Jesse Gessin is trial counsel for businesses and individuals. He is the rare attorney who successfully tries cases as lead trial counsel where he is hired on the eve of trial. Jesse’s many trial victories may be found here. Jesse is also available for association by other attorneys for purposes of consultation, trial, or both.
Jesse has handled countless civil and criminal matters at all phases of litigation. He has been lead counsel in over thirty-five jury trials to verdict. As a plaintiff’s attorney, he has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in civil cases. As a civil defense attorney, he has accomplished dismissals, summary judgments, and complete defense verdicts. In criminal cases, he has achieved dismissal, acquittal, mistrial, or reversal on appeal in over seventy percent of his criminal trials, twenty-five percent ending in total acquittal. His acquittal rate far eclipses the national average.
Prior to forming Gessin Ltd, Jesse was a partner in a nationally recognized business trial boutique law firm. Before then, for close to a decade, he was a deputy federal public defender in two offices.
Jesse teaches trial advocacy at the University of California, Irvine School of Law (a top 30 law school by US News and World Report), is recognized for his trial work by various publications Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, TopVerdict, Courtroom View Network Top 10 Defense Verdicts, The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America (by invitation only, limited to top 1/2 of 1 percent of lawyers nationally) – Orders of Veritas and Certus, and a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute . He holds a legal specialization in criminal law from the California State Bar and is a graduate of George Washington University Law School.