Jessica Jones (formerly Jessica Farinas) is an attorney at the special needs and settlement planning law firm, The Urbatsch Law Firm P.C., located in Berkeley, California. Jessica co-authored the Ninth Edition of the Nolo Press book entitled Special Needs Trusts: Protect Your Child’s Financial Future. She is also a California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) update author and has co-authored articles in the 2018 California Trusts and Estates Quarterly as well as the CEB Estate Planning Reporter, both covering Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts. Jessica is a frequent presenter on special needs planning, including first party and third party topics such as settlement planning and third party special needs trusts. She is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) and served on the Planning Committee for their 2018 National Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been a member of the California Bar since 2016. She earned her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2015 and undergraduate degree in Politics from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011. As a law student, Jessica won a place on the Moot Court Board, founded and chaired the Estate Planning Society, and worked as an Extern with the Honorable Sandra K. Bean in Alameda Superior Court’s probate division.