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.
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.
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.
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.
The CPRA requires public entities to disclose p...