Joanna L. Sacavitch brings a wealth of legal experience to her work as a Partner at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP. Prior to joining the firm she practiced Intellectual Property Law with the Bay Area firm of Gray, Cary, Ware & Friedrich.
Ms. Sacavitch has been practicing law for almost 20 years, and has a broad knowledge of all phases of case handling, from conducting initial client meetings and taking depositions to conducting extensive research, drafting pleadings and taking cases to trial.
Her depth of experience in every phase of court and administrative systems enables Ms. Sacavitch to effectively represent her varied client base, including Teamsters, retail clerks, police officers, firefighters, ironworkers and members of the entertainment industry, including stunt and special effects people.
Ms. Sacavitch received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz. While earning her juris doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law, she served as Editor of Law Review in Intellectual Property Law. She earned both degrees with highest honors and was presented with a myriad of AMJUR awards for excellence.
Ms. Sacavitch is on the Board of Directors of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, a 1,000-member statewide organization that advocates for injured workers’ rights, and serves on the organization’s Membership and Public Safety committees. Law and Politics magazine named her a “Rising Star” among Southern California lawyers for 2004 and 2006. Ms. Sacavitch is admitted to practice in the State of California. She is a member of the California Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.