Jeff earned his Juris Doctor Degree from San Joaquin College of Law where he graduated with Distinction. During his time there, he was published in the school’s San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review and later served as its Executive Editor. He also received awards for Best Brief Finalist and Best Oral Advocate Finalist in the George A. Hopper Moot Court Competition. He received multiple Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Moot Court, Professional Responsibility, and Legal Analysis.
While in law school, Jeff gained extensive experience clerking for distinguished lawyers and judges in the Central Valley. He served as a clerk for the Honorable Brian McCabe at the Superior Court of California, County of Merced. He also worked for Castleton Law Firm, where he handled personal injury, family law, and probate matters. In Fresno, he clerked at Days Law Firm, which specializes in criminal defense for both federal and state cases.