Jess A Lorona


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Phone : 602-385-6818


Jess A. Lorona is a partner at Lorona Mead, PLC, in Phoenix, Arizona.  He has been practicing law for 38 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).


Mr. Lorona 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

  • 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

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 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)