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Jennie Espada

Federal and State Criminal Attorney. PRACDL and NACDL Active Member.

Jennie Mariel Espada, Esq.

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE: Private Practice of Law, San Juan, P.R.

Criminal law  Criminal   Justice Act Panel Attorney

Sociedad para Asistencia Legal de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, P.R.

June 2007- Oct 2011                                                Defender I

Representing indigent persons in felony cases.  Litigating every stage of the case from the preliminary hearing, suppression and other dispositive hearings, discovery, negotiating and or going to trial by jury or bench trial.

July 2004- November 2006                                    LawClerk, Jorge Armenteros Law Firm

Prepared legal documents, filing, investigating and any other task required by the office attorneys.

Nov. 1997- July 2004                                                  Human Resources Administrator, Fervill Company, Inc.

Handled all issues pertaining employees, keeping the company up to legal requirements, hiring, preparing employee manuals and job descriptions.

June 1994- Apr. 1996                                                  Operations Manager, Centro Tomográfico Oncológico

Coordinated patient studies from Oncologic Hospital and other centers within Centro Medico, transcribed studies, supervised escort personnel and liaison between physicians and our office.

EDUCATION:  May 2006                                             Interamerican University School of

Law, Hato Rey, P.R.

Juris Doctor Cum Laude

July 1997                                                                        Interamerican University

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science (Anthropology)

September 1990                                                    Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Anthropology/Latin-American Cultural Studies Major

ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

January 2007                                               Admitted to Puerto Rico’s Bar

Association                                                    #16340          

November 2007                                            Admitted to Federal Bar # 225003

December 2011-Present                   Member of PRACDL Board of Directors,

Member CLE Committee, which is the
source of most continued legal education for criminal defense attorneys
practicing in federal court.

April 2012                                          Trial Skills Academy for Federal Defenders:
California Western School of Law,San Diego, California

June 2012                                           Death Penalty Seminar: Gerry Spence Trial College Dubois, Wyoming

July 2012                                            DefenseAdvocacy training to University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law
undergraduate students. Instructed students in different techniques that make
criminal defense advocacy successful, as well as critiqued and evaluated
student performance for upcoming litigation competitions. Program Director:
Rafe Foreman, Esq.

July 2012                                           VoirDire Seminar: National Association for Criminal

Defense Attorneys                                            San Francisco, California.

September 2012                                  Defense Advocacy training to University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law
undergraduate students. Instructed students in different techniques that make
criminal defense advocacy successful, as well as critiqued and evaluated
student performance for upcoming litigation competitions. Program Director:
Rafe Foreman, Esq.

Oct 2012                                             Evaluatorin Trial Advocacy Competition sponsored by the Interamerican University of
Puerto Rico School of Law

2013-PRESENT                                 Criminal Defense Lawyer

 

Languages:

 

Computer Skills:

 

Legal Research:

Spanish, English Fluent

Microsoft Office

Microjuris, Lexis and Westlaw

Think Team for your defense.

Espada, Miñana & Pedrosa Law Offices PSC- Abogados-Notarios serves clients in San Juan and throughout all of Puerto Rico.