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Jessica C. McElfresh

858-756-7107
Jessica Claire McElfresh
McElfresh Law, Inc.
646 Valley Avenue Ste C2
Solana Beach, CA 92075
www.criminallawyersandiego.com
Phone: 858-756-7107
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Jessica C. McElfresh

Lifetime Member

About Jessica C. McElfresh

Jessica C. McElfresh is a San Diego attorney specializing in medical marijuana law, policy, and government regulation and permitting.  She has worked with numerous collectives and businesses in the medical marijuana industry, including representing several clients to successful applications for licenses to operate licensed dispensaries in the City of San Diego.  Ms. McElfresh has also authored s... read more »

Biography

Jessica C. McElfresh is a San Diego attorney specializing in medical marijuana law, policy, and government regulation and permitting.  She has worked with numerous collectives and businesses in the medical marijuana industry, including representing several clients to successful applications for licenses to operate licensed dispensaries in the City of San Diego.  Ms. McElfresh has also authored several local ballot initiatives and served on a mayoral working group to regulate medical marijuana. 

Ms. McElfresh is also a criminal defense attorney, focusing on narcotics and drug cases, search and seizure law, assault and battery, arson, domestic violence, asset forfeiture, theft, fraud, marijuana and prescription drug DUIs, and more.

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Contact Information

Jessica C. McElfresh -
McElfresh Law, Inc.
646 Valley Avenue Ste C2
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 858-756-7107
  • Mobile: 858-248-2901
  • Fax: 858-225-6700

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Land Use and Zoning28.00%
Real Estate Law20.00%
Business Law20.00%
Criminal Defense8.00%
Civil Trial Law4.00%
Administrative Law4.00%
Local Government Law4.00%
Marijuana Defense4.00%
Landlord-Tenant Law4.00%
Commercial Real Estate Law4.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
California Member in Good Standing 2009

Work Experience

Position Duration
McElfresh Law, Inc. 2011 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of San Diego School of Law Law J.D. 2009
Scripps College Spanish Literature B.A. 2005

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member California Cannabis Industry Association 2014 – present
Member National Cannabis Industry Association 2014 – present
Member California Attorneys for Criminal Justice 2012 – present
Member Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego 2012 – present
Community Director NORML Women's Alliance - San Diego Chapter 2012 – present
Member Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court 2011 – present
Lifetime Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2010 – present
Member Lawyers Club of San Diego 2009 – present
Member San Diego County Bar Association 2009 – present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Member California DUI Lawyers Association present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Honor Award Casa Cornelia Law Center 2010

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Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

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Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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An Update on California Workplace Marijuana Protection Bills

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