Jess A. Lorona is a partner at Lorona Mead, PLC, and has been practicing law for over 32 years. He is also a Judge Pro Tem for the City of Phoenix Municipal Court, Chandler Municipal Court, Pinal County Justice Courts, Gila River Indian Community Court, and Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Tribal Court, and is a faculty member of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy.
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 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.”
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)
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.
- Criminal Defense
- DUI Defense
- Criminal Appellate Matters
- Post Conviction Relief
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Wrongful Death
- Auto Accidents
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Appellate Matters
- Defense of Teachers
- Defense of Nurses
Arizona’s Children Association: Member, Board of Directors
Recipient of the Spirit of Philanthropy Award, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2010
State Bar of Arizona, Member
National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Member
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
Maricopa County Bar Association – Criminal Law Section, Member
Los Aborgados Hispanic Bar Association, Member
Judge Pro-Tem for the Hopi Tribal Court
Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Member
National Education Association, Member
Arizona Education Association, Member