Jessica Johnson focuses her work in the firm’s public agency and environmental law practices.
Jessica is an associate in the firm’s business department. Her practice involves assisting local public agencies comply with complex federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including Ralph M. Brown Act and agency ethics issues. Jessica works with individuals and businesses to address various land use, environmental, and transactional issues. Jessica also assists in civil litigation matters for agri-businesses and public agencies, and in unlawful detainer matters for private businesses and individuals. Some of her accomplishments include securing validation judgments for several public agency clients, and advising public agency clients on updates to the application of prevailing wage laws.
Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Jessica attended McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, where she excelled in water law and legal writing. She graduated with great distinction and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. At law school, she has enjoyed a wide variety of internship experience, including at the California Attorney General’s Office in the Land Use, Natural Resources, and Environmental Section, and a semester externship with Justice Ronald B. Robie at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. She also served on the board of the McGeorge Women’s Caucus and as an editor of the University of the Pacific Law Review.
A long-time native of Fresno, Jessica was a paralegal for eight years prior to law school. She currently serves as a member of the Membership Committee and the Central Valley Regional group for the Association for Women in Water, Energy, and the Environment.
- University of California, Santa Cruz, (B.S., Psychology, with Honors, 2005)
- University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., with Great Distinction, 2019)
- State Bar of California (2019)