Having previously pursued a pre-medical career from the academic requisites to the internships and summer jobs, she has a continuing strong inclination and understanding of the medical and scientific nuances of these cases. Her insight enables her to empathize with her clients and to grasp the impact of their injury while also assists in understanding the shortcomings and deficiencies rampant in the healthcare sector.
Jasleen’s current cases range from wrongful death and negligence to products liability. Recently, she has also been focusing on a pro-bono civil rights discrimination case, which truly hits home for her. As a first generation, South Asian female attorney, Jasleen prioritizes giving back to her various identities and communities. She has volunteered for SALDEF, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and was a certified legal intern trying domestic violence and family law cases from intake to close at Philadelphia Legal Assistance where she won the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award in 2014. She has also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children through the national CASA program.
Prior to coming to Walkup, Jasleen began her legal career at a personal injury firm in the heart of Philadelphia. She assisted in representing construction workers lost to or catastrophically injured by failed and defective construction equipment, machinery and protective gear; negligent workplace management and oversight; scaffolding collapses; sheetrock failure; electrical failures; gas explosions; and other related accidents. She also worked on crime victims compensation cases including daycare abuse, sexual abuse, and child pornography cases. While there, she co-authored an Amici Curiae brief presented by the National Crime Victim Bar Association (NCVBA) to the Supreme Court of the United States in a landmark case deciding whether a criminal defendant convicted of possessing child pornography should be required to pay restitution to the child victim (Paroline v. United States and Amy Unknown).
Jasleen graduated from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law where she completed their Trial Advocacy Program and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) curriculum. During law school, she was honored to compete on behalf of the school earning semi-finalist and finalist positions at various national competitions. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Trial Team Advocacy Award.
Originally from Potomac, Maryland, Jasleen has now found home amidst Karl the Fog here in San Francisco with her husband, who inevitably works in the Silicon Valley technology industry. On the weekends, you might catch her running on the Embarcadero with her dog or eating at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market.
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- South Asian Bar Association—Northern California
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