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New Leaders Council

Meet the 2016 Fellow: Jeremy Avila

Avila.Jeremy.NLCSV.Headshot2016.jpgBorn and raised in San Jose, California, Jeremy is a Bay Area native with a strong commitment to and interest in public service. The product of a single parent household and son of an immigrant father, Jeremy was the first in his family to pursue a higher education, attending the University of Southern California and UCLA School of Law. 

His interests in politics, public policy, and the legal system resulted in internships with Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Court of Appeal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, and the White House Domestic Policy Council. During law school, Jeremy volunteered his time with community legal aid clinics that served the HIV/AIDS community and children with intellectual and physical impairments.

Since graduating from law school, Jeremy has returned to the Bay Area where he serves as a Deputy District Attorney. Jeremy has first-chaired over 20 bench and jury trials ranging from misdemeanor DUI to domestic violence and other assaultive crimes. He is currently assigned to the Narcotics Unit where he prosecutes felony narcotics offenses. He aspires to one day advocate for victims of economic fraud and sexual assault.

Outside of the courtroom, Jeremy is active in efforts aimed at increasing diversity to the legal community and providing access to services for LGBTQ victims of domestic violence.

Jeremy enjoys going to the gym, hiking, finding new restaurants to enjoy with friends, and watching and re-watching the Star Wars and Godfather films.

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