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Jo-Anna Nieves Named to 2022 Super Lawyers List

Jo-Anna Nieves and The Nieves Law Firm received another award this year as Jo-Anna was named a 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star, marking the seventh consecutive year that Super Lawyers has recognized Jo-Anna for her exemplary legal work. This honor is reserved for an exclusive number of attorneys, with only 2.5% of eligible attorneys being named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list on an annual basis.

Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business and rating service that analyzes and awards attorneys from over 70 different practice areas. To be honored, an attorney must have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers recognizes the most elite attorneys in the legal profession, awarding a small number of attorneys who have shown excellence in their field.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Jo-Anna notes that her focus is always on her clients. “It is an honor to be recognized alongside some of the most well-known attorneys in the country, but my focus is always on providing our clients with the customized legal representation that takes their goals and future plans into account” Jo-Anna said. “It is always rewarding to help individuals get their lives back on track through a legal remedy. While it nice to be recognized by Super Lawyers for our legal work, it does not compare to the gratitude I get from helping an individual build a better future and regain normalcy in their life.”

Jo-Anna Nieves is a criminal defense attorney who defends clients throughout the Oakland area who are facing a variety of criminal charges, ranging from misdemeanor DUIs to serious and violent felonies. She also helps clients who need assistance with post-conviction relief, whether that be through means of a motion to vacate, an expungement, a certificate of rehabilitation or some other form of relief. In fact, Jo-Anna’s work in this particular area of law has been so exemplary that she was published in a recent opinion by a California judge for the post-conviction relief work she did for a client. With a proven track-record of success, Jo-Anna’s clients can rest easy knowing she will build a customized strategy tailored to their case. As a criminal defense attorney who began her post-bar legal career at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Jo-Anna has a rare perspective that she uses to support, advise, and defend her clients. Simply stated, Jo-Anna loves criminal law. “It’s captivating and I’m passionate about it,” she says. She is committed to mounting the best possible defense for what she calls “hard-working, family-oriented, successful individuals who should not be viewed as career criminals.”

The Nieves Law Firm was founded to help people who find themselves caught unexpectedly in the California criminal justice system. They are energetic, creative, and aggressive in their efforts to extricate you from your situation and help you take back control of your life. Whether you have been accused of contempt, have a restraining order matter, need assistance fighting your criminal charges, or would like to find relief from a prior criminal conviction, The Nieves Law Firm is here to provide you with result-driven representation.

Author Bio

Jo-Anna Nieves is the Founder and Managing Attorney of The Nieves Law Firm, an Oakland criminal defense law firm she created in 2012. With more than 11 years of experience in criminal defense, she has zealously represented clients in a wide range of legal matters, including DUIs, domestic violence, expungement, federal crimes, juvenile law, motions to vacate, sex crimes, violent crimes, and other criminal charges.

Jo-Anna received her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including being named a Super Lawyer Rising Star the past 8 years, the #12 Fastest Growing Law Firm in the U.S. by Law Firm 500 in 2019, and one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc 5000 in 2023.

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