Jessica A. McClung
Focus of Practice
- Workers' Compensation Defense
- California, 2015
- Supreme Court of California, 2015
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2015
- J.D., San Joaquin College of Law, 2015
- B.S., California State University, Fresno, 2010
Professional and Civic Involvement
- State Bar of California
- Fresno County Women Lawyers Board of Directors, Treasurer
- Fresno County Bar Association
- Fresno County Young Lawyers Association
- San Joaquin College of Law Alumni Association
Jessica McClung is an associate with PKNW. Her primary focus is workers’ compensation defense. She is also experienced in the practice of criminal law.
Ms. McClung completed her Juris Doctor at San Joaquin College of Law, graduating with distinction and ranking third in her graduating class. She received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in 6 law school courses: Business Organizations (fall and spring), Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Basic Individual Income Taxation, and Tribal Sovereign Immunity. Ms. McClung served as the Treasurer of the SJCL Student Bar Association during her final year in law school.
During her first year of law school, Ms. McClung was named Student of the Year by her peers. Additionally, she volunteered for multiple community events, such as Senior Law Day, Law School 101, and Race Judicata. She is currently an active member of San Joaquin College of Law’s Alumni Association, where she has volunteered for events supporting local organizations, such as the Marjaree Mason Center, which assists victims of domestic violence.
Ms. McClung served as class representative for the SJCL Student Bar Association during her first two years of law school. She was also a member of Delta Theta Phi, an International Legal Fraternity, serving as Vice Dean of her school’s chapter for two years and Social Chair for one year.
Ms. McClung was a finalist for Best Brief in the George A. Hopper Moot Court Competition in her third year of law school. She received the Robert F. and Kathryn S. Price Scholarship, the Leon S. Peters Foundation Leadership Award, and the Delta Theta Phi scholarship for participation.
During law school, Ms. McClung clerked for a prominent criminal law firm providing legal support and services on complex, high profile criminal cases in both the federal and state court systems. She wrote legal memorandums for a variety of criminal law issues, successfully challenged federal jury instructions, wrote motions and memorandums of points and authorities, and conducted research on a variety of procedural and substantive legal issues.
Ms. McClung has practical experience working to help private businesses succeed. She worked for a local well-known, well-respected franchise associated with one of the largest fast-food hamburger companies in the world. She obtained invaluable “real-world” employer side experience with all aspects of workers’ compensation, liability, and unemployment claims. She also developed the company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program and oversaw the OSHA compliance for eight restaurant locations.
Ms. McClung was raised in the Central Valley. She graduated from Coalinga High School with a 4.14 GPA and Salutatorian distinction.
She attended California State University, Fresno, earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminology. She achieved both President’s list and Dean’s list inclusion, and graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction. Ms. McClung served as Vice President of Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society and was a life member of Golden Key International Honor Society while attending California State University, Fresno. Ms. McClung includes amongst her history of service to the community volunteering with Circles of Support and Accountability through Fresno Pacific University, Tree Fresno, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Ms. McClung enjoys traveling, training to someday be a contestant on Jeopardy, and spending time with her family, especially her three dogs.