Workers' Compensation Attorney Profile
Jessie Zaylía, Esq.
I earned my law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2010. While I was in law school, I worked for two federal judges, interned with the Department of Justice, argued before the California Court of Appeal three times (and won!), and was the Chief Articles Editor for the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.
After graduating, I worked as a law clerk for California’s longest-standing workers’ compensation defense firm and then became a licensed attorney in 2011. Three short years later, I made partner at that firm, making me the fastest-rising partner in the firm’s history. I was fortunate to have a variety of experiences as a partner, including taking many trials, managing multiple accounts, managing the largest office in the firm, drafting policy manuals from scratch regarding client service, and overall enjoying the warmth of the attorneys and staff.
In 2017, I officially became a specialist in workers’ compensation, and in 2018, I flipped sides. I now exclusively represent injured workers. Over the years, I have presented on the topic of workers’ compensation to thousands of people, and I am determined to bring these topics to the masses via social media. It’s a personal goal of mine to inform injured workers in a non-jargon way about what’s going on in the State of California with workers’ compensation issues. No B.S.; just knowledge.
I’m focussed on workers’ compensation law.
I practice exclusively in the area workers’ compensation so that I can maintain a sharp focus within this complex field. I am passionate about this area of law because I am an injured worker, both having injured my back and having been robbed at gunpoint while waiting tables many years ago. Therefore, I know what my clients are going through as injured workers. Also, my background as a former partner at a defense firm means that I know what you’re up against. My goal is to help you navigate this system, to ensure that you are provided with the benefits that you deserve, and to assist you in getting the treatment that is going to help you live as full of a life as you possibly can.
What you should expect from me.
My clients can expect honesty and communication. The straightforward answer to clients’ questions isn’t always the prettiest, but I will not B.S. my clients. I’ll give it to you straight, and I will take the time to explain the law to you so that you understand what is going on at each step of the process.
I offer a free consultation. Also, you don’t have to worry about whether you can afford a lawyer; you will pay nothing out of pocket.
If you’d like to know some highlights of my legal and academic qualifications, here are some bullet points that I hope you will find helpful:
- Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation in the State of California
- Former Partner at the Longest-Standing Work Comp Defense Firm in California
- Published 8 Academic and Legal Articles
- Awards from University of San Diego School of Law:
- Dean’s Distinguished Service Award
- Chief Articles Editor for the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law
- Warren Family Endowment Scholarship
- USD Law Alumni Scholarship
- USD Honor Scholarship
- Awards from Cal State Long Beach (Go Beach!):
- Magna Cum Laude
- Outstanding Graduate Award
- Exceptional Student Award
- National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
- Distinguished Student
- CSULB President’s Honor List
- Awards from Fullerton College:
- Graduated with Honors
On a personal note:
When I’m not working, I love to travel, paint, perform stand-up comedy, and learn new languages. I’m a big believer in giving back to the community, so I volunteer with a group in Orange County that helps women recover from trauma and reenter the workforce. I also volunteer for a refugee organization in Orange County and Los Angeles. Finally, aside from spending time with my wonderful family and friends, I love spoiling my two amazing dogs and an ever-loving cat.
Free Case Consultation
I personally review every case that is submitted to me. If you have a question about your workers' comp case, let me know the details, and I'll contact you as soon as possible to discuss how I can help you.