Meet Your Lemon Law Team

Know Your California Lemon Law Rights.

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Jon Jacobs

Owner / Founder

With over 18 years of California Lemon Law experience, Jon has the background and experience to get you the best result. He sold cars at a major Bay Area dealership to pay his way through law school. After graduating he defended car dealers, but a few years later switched sides and began representing consumers in Lemon Law and dealer fraud matters, finally opening his own office in 2003. Since then he has resolved more than 2,000+ Lemon Law cases as a successful California Lemon Law attorney first serving the Sacramento metro area but now all of California. Jon is a true car guy, driving the same supercharged 2006 Mustang Saleen Convertible he’s had since new. And with manufacturers making cars ever more powerful, when it came time add a “chase car” to participate in manufacturers’ vehicle inspections he bought American again, this time going with an American Supercar – a 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06. Remember, American cars mean American jobs. With all the crazy stuff going on in the world lets make every effort to keep America strong.

Education
California State University, San Jose (B.S. in Business Administration, 1994)
Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., 1999)

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Kathy Jacobs

Co-Founder /
Office Manager
(Bilingual – French)

Kathy brings over 15 years of experience as a paralegal and office manager. She grew up around the car business with her Dad who has owned a new car dealership in New England for over 30 years now, in a small town where reputation is key. With a background in both the car business and in running a law office she is a perfect fit for this lemon law office and to help you. Kathy knows where the dealer fits into the process and created the saying in our office “Don’t blame the dealer.” She brings compassion and understanding, and is here to help you and can work with you and your dealer to advance your case against the manufacturer.

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Terry Baker

Supervising /
Senior Trial Attorney

Our firm is thrilled to Join Forces with and Welcome one of the best and most experienced attorneys in the field of Lemon Law, Terry Baker to the team! Mr. Baker is one of the most successful Lemon Law Trial Attorneys in the State. He brings over 20 years of Lemon Law Litigation and Trial Experience to the Team.

Mr. Baker has practiced consumer law exclusively since his admission to practice law in 1998. He primarily practices in the areas of lemon law and auto dealership fraud litigation. Mr. Baker has extensive trial experience and has obtained verdicts in favor of consumers against BMW, Chrysler and numerous car dealerships. He also specializes in Lemon RV litigation and has successfully represented many motorhome owners in this complex area of the lemon law.
Mr. Baker received his undergraduate degree from Manchester College in Indiana (B.A., 1993) and received his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio (J.D., 1998). He is licensed to practice in Ohio and California. Mr. Baker is a referral attorney for the National Center for Auto Safety and member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

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Rene J Dupart

Lemon Law Attorney
 (Bilingual – French)

Rene J Dupart graduated from California Western School of Law in San Diego California with a Juris Doctor in 2012. He attended Chapman University in the City of Orange and graduated 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice, with a minor in Business and Sociology. Prior to attending law school, Rene was a successful operational manager for mid sized companies in the Inland Empire. He managed a work force of over thirty employees and was directly responsible for employment issues and compliance with state and federal regulation.

Rene J. Dupart was the lead litigation attorney for a well known real estate law firm in
the city of Cerritos and headed Litigation department. He focused on real estate, business
and mortgage litigation from inception through filing, including motions, hearings and
discovery. Before taking over the firm’s litigation work, Rene provided trial support and
litigation consulting for several other firms in Southern California, where he prepared
business documents, including contracts, bylaws, and employment agreements,
conducted legal research, performed client intake, drafted pleadings and motions and
appeared in court on behalf of clients.

Rene was born in France and came to the United States with his family at the age of 6. He served in the French Military, 5th Infantry Regiment, from 1995-1997, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Rene’s service took him all over the world, with stops in French Guina, where he served with combat units from the French Foreign Legion attached to the 3rd Legionnaire Infantry Regiment. After his service in the French military, Rene worked in the construction industry, specifically in the concrete and plumbing fields. Always fascinated by the law and by the financial and real estate markets, Rene pursued a career in operational management. He grew up in a family restaurant and catering business and appreciates entrepreneurs who work hard to make their businesses successful. He understands his small business clients and the challenges they face. Rene believes that clients need to feel that you have their back, even if you have to give them bad news. He enjoys, historical research, hiking, competitive target shooting, automotive restoration, and mountain and road biking. He is an active member in the Temecula business community and is active in his sons’ Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops. As an avid mountain biker, Rene is active with several riding clubs in the Southwest Riverside Area.

Credentials:
Memberships
• California State Bar
• South West Riverside Bar Association
• The Federalist Society
• Riverside County Bar Association
Admissions
• State Bar of California
• United States District Court for the Central District of California
• United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
Education
• California Western School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
• Federalist Society (Treasurer); Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Beaumont Chapter,
Environmental Law Society, La Raza Law Society
• Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts, Administration of Justice, 2007, Minor:
Business and Sociology, Senior Thesis: Three Strikes Law: California Mandatory
Sentencing Schemes

Our Amazing Staff

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Lina Nahhas

Marketing Manager /
Assistant Manager /
Senior Intake Evaluator

Lina Nahhas graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Arabic. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Jon Jacobs, Lina began her career 11 years ago in Marketing for Real Estate Law Firms, and Evaluating Potential Clients for attorneys. Lina also has a background experience in Translating, and Interpreting in Arabic for law firms, and other institutions. My passion is to help people and get things done. I Won’t stop until our clients are taken care of.

Paralegals

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Kayla Geottman

Supervising Paralegal /
Lead Legal Secretary

Kayla has been with our office since 2015 and brings State and Federal Court experience.  She previously worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in the United States Attorney’s office. She knows every aspect of how a California lemon law case is handled from start to finish and has been involved in hundreds of successful case resolutions. Her leadership skills, organization, attention to detail and knowledge of Lemon Law makes her a powerhouse asset to the Offices of Jon Jacobs. 

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Lisa Tyler

Paralegal
(Temecula, CA)

Lisa joined our firm last year as a paralegal/legal secretary. She received her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1994, and then in Paralegal Studies in 1997. For 10 years she has worked at various law firms in the San Diego area, with her main focus in civil litigation. In 2007, she took a leave of absence to stay home to care and raise her 3 young children. Once they were a little older, Lisa returned to the work force, and has been working in the legal field again for the past 4 years, giving her over 14 years experience in the legal field. She is dedicated to helping individuals who have been wronged and is very passionate about her profession. Lisa has been a resident of Temecula for the past 8 years and has lived in Southern California her entire life. She enjoys spending time with her family and raising her 3 children with her husband who are now 8, 10 and 13. She loves going to the beach in the summer and going to the mountains in the winter. She is also a notary public.

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Gabriela Torres

Paralegal
(Bilingual – Spanish)

Gabriela completed her Business Law Paralegal Studies Certificate in 2017 at Chaffey College. She is also a few months away from completing her Bachelors in Criminal Justice at CBU.

Prior to joining the Law Offices of Jon Jacobs, Gaby worked in the Public sector from 2011-2019, for the last 6 years she worked for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, where she was exposed to a variety of cases and gained valuable experience working with the public. Gabriela also has a background experience in Translating, and Interpreting in Spanish for the county of Riverside’s various offices.

Education:

2018-2020 California Baptist University – Criminal Justice

2015- 2017 Paralegal Certificate – Chaffey College

 

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Mike Gervasoni

Vehicle Specialist /
Prelitigation

Mike brings a wealth of automotive background and experience and is our in-house expert.  He’s worked professionally at a national automotive service and repair shop, and he enjoys talking cars with our clients and helping them understand what is going on with their vehicles.


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Sierra Jacobs

Legal Assistant /
Assitant to Paralegals

Sierra brings extensive customer service, organization, and administrative skills to our Lemon Law Team. As our Legal Assistant, Sierra assists the Attorneys and ParaLegals in the Litigation process. She has a great eye for attention to detail, and is very passionate about making sure that each and every clients’ case moves along efficiently. With five years of customer service experience, Sierra makes it her personal goal to help our clients and meet their needs throughout this process. Outside of the firm, Sierra is currently pursuing her B.A. in Psychology, and is excited to continue moving forward in her education. In her spare time, Sierra enjoys hiking, reading, and playing at home with her cat, Charlie!

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Guisela Perez

Wrap-Up and Turn-In Coordinator, 
(Bilingual – Spanish)

Guisela is a fluent Spanish speaker with Hispanic origins, who from a young age learned the value of hard work. She joins our firm eager to assist our clients with their lemon law cases, she enjoys helping others and uses her auto dealer and customer service experience to engage with clients. With three-plus years in management, she understands the importance of putting our clients first and is driven to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. She uses her expertise in dealership procedures to her advantage when handling turn in coordinations. Along with being a full-time student at the University of Phoenix, she enjoys reading, hiking the outdoors and camping with friends and family.

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Carley Gerber

Accountant /
Bookkeeper

As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Carley Gerber has been meeting the accounting needs of corporations and individuals for over 20 years. She specializes in asset, liability, and account management. She has many years of experience in payroll services, office administration, budgeting, and Human Resources   Her most outstanding job qualities are her diligence about resolving difficult problems, communicating with people, and a sense of humor that is infectious.

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Shaina Catledge

Receptionist /
Legal Administrator

Shaina is our Office Receptionist, and our Legal Administrator .  Her extensive customer service experience gives her the ability to communicate with clients effectively, and tend to their specific needs.  Shaina has superior verbal communication and attention to detail and customer service skills and is a great addition to our team.

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Anabelle

Anna’s the first minnie aussie to hang out in the office. Her pretty blue eyes melt stress and her spunk keeps us on our toes!

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Tazman

Taz is a rescue dog, we saved in early 2013. He’s a minnie aussie who is now best buddies with and inseparable from AnnaBelle. Taz is a bit of a spaz but so full of love.

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