Jessica A. Gorton
Jessica became an associate attorney with Mullen & Filippi, LLP in January 2020. Previously, she served as the paralegal in the Santa Rosa office full time while also attending law school. Her career in workers’ compensation defense started in 2016. Prior to that, she worked in environmental litigation and legal compliance. Both Jessica’s academic and professional background provide a unique perspective to subrogation and workers’ compensation cases.
In 2019, Jessica received her law degree from Empire College School of Law in Santa Rosa. She graduated from the University of San Diego’s general litigation paralegal program with honors in 2008. Jessica attended the Eleanor Roosevelt College at the University of California at San Diego, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Critical Gender Studies in 2007.
Jessica is a member of the State Bar of California, the Sonoma County Bar Association, and co-communications director of the North Bay Workers’ Compensation Association. She is a member of the Wine County Young Voters and previously served on executive boards of Northern California political associations.
I chose to practice California workers’ compensation law because as a state-created entity that serves the largest population, we have the opportunity to set policies and procedures that determine labor policy and medical practices for the country.
Before becoming an attorney, I entered college with the hope of becoming a veterinarian. But I quickly learned the subject I enjoyed most was political science, and not chemistry or math. Today, I still fulfill my passion for civic engagement while supporting my community through volunteer activities. My husband Logan and I are avid hikers who enjoy weekend jaunts in the mountains of Tahoe, canoe paddles on the Blue Lakes, drinking cider on Mare Island, playing tennis in Bennet Valley, and barbequing next to Matanzas Creek.