Jennifer Melgar graduated with a double major in Political Science and Criminal Justice; and minored in Pre-law and Psychology. She graduated as her class president in 2013.
Shortly thereafter, Jennifer started law school at Southwestern University Law School. One of her most memorable externship positions during law school was at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, where she helped with a few high-profile criminal cases. While she had a wonderful experience at the DA’s office, it was then and there that she realized she wanted to do criminal defense work. She graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2016 from Southwestern Law School and has worked at the Matian firm ever since. She became licensed in the state of California in May 2019.