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Jess A. Lorona


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Jess A. Lorona is a partner at Lorona Mead, PLC, in Phoenix, Arizona.  He has been practicing law for 35 years and is licensed in all Arizona courts as well as federal courts situated in the District of Arizona and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Lorona is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Lorona's practice areas include Criminal Defense (Felonies and Misdemeanors); Personal Injury Litigation; Auto Accidents; Wrongful Death; DUI Defense; Appellate Practice/Civil & Criminal Appellate Matters; Post Conviction Relief; Civil Litigation; Defense of Teachers and Nurses and Defense of City of Phoenix Police Officers, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA).

Jess A. Lorona, Criminal Defense Lawyer is a member of the following organizations:  Arizona State Bar; The Arizona Trial Lawyers Association; The Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice; Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association; The Maricopa County Bar Association; National Education Association; Arizona Education Association; National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers; American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys; and American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  Mr. Lorona also is a Member Emeritus of the Arizona's Children Association, one of the largest non-profit agencies in the State.

Practice Area

Education & Bar Admission

JD, Arizona State University, 1982.

BS, cum laude, Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, 1979.


Time Limitations Applicable to Criminal Actions and Procedures in Arizona Courts, State Bar of Arizona, 2014, author. Handbook for the Arizona Criminal Law Practitioner, MCBA, 2011, co-author.


Jess A. Lorona, Criminal Defense Lawyer is a frequent lecturer in Arizona and other states on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and trial advocacy. Jess also participated in ABC's five-part documentary series on the legal system, “State v.”

Court Admissions

Jess is licensed to practice in all Arizona courts, as well as all federal courts situated in the District of Arizona, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court.

Reported Cases

State v. Fernandez, 169 P.3d 641 (Ariz. App., 2007)

Rudebush v. State of Arizona; Northern Arizona University, 3:95-CV-1313 (2006)

Beaty v. Stewart, 303 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2002)

U.S. v. Tidwell, 191 F.3d 976 (1999)

Stefanow v. McFadden, 103 F.3d 1466 (1996)

U.S. v. Marulanda, 972 F.2d 1345 (C.A.9 (Ariz. 1992))

State v. Vickers, 768 P.2d 1177, 159 Ariz. 532 (1989)

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  • Nathan Angel Recommends Jess A. Lorona

    I was looking for a Christian attorney to handle my case which is harder to find than you might think. I am proud to report that jess Lorona not only claims to be one but is one. I can say that based on his level of compassion and belief on redemption. Not only does he have these fine qualities, ...
  • John Gerber Recommends Jess A. Lorona

    Very professional, ethical team and always one step ahead. The communication to keep me apprised was always up to date and explained in detail. The outcome of my situation was over and above my expectations. Highly recommend Lorona.Meade!
  • Marc Petrine Recommends Jess A. Lorona

    I've had the misfortune of needing an attorney a few times in the past, but had the good fortune of using Jess on a few occasions. Jess is generous with his time. He explains everything in detail and is very receptive to input. I have recommended him to others in the past and would do so again!

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The Lorona | Mead legal team has over 50 years of combined experienced in DUI & Criminal Defense , personal injury, civil, and family law, serving the people of Phoenix and the surrounding areas.