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Jo-Anna M. Nieves

Jo-Anna M. Nieves

The Nieves Law Firm, APC
Attorney At Law
Oakland, CA, USA


Jo-Anna Nieves graduated from The Florida State University in 2005 with two Bachelors degrees in Multinational Business and Finance. Thereafter, she attended Florida State University College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate in May 2009.  Ms. Nieves interned with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office in 2008 where she gained experience in the arraignment of misdemeanor and domestic violence offenses, the prosecution of Adult Sexual Assault crimes, and felony preliminary hearings and was offered a full-time position upon completion of law school. She also worked at the State Attorney's Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit in Leon County, FL where she chaired numerous felony trials including the prosecution of animal cruelty, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, battery on a law enforcement officer, and attempted murder charges.

Ms. Nieves passed the California Bar in 2009 and began her post-bar legal career at the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office where she prepared misdemeanor cases for trial, negotiated plea offers, argued suppression motions, built a rapport with members of the legal community, and further developed her trial advocacy skills. Two years later, she accepted a position as a trial attorney at Mandarich Law Group, LLP, a creditor’s rights law practice, where she effectively litigated over 400 cases by reaching favorable resolutions for Plaintiff by way of settlement prior to trial and maintaining a success rate of 95% for over 100 cases that were decided at trial.  She then formed The Nieves Law Firm, APC in order to help those accused of crimes successfully navigate the legal process.

Ms. Nieves is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association's Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program and the Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee. She has served as the Chair of the ACBA Barristers Section Executive Committee and on the ACBA Board of Directors.  She volunteers as a mock trial coach for El Centro Legal de la Raza’s Youth Law Academy, has been named a 2016 Rising Star SuperLawyer, is a 2017 Lawyer of Distinction and has recently been honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the Alameda County Bar Association.

Jo-Anna M. Nieves is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Mechanics of Practice: Billing, Types of Client Engagement, and Financial Arrangements - Incubator Boot Camp: Tools for New Lawyers Looking to Go Solo, Monday, February 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Mechanics of Practice: Billing, Types of Client Engagement, and Financial Arrangements - Mechanics of Practice: Billing, Types of Client Engagement, and Financial Arrangements, Monday, February 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Mechanics of Practice: Billing, Types of Client Engagement, and Financial Arrangements - Mechanics of Practice: Billing, Types of Client Engagement, and Financial Arrangements, Monday, February 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Mechanics of Practice: Billing, Types of Client Engagement, and Financial Arrangements - Mechanics of Practice: Billing, Types of Client Engagement, and Financial Arrangements, Monday, February 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Incubator Boot Camp: Tools for New Lawyers Looking to Go Solo, Wednesday, March 01, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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