Assistant City Attorney
Mary Nuesca has been with the City Attorney's Office for over 30 years. She began her career in the Office as a summer intern, and has served as a criminal prosecutor, appellate lawyer, and legal advisor to the San Diego Police Department. She has over 20 years’ experience in the Civil Advisory Division, and has worked on a variety of special projects, including Bio-Tech Conventions, the Super Bowl, vice-related issues, homeless‑related issues, and medical and recreational marijuana. She has received numerous awards during her career, including commendations from two police chiefs. She has supervised the Office's training program for lawyers, as well as the intern program. She has advised the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee, as well as the Committee on Gang Prevention and Intervention. Ms. Nuesca was previously the Assistant City Attorney for the Civil Advisory Division.
She received her undergraduate and law school degrees, both with honors, from the University of San Diego. Ms. Nuesca is a past president of the Pan Asian Lawyers Association of San Diego and the Filipino American Lawyers Association of San Diego.