Jennifer Gerstenzang is a dedicated and passionate advocate. She has extensive experience representing defendants in criminals cases involving crimes of addiction, crimes related to mental illness, driving under the influence (DUIs) and probation violations.
Surrounded by stellar attorneys throughout her youth, Jennifer has always respected and understood the value of personal freedom and the protections of the Constitution. In law school Jennifer participated in the California Innocence Project and investigated cases of individuals who were serving long prison sentences for crimes they did not commit. This experience enhanced Jennifer's commitment to being the first, best, and strongest line of defense for her clients.
Her passion for Criminal Defense lead her to the San Diego Public Defender's Office where she began her career as a Deputy Public Defender. There, she gained extensive experience in cases ranging from infractions and misdemeanors to serious felonies and strike offenses. In 2015, after extensive trial experience, she left the Public Defender’s Office to open Gerstenzang Law. While her offices are located in Encinitas and Vista, she meets and represents clients throughout all of San Diego County.
Jennifer is dedicated to her work and is committed to defending the accused. She is tenacious and will not stop fighting for her clients until she achieves the best possible result in the case. She is not afraid of hard work and tirelessly investigates every aspect of the matter. Her experience has taught her that things are not always as they appear and that the officer’s initial judgment never tells the whole story.
Jennifer understands that each client’s case is unique. Each person who seeks her counsel has individual concerns and goals regarding his or her case. She is committed to listening to these concerns and answering any questions. She works to create an individualized defense designed to achieve the best possible result in your case.
"From the first phone call to the final resolution, Jennifer was proactive, professional, compassionate and effective. If you are looking for one of the best attorneys in SoCal, I strongly suggest reaching out to Jennifer"
“Professional, conscientious and positive throughout the experience. She would always return e-mails and phone calls promptly, and even went to the physical location of my citation and printed out a google map of the landscape to understand the situation more thoroughly. Highly reocmmended.”
“Jennifer is an incredible defense attorney. She advocates for her clients in a way that is both zealous and compassionate. She takes the time to counsel her clients so that they truly understand their options.”
“Working with Jennifer Gerstenzang is an absolute delight. Her passion for, and dedication to helping her clients achieve the most desirable outcome is inspiring. Not only is she brilliant, but she truly cares about her clients and makes sure they are treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve..”
"When I needed laser legal focus through coaching Jennifer was there to help. Her professionalism and caring attitude for her clients is remarkable. I highly recommend this talented legal professional!"