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Ms. Ferrara is passionate about criminal defense, which is the exclusive focus of her law firm. She is committed to defending the rights of her valued clients, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their criminal charges. She believes that all alleged offenders deserve respect and compassion, particularly from their legal representatives. She infuses empathy into every element of the legal process, beginning with initial consultations and extending through courtroom appearances. From petty misdemeanors to serious felonies, you can count on Ms. Ferrara for effective legal strategy and guidance through all phases of the criminal justice process.


Ms. Ferrara graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, in 1991. She later attended George Mason University School of Law and graduated in 1996. She worked at Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. as a law clerk in 1995 and then as a Trial Attorney from 1996 to 2000. In 2001, she opened the Law Office of Jami L. Ferrara and has specialized in federal and California criminal defense ever since.

Ms. Ferrara is a member of the California State Bar. She is admitted to practice in the Southern and Central Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Ferrara is very active in the local criminal defense bar. She is the Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative in the Southern District of California. She is on the Board of Directors of Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., the Institute of Criminal Defense Advocacy (ICDA), and the California Innocence Project. She has served on several Magistrate Selection Committees for the Southern District of California. She has previously been a member of the Criminal Defense Bar Association (CDBA) and the Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Club (CDLC). She was named 2017 Appellate Attorney of the Year by the Criminal Defense Bar

Association of San Diego.