Genevieve Jones-Wright

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Genevieve Jones-Wright has served as a Deputy Public Defender with the Office of the Primary Public Defender since 2006. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law after graduating from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Communications. Commissioner Jones graduated from Howard Law where she worked as a student-attorney with the Criminal Justice Clinic where she represented the criminally accused in Washington, D.C. During this time, she discovered her career passion in criminal defense of the indigent. Commissioner Jones-Wright subsequently obtained a Masters of Laws in Trial Advocacy specializing in federal criminal defense from the California Western School of Law.

Commissioner Jones-Wright serves as a volunteer attorney with the California Innocence Project and is a mock trial coach and a member of the Criminal Justice advisory board at Lincoln High School.  Her community activities also include serving as a board-member of David’s Harp Foundation, an organization that radically transforms the lives of at-risk and homeless youth through the power of music.