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About Jessica Atkinson

Jessica has been helping individuals be treated fairly by the Court system for several years. Jessica has come from the United States where she was previously a Public Defender in the State of California. There Jessica represented the indigent in Criminal Defence work and conducted several Trials. Jessica has been successful in gaining a Not Guilty plea during her trial work.

Prior to her career as a Criminal Defence advocate, Jessica represented parents’ rights as a parents’ attorney in Los Angeles, where Jessica fought for parents to maintain their rights to keep their children.

Jessica also has significant civil litigation experience and has conducted numerous civil Trials in her prior career.

Jessica has recently joined Hodge Jones and Allen, and is excited to be part of the Crime Team and to continue fighting for what’s right.

Memberships & Appointments

  • State Bar of California


  • Deputy Public Defender, Public Defender’s Office County of Kern, California, United States
  • Staff attorney, Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Associate attorney, Patenaude and Felix, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Associate attorney, Lawyers For Workplace Fairness, California, United States
  • Administrative Hearing Examiner, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, California, United States


  • University of West Los Angeles, Juris Doctorate
  • Florida Atlantic University, Bachelors Multimedia Journalism
Further Reading Criminal Defence