Brown Law Group: San Diego, CA
Ms. Duester’s practice focuses on labor and employment law defending employers against claims brought against them for wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour disputes.
Prior to joining Brown Law Group, Ms. Duester clerked for Abbene, Alcock and Liska, APC and the Law Offices of Patrick J. Mazzei. While attending law school, Ms. Jacobson worked part-time as a legal assistant at Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps, LLP.
Ms. Duester is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, and Young New Lawyers Division. She is the newsletter editor for the Lawyers Club of San Diego. As a long time member of this organization, she also devotes time to the Professional Advancement Committee and the Community Outreach Committee, which strives to improve the lives and status of women and children in San Diego through hands-on projects and partnerships with groups such as the Lawyers Club Partnership in Education with Central Elementary School which includes twice-yearly Read-Ins where volunteers read, interact, promote literacy and serve as role models to underprivileged K-5 children.
Ms. Jacobson is an avid reader and enjoys traveling, exploring art galleries and museums and spending time with friends and family.
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF LAW, San Diego, CA
Member of the California State Bar since December 1, 2009
Activities: University of San Diego International Law Society – President (2008-2009), Vice President (Spring 2008), and Community Liaison Chair (2007)
Participated in the USD Legal Clinic, the San Diego County Law Library Clinic, and a senior citizen center clinic providing legal aid to the economically disadvantaged.
OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, OH
B.A., Sociology with a minor in Psychology
Honors: Deans List