Jessica Pederson, Esq.

Jessica is an attorney serving families in the San Diego area with divorce, child custody and visitation, paternity, asset and property division, and other family law issues.

Jessica Pederson is an associate attorney and practices exclusively family law with JWB Family Law. She was Lead Counsel and second chaired trials and long-cause evidentiary hearings relating to custody and visitation, support issues, and Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Orders all with excellent results at Court. She also managed multiple dissolution cases from start to finish and handled post judgment support and custody modifications.

Jessica is extremely dedicated to her clients and understands every case and every family is different. She tailors her approach to meet the needs of each individual client and their family. Jessica’s main goal is to help families transition during what is likely one of the toughest situations a family will ever experience.

When not practicing law, Jessica enjoys wine tasting and trying new breweries with her corgi, Sadie, and her husband. She loves trying new restaurants and foods, spending time outside, and enjoying a good book.

Bar Admission:

  • California, 2014


  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • B.A. in Journalism, California State University, Long Beach

Professional Associations & Accolades:

  • State Bar of California

  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association

  • BNI: Business Networking International

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Can’t imagine too many people enjoying having to engage a family law group but when needed you can’t afford to settle for anything but the best. Jessica, Jane’s associate attorney, continues to prove to be what every client should be looking for—responsive, respectful, understanding, and compassionate while never losing site of tenaciously and aggressively pursuing her client’s objectives. A single dad, fighting all the usual uphill battles, Jessica has never let me down. Diligently fighting and more importantly winning! Over the last couple years, Jessica has been monumental in successfully pursuing my custody objectives. I can’t thank her enough. She has an amazing mentor in Jane, the two of them are certainly a champion team.”

Chris P.

Areas of Focus

When you need a family law attorney, Jessica Pederson can help you with a specifically tailored, comprehensive resolution to your case. Areas of focus include:

Divorce Law

Asset and Property Division

  • Characterization of separate property
  • Characterization of community property
  • Valuation of property

Child Support

  • Child support enforcement
  • Child support modifications


The Importance of the CFLS Designation

A Certified Family Law Specialist, or CFLS, is an attorney who has obtained certification in the standards of California family law and demonstrated optimal legal competence. Attorneys who obtain this certification have specific expertise in all aspects of family law, which includes divorce or the dissolution of marriagechild and spousal support, child custody, and temporary restraining orders, among other areas of emphasis.

Not every attorney practicing family law has obtained this certification. In fact, the designation remains relatively rare—there are fewer than 2,000 CFLS attorneys in California and fewer than 200 in San Diego.