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About Jacob Ventura

Associate
Location:

Los Angeles, California

Phone:
Jacob J. Ventura, a native of Massachusetts, is an associate at Kristensen LLP. His practice focuses on representing clients in multiple states including primarily in California and Massachusetts state and federal courts in all aspects of matters related to civil litigation and dispute resolution, including class actions, employment, products liability and personal injury.

Mr. Ventura received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. While earning his degree, he served as a law clerked for the United States Bankruptcy Court, the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. He also participated in a number of international law clinics including promoting access to justice at the United Nations and anti-corruption among the judiciaries in France and Albania. He also clerked for the defense counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Prior to joining Kristensen, Mr. Ventura was a candidate and nominee for the Massachusetts Senate in 2017 and 2018. He has over ten years of experience in federal, state, and local government, and has extensive political campaign experience, serving in multiple roles, including as a media surrogate during the 2012 presidential election.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • California, 2017
  • Massachusetts, 2018
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • California Lawyers Association
    • U.S. State Department exchange to Ukraine to promote public anti-corruption policies
    • U.S. State Department exchange to Turkey to promote increasing the number of women in government
    • Pioneer Institute Better Government Competition, 2019 Citizen Award Winner on transportation policy
COURT ADMISSIONS
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
EDUCATION
    • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2016
    • B.S., Finance, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2009

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