Jessica A. Mejorado

Associate | Fresno

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jmejorado@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 559.431.5600
Fax: 559.261.9366
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Overview

Jessica A. Mejorado is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Fresno office. She provides legal advice and litigation support to local government clients in a variety of aspects of municipal law.

Experience

Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Ms. Mejorado served as a law fellow focusing on legal research and writing briefs to accompany petitions for veterans benefits to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. She also advocated on behalf of veterans to military boards for discharge upgrades. She was instrumental in client interviews and case assessment in health law, intellectual property law, and complex civil litigation in her past roles. She was also an extern for Judge Consuelo Marshall of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Education

Ms. Mejorado earned her Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Ms. Mejorado received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Local Agencies Can Recover Costs Associated With Redacting Video Footage Under The Public Records Act

By: Manuel MartinezJessica Mejorado-

February 2019 Number 8 Rarely are state and local government agencies permitted to charge for the labor that goes into responding to a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request. In National Lawyers Guild v. City of Hayward (2018) 27 Cal.App.5th 937, the First District Court of Appeal held that the City of Hayward was entitled to reimbursement of costs associated with necessary redactions of body camera footage to produce the non-exempt portions of footage requested under the CPRA. This...

Records Requesters May Recover Attorney Fees in Reverse-CPRA Actions

By: Manuel MartinezJessica Mejorado-

August 2018 Number 35 The stakes of asking a court to halt the disclosure of documents sought under a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request just got higher for private parties. California appellate courts have handed down a pair of decisions holding that private parties who sue to prevent the government agency from disclosing their personal information may be required to pay the requester's attorney fees if they lose. Background The CPRA requires public entities to disclose p...

The Rising Costs of the Public Records Act

By: Manuel MartinezJessica Mejorado-

This podcast addresses the tension between protecting personal information and the obligation to disclose public records. Striking the wrong balance may burden either the local agency, or the individual employee, with significant costs. Hear how best to contend with the money pitfalls of the CPRA.