Jennifer Maldonado brings to Burris and MacOmber over a decade of high-volume litigation experience in Federal, State, and local courts throughout Southern Arizona as well as over five years of in-house employment relations / Human Resources work on behalf of Tucson area employers.
While a law student, Jennifer served as a teaching assistant in the area of legal research and writing, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Oral Advocate Award in moot court. She focused extensively on trial practice and litigation skills in her coursework, including working for two semesters as a student prosecutor through the Pima County Attorney’s Office, through which she began trying cases in court prior to receiving her law degree.
Jennifer also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Howard Fell in Pima County Superior Court for one year after law school. She began her official career as a licensed practicing attorney in 2000 in the criminal division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office, and focused on the prosecution of vehicular crimes and domestic violence. In 2004, Jennifer joined the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Tucson, where her practice focused on the prosecution of firearms offenses and drug trafficking. In 2007, Jennifer opened the Law Office of Jennifer Maldonado, LLC, where she continued her commitment to litigation and trial work on the defense side of the bar. Jennifer handled a great deal of federal criminal cases pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act, in which she was appointed by the federal government to represent indigent defendants in U.S. District Court, many of whom were primarily Spanish speakers. Utilizing her Spanish language skills and her prior experience as a criminal prosecutor, Jennifer found great satisfaction in assisting her clients in navigating their way through the court system and in obtaining the most favorable results.
In addition to her extensive litigation and courtroom experience, Jennifer has many years experience working for government and private business in a Human Resources capacity. She has significant experience in dealing with issues of Equal Employment, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Harassment, Hiring, Discipline, and writing and interpreting employment policies.
- Member, State Bar of Arizona
- Member, Pima County Bar Association
- Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson