Jessica Kondrick is an associate with Sandler Lasry Laube Byer & Valdez. A native of San Diego, Jessica attended Brown University for her undergraduate education and obtained her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Before starting with the firm in the fall of 2013, she was a law clerk at the California Department of Transportation and at several private firms. Jessica’s areas of practice include civil litigation, real estate and commercial disputes, and general business litigation.
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. 2013
Brown University, B.A., double concentration, Urban Studies & History of Art and Architecture, 2007
Associate, Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP
Post-Bar Civil Litigation Fellow
September 2013- October 2015
Performed research and writing for business litigation, employment, eminent domain, condemnation, probate, construction, real estate and other civil litigation matters. Trial preparation, discovery disputes, pro bono representation, and advance litigation skills training including law and motion, written discovery, depositions, and trial work. First-chaired evidentiary hearing heard by County Commissioner. Have regular and substantive client and expert contact.
Legal Intern, California Department of Transportation
Performed legal research within real estate, employment and catastrophic personal injury practice areas. Drafted demurrers, motions to strike, motions for summary judgment, and opposition to motion to consolidate. Attended depositions and mediation sessions.
Legal Assistant, Law Office of H. Paul Kondrick
Fall 2010- Spring 2013
Performed legal research and wrote briefs/memoranda, regarding commercial title insurance company’s breach of fiduciary duty/ contract claims; invalidity of testamentary transfer to care custodian, employment discrimination claim; judicial foreclosure; Facebook privacy.
Analyst, Bay Area Economics
Emeryville, CA 2008-2010
Performed economic and demographic research relating to urban decay studies, E.I.R.’s, workforce housing strategies, and retail analyses within urban economics consulting firm. Wrote case studies for affordable housing and transit-oriented development throughout California. Published 2010 NASA Ames Economic Benefit Study. Projects included: BART Extension to Livermore, CA (E.I.R.), Oakland Habitat for Humanity Market Study, and Local Economic Impact Study for Port of Oakland Truck Management Plan.
North American Language Fellow, Ministry of Education and Science, Spanish Government
Taught English in two public elementary schools in Huesca, Spain.
Participant, NITA Pacific Deposition Program, 2014
Participant, NITA Expert Deposition Program, 2014
Participant, San Diego Inn of Court Evidence Workshop, 2014
California State Courts
United States District Court, Southern District of California
Mentor, U.S.D. School of Law Mentorship Program, 2015-Present
Volunteer, U.S.D. School of Law – various law alumni activities, 2014-Present
Volunteer Lawyer, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2015
Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, 2014