consumer Attorneys of California

Yuba-Sutter Bar Association


Publications


The Proverbial Catch-22: The Unconstitutionality of Section Five of the Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986, 25 Cal.W.L.Rev.1 (1998) Stop Prematurely and You Will Go Astray, A Judicial Blunder In Re Korean Air Lines Disaster of September 1, 1983, 13 Suffolk Transnational L.J. 135 (1989)

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