Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013
  • California State University East Bay, Teacher Credential Program, 2007
  • B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003

Admissions

  • California (2013)
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Jessica Winter is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP.  She works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters in federal and state court.

Prior to joining RBGG, Ms. Winter served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2015-2016) and to the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (2014-2015).  She also worked at a San Francisco boutique law firm that specializes in land-use and public agency cases. Full bio »

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T: 415-433-6830
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Jessica Winter is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP.  She works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters in federal and state court.

Prior to joining RBGG, Ms. Winter served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2015-2016) and to the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (2014-2015).  She also worked at a San Francisco boutique law firm that specializes in land-use and public agency cases.

Ms. Winter received a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a member of the top-rated moot court program in the country.  She earned best brief awards in both moot court competitions in which she competed.  Ms. Winter received a B.S. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was a Regents Scholar.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Winter was a high school science teacher and a co-owner of a successful small business.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
  • Riedy v. Riedy et al.:  Our clients, two businesswomen and the small business they own, had been sued in Marin Superior Court by one of the women’s ex-husband for allegedly interfering with his interests in a joint commercial lease. RBGG argued that defendant’s statement to the landlord, informing the landlord of the ex-husband’s threat to evict the women’s business from the office space, was protected pre-litigation speech.  The court agreed and granted a motion RBGG filed under the California Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (“SLAPP”) statute on November 3, 2107.  The court also found that defendants’ claims, which included intentional interference with contract and intentional and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage, had no probability of success.  As a result, the case will be dismissed and defendants can recover the attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with the motion.
  • Coleman v. Brown: RBGG represents a class of the more than 30,000 men and women in California’s prison system with serious mental illness. After a contested trial, the district court held that the prison mental health delivery system violates the Eighth Amendment and ordered systemwide injunctive relief. See Coleman v. Wilson, 912 F. Supp. 1282 (E.D. Cal. 1995). The court determined that the constitutional violations remain ongoing in 2013 after the State attempted to terminate the injunction. See Coleman v. Brown, 938 F. Supp. 2d 955 (E.D. Cal. 2013). Through hard-fought litigation over the last two decades, RBGG has secured a number of significant systemic changes on behalf of the class, including, most recently, reforms to policies and practices regarding the use of force against prisoners with mental illness, as well as the overuse and misuse of solitary confinement. See Coleman v. Brown, 28 F. Supp. 3d 1068 (E.D. Cal. 2014). RBGG also recently secured an order requiring the State to provide emergency access to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, which was affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit in an unpublished decision.  For more information see Coleman v. Brown: Court Orders, Reports, Photos, Expert Declarations and Media Coverage.

 

Admissions

  • California (2013)

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2015-2016
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jon S. Tiger, United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2014-2015

Jessica Winter is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP.  She works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters in federal and state court.

Prior to joining RBGG, Ms. Winter served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2015-2016) and to the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (2014-2015).  She also worked at a San Francisco boutique law firm that specializes in land-use and public agency cases.

Ms. Winter received a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a member of the top-rated moot court program in the country.  She earned best brief awards in both moot court competitions in which she competed.  Ms. Winter received a B.S. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was a Regents Scholar.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Winter was a high school science teacher and a co-owner of a successful small business.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
  • Riedy v. Riedy et al.:  Our clients, two businesswomen and the small business they own, had been sued in Marin Superior Court by one of the women’s ex-husband for allegedly interfering with his interests in a joint commercial lease. RBGG argued that defendant’s statement to the landlord, informing the landlord of the ex-husband’s threat to evict the women’s business from the office space, was protected pre-litigation speech.  The court agreed and granted a motion RBGG filed under the California Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (“SLAPP”) statute on November 3, 2107.  The court also found that defendants’ claims, which included intentional interference with contract and intentional and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage, had no probability of success.  As a result, the case will be dismissed and defendants can recover the attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with the motion.
  • Coleman v. Brown: RBGG represents a class of the more than 30,000 men and women in California’s prison system with serious mental illness. After a contested trial, the district court held that the prison mental health delivery system violates the Eighth Amendment and ordered systemwide injunctive relief. See Coleman v. Wilson, 912 F. Supp. 1282 (E.D. Cal. 1995). The court determined that the constitutional violations remain ongoing in 2013 after the State attempted to terminate the injunction. See Coleman v. Brown, 938 F. Supp. 2d 955 (E.D. Cal. 2013). Through hard-fought litigation over the last two decades, RBGG has secured a number of significant systemic changes on behalf of the class, including, most recently, reforms to policies and practices regarding the use of force against prisoners with mental illness, as well as the overuse and misuse of solitary confinement. See Coleman v. Brown, 28 F. Supp. 3d 1068 (E.D. Cal. 2014). RBGG also recently secured an order requiring the State to provide emergency access to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, which was affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit in an unpublished decision.  For more information see Coleman v. Brown: Court Orders, Reports, Photos, Expert Declarations and Media Coverage.

 

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013
  • California State University East Bay, Teacher Credential Program, 2007
  • B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003