“I clerked in several units of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office before moving to a private civil litigation firm, where I served as a litigation associate for two years.”
Jacqueline Sparagna | Associate
Jacqueline M. Sparagna is a go-getter committed to resolving issues quickly, yet unafraid to litigate when necessary. Prior to joining Werksman, Jackson & Quinn LLP, she practiced civil litigation in Pasadena, California for three years where she defended the City of Los Angeles and achieved the dismissal of several cases in the early stages of litigation.
While obtaining her law degree, Ms. Sparagna clerked in three special units at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office: Justice System Integrity Division, Crimes Against Peace Officers, and Preliminary Hearings. JSID is a special unit that prosecutes corrupt law enforcement officials while CAPOS prosecutes suspects who target peace officers. Working in these units allowed her to see police officers as both defendants in a criminal case and vulnerable victims of heinous crimes. She also conducted preliminary hearings which now allows her to approach the defense of a case from all perspectives.
University of Southern California Gould School of Law | J.D. – 2016
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business | B.S. - 2012
Honors and Awards
- Moot Court Intramural Competition, Brief Writer Finalist
- Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, Senior Content Editor, 2015-2016
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Italian American Lawyers Association
- State Bar of California – 2017
- District of Columbia