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Education & Background

After graduating from law school in New York City, Jesse returned to the Washington, D.C. area in 1999. He is the father of two children and sits on the Board of Capital Camps and Retreat Center.

Jesse has a background in mental health and disability law and prior to entering private practice, spent years advocating for persons with disabilities at University Legal Services, the District of Columbia’s Protection and Advocacy Center. At ULS, Jesse helped monitor the activities of local service providers and helped bring systemic change to individuals receiving public mental health services in the District of Columbia. He appeared before the District of Columbia Council and represented individuals who were neglected by their guardians.

Once in the private sector, Jesse continued representing persons with disabilities and continues to serve as a guardian/conservator for persons in need of assistance. He secured more than 30 appointments from the District of Columbia Superior Court and served in all capacities in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. He helped one individual recover more than $500,000 from a surety bond after it was discovered that the individual’s guardian depleted all of the individual’s funds by misappropriation and giving zero-interest loans to the guardian’s family members. Recently, he and a co-guardian for a woman in Montgomery County, Maryland pursued a civil judgment against an attorney in Georgetown, Guyana who bilked the woman out of more than $100,000 from a land transaction involving the woman’s family home.

He has tried cases in federal and state courts throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and argued before appellate courts in Maryland and Virginia. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and New York.