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Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles. She then obtained Juris Doctor from University of La Verne, College of Law and was admitted to California State Bar that same year.


During law school, Jessica interned at California Department of Justice, Business and Tax Section.  Since passing the California State Bar, She gained experience in handling Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Immigration Law, and DUI cases.

Prior to joining Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown, LLP in May of 2022, Jessica represented mostly plaintiffs and applicants. Because she has experience on both sides, she is more equipped to resolve cases expeditiously and aggressively.

Jessica is an Associate in our Newport Beach office.

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GEORGE JONES received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii in 1980 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco in 1992, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the USF Maritime Law Journal.  George was admitted to the California Bar in 1992.  


George Jones has been practicing maritime law for over 25 years in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area and has significant experience litigating a wide variety of maritime claims including Jones Act, USL&H/DBA, cargo, vessel liability and general insurance claims. 

Prior to joining Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown, George served as Vice-President of one of the nation’s premier maritime adjusting firms. Prior to that, George managed his own law firm, Jones Maritime Law, APC, which specialized in maritime personal injury litigation, including Jones Act, USL&H and DBA matters. George is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in California. He is a Proctor of Admiralty Member of the Maritime Law Association of the US. George is also A/V Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest independent, peer review rating awarded for excellence in both competency and ethics. 

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