Gregory W. Jessner

Top rated Family Law attorney in Los Angeles, California

Phillips Jessner LLP
Gregory W. Jessner
Phillips Jessner LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1985

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

Phillips Jessner LLP

350 S. Grand Avenue
Suite 3550
Los Angeles, CA 90071 Visit website

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Gregory W. Jessner, a founding partner at Phillips Jessner LLP in Los Angeles, California, boasts an impressive track record of litigating complex family law cases across California. With a wealth of experience serving high net and ultra high net worth clients, he is well-versed in all facets of family law, including premarital and post-marital agreements, marital dissolutions, paternity suits and restraining order proceedings. His legal acumen and strategic approach have resulted in numerous successful trials and earned him recognition as an expert witness in malpractice actions against family law attorneys.

Among his many feats, Mr. Jessner received nationwide acclaim for leading the prosecution in a high-profile case against forty Aryan Brotherhood members – the most significant federal capital prosecution on record. He also secured successful convictions against two Jewish Defense League members for their planned bombing of the King Fahd Mosque in Culver City. Even in cases of exceptional complexity, he maintained an impeccable track record of triumphs in court.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Jessner earned his Bachelor of Arts with distinction in economics in 1982. In 1985, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where he was the proud recipient of the 1983 Moot Court Award for Best Brief. While there, he also served diligently as a research assistant to professors Melvin Eisenberg and Michael Traynor and excelled as an associate editor of the revered California Law Review. He was licensed in California in 1985.

Mr. Jessner began his legal journey as a deputy district attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office from 1985 to 1989. His exemplary legal skills and knowledge earned him a role as a trial advocacy instructor at the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute and multiple lecturing opportunities at the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Education. His unwavering commitment to justice and legal excellence inspires his colleagues.

Prior to co-founding Phillips Jessner LLP, Mr. Jessner served as a representative for the United States at the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. During his tenure, he held various astute managerial positions, including chief of the Criminal Complaints Section (1998-1999), deputy chief of the Major Crimes Section (1994-1998) and violent crime coordinator (1994-1998).

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Paternity

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.phillipsjessner.com/attorney/jessner-gregory-w/

Educational Background:
  • University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Honors: With Distinction & Honor Students Society, Member, 06/1982
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Trial Advocacy Instructor, Attorney General's Advocacy Institute
  • Lecturer in Numerous Courses, Department of Justice's Office of Legal Education
Honors/Awards:
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Director's Award for Superior Performance (Third-Highest Award in Department of Justice), United States Attorney's Office, Los Angeles, California
  • Recognized as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" every year since 2012
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Research Assistant to Professor Michael Traynor
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Research Assistant to Professor Melvin Eisenberg
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, 1983 Moot Court Award for Best Brief
  • Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty, United States Attorney's Office, Los Angeles, California
  • Supervisor, Special Achievement Award for Excellence, United States Attorney's Office, Los Angeles, California
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1985

Office location for Gregory W. Jessner

350 S. Grand Avenue
Suite 3550
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: 213-687-2650

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

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