Jesse is a trial lawyer. He has tried cases to verdict in New Mexico state and federal courts. Jesse has substantial experience in handling tort cases, including matters involving premises liability, civil rights violations, products-related litigation, as well as various other types of personal injury and wrongful death claims. In addition, Jesse also employs his effective and aggressive litigation approach to represent clients in their prosecution of employment suits, including claims of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower claims, and retaliation. His experience includes a wide variety of jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals.
Jesse has achieved the AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible based on a peer review. He has been recognized as a Southwest Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers® and a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation.
Jesse is a native New Mexican and received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico. While attending college, Jesse was a walk-on member of the UNM Varsity Football team. He moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend Chicago-Kent College of Law. At the beginning of Jesse’s law career he worked as a Defense lawyer in Albuquerque which gives him a unique perspective for his cases having worked on both sides of a dispute. Jesse also served as a judicial law clerk at the New Mexico Court of Appeals to the Honorable James J. Wechsler from 2003-2005. Before becoming a lawyer, Jesse served as an active duty member of the United States Marine Corps, from 1993-1997.