Jeanine Strong has been a Certified Appellate Law Specialist (State Bar Board of Legal Specialization) since 2005. Her practice includes both civil and criminal writs and appeals.
She is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Jeanie has handled appeals in every state appellate district in California.
Jeanie received her J.D. from the University of Iowa, College of Law in 1986, with distinction. She served as Articles Editor on the Iowa Law Review and was the author of both a note and a comment. In 1983 she received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in Economics.
Her legal career began in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit where she was a staff attorney from 1987 to 1989. She moved to San Francisco and joined Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, where she was an associate in the litigation group from 1989 to 1991. In 1992, she began writing and editing the California Tort Reporter, now a West publication, until the journal was taken in-house.
In 2005, she became a Certified Appellate Specialist, California State Bar Board of Specialization. Her practice has focuses on writs and appeals, both civil and criminal, but her work in a case often begins at the trial court level, consulting with trial lawyers and drafting dispositive motions, motions in limine, trial briefs, and post-trial motions. She has excellent analytic and research skills and is knowledgeable in a broad range of subjects.
From 2007 until 2014, Jeanie was a member of the Appellate Courts Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and co-chair of the committee from 2008-2012. She has authored program materials and been a panelist in numerous continuing education activities. She has taught legal writing and appellate advocacy at the Monterey College of Law since 1996. In 2005, she was named "Professor of the Year." She also serves as a Judge Pro Tem on the Monterey County Superior Court, Small Claims.