Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Of Counsel

(415) 957-1800

(415) 974-1520

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After fifteen years as a solo practitioner, and seventeen years of practicing exclusively family law, Jessica returned to LPS as an Of Counsel in January 2020.

Jessica’s practice is devoted to assisting clients in a variety of capacities, including mediation, negotiated settlement, litigation, minor’s counsel, and parent coordination.

Her practice includes drafting and negotiating pre and post-marital agreements, legal separation/dissolution/annulment, parentage cases, establishment and modification of child and spousal support, civil/domestic violence restraining orders, legal guardianship, adoption, and high conflict child custody matters in San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa.

Jessica graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology focused on Child Development in 1997. Prior to attending law school, Jessica worked as an investigator for the Texas Department of Child Protective Services and volunteered as a child advocate with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Jessica graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2002.

Jessica is a member of the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Marin County Bar Association, Queens Bench, and the National Association of Counsel for Children. Jessica was the co-chair and then chair of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Barristers Family Law Section and continues to volunteer as minor’s counsel and for  the San Francisco Superior Court’s Attorney for the Day and Self-Represented Litigants programs.

Practice Areas

Family Law

Year Joined Organization

2000, 2020

Bar Admissions

California, 2003


UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 2002 J.D.
University of North Texas, Psychology/Child Development 1997 B.A.

Honors and Awards

State Bar of California
Bar Association of San Francisco
Queen’s Bench
National Association of Counsel for Children