Jessica Jacobs is a trial attorney for the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association. She graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 2006. While she attended law school, she clerked for Ron Yengich and Earl Xaiz, two prominent criminal defense attorneys in Utah. Following graduation, she clerked for The Honorable Glen Dawson of the Second District Court. She became a trial attorney in 2007 and has been advocating for criminal defendants exclusively with the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association since that time. In addition to her regular caseload, she currently oversees the training of all new felony attorneys. She has defended a wide variety of cases and excels in both trial and motion practice. She currently serves on a subcommittee tasked with creating model jury instructions for the State of Utah related to controlled substance violations.