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Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
Juris Doctor, December 1998

University of Redlands, Redlands, California
Bachelor of Science in Business and Management, June 1995


State Bar of California, 2002
Southern District of California, 2003
Northern District of California, 2003
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2007


California Public Defenders Association
Northern California Lawyers Referral Service - Panel Member


Sierra Law Center, APC, Criminal Defense | Personal Injury | Northern California, Grass Valley, Susanville
Law Office of Jacob D. Zamora, Criminal Defense | Personal Injury | Northern California, Grass Valley, Nevada City
President and Principal Attorney, January 2003 – Present

As a former Public Defender, Jacob D. Zamora has represented accused, including indigent defendants, in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases, including, homicide, (murder), vehicular homicide, attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, kidnaping, assault with a deadly weapon with GBI enhancement, domestic violence, drug offenses, sexual offenders, theft, robbery, gun possession charges, DUI, contempt actions, and expungements, (1203.4 dismissal). Mr. Zamora has drafted and argued motions to suppress, Pitchess motions, in limine motions, motions to dismiss, sentencing memorandums, Romero motions, motions to withdraw guilty pleas and motions to correct custody credits. Mr. Zamora has prepared and argued Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus. Mr. Zamora has represented individuals in defending and prosecuting contempt actions and restraining orders in both civil and family courts. Mr. Zamora has represented clients in complex state and federal civil litigation, including personal injury, Multi-Species Conservation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent transfer, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conversion, patent, trademark and copyright infringement actions. Mr. Zamora has also represented clients on appeal in the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One, and the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.


Mr. Zamora has a wide range of criminal trial experience handling both felony and misdemeanor cases throughout California. Over ninety percent of trials conducted by Mr. Zamora have been serious or violent felony strike cases. In addition to his criminal trial experience, Mr. Zamora also has civil and family law trial experience. Mr. Zamora has conducted family law trials, has handled complex real estate fraud matters, and civil settlement conferences. Mr. Zamora is also versed in civil arbitration proceedings handling arbitrations in both state and federal court. Mr. Zamora also has extensive experience in handling preliminary hearings, motions to suppress evidence, motions to dismiss, expungement, (1203.4), motions, and motions to reduce a felony conviction to a misdemeanor.


Veteran Owned Business Directory, Get your free listing, now! Mr. Zamora was a United States Navy Aircrewman and was responsible for coordinating tactical missions on suspected enemy submarines and surface ships. He also supervised and trained flight crew members. Mr. Zamora was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal for his service during Operation Desert Storm.


2016 - Juvenile Delinquency AB703 Training, sponsored by PJDC, 8.0 hours, Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency Law, Adolescent Development Principles, Competency and Capacity Juvenile Issues, Juvenile Detention Advocacy, Adjudication Strategies, Crossover Youth Issues, Non-Wardship Dispositions, Dispositional Advocacy, Post Dispositional Advocacy In Juvenile Cases, Juvenile Appellate Issues, Immigration Issues, Ethics, Elimination of Bias in Juvenile Cases, Litigating Juvenile Fitness Cases.

2016 - A Seminar On Drug Recognition Evaluation, sponsored by Alan C. Donelson Consulting, 6.0 hours, What is a Drug Recognition Evaluation, DRE as Applied Pharmacology, Reliability and Validity in Drug Recognition Examinations, Structural and Application Problems with DRE.

2015 - Death Penalty Criminal Defense Seminar, sponsored by CACJ & CPDA, 19.0 hours, recent development in Capital Case Defense, issues with traumatic brain injuries, issues in dealing with trauma, discovery issues in capital cases, discussions regarding mental health experts, using technology in capital cases, dealing with informant and co-defendant capital cases, litigating forensic science issues in capital cases, mental health issues in capital cases.

2013 - Death Penalty Criminal Defense Seminar, sponsored by CACJ & CPDA, 21.25 hours, recent development in Capital Case Defense, crime scene reconstruction, discovery issues in capital cases, advanced forensic pathology, capital case motion practice, dealing with co-defendant capital cases, new developments in DNA.

2010 - Homicide Criminal Defense Seminar, sponsored by CPDA, Sacramento, California, 8.5 hours, recent developments in homicide law, developing your theme from voir dire to closing argument, fighting the NGI case, deciphering and using autopsy reports, extreme trial tools, tackling difficult issues in child homicides and other cases, voir dire in homicide cases, mental defenses in homicide cases.

2008 - Homicide Criminal Defense Seminar, sponsored by CPDA, Sacramento, California, 9.5 hours, recent developments in homicide law, cold hit DNA cases, handling juvenile homicide cases in adult court, creative discovery in homicide cases, innovative jury selection techniques, infant death cases, defending gang homicide cases, vehicular homicide cases, mental defenses in homicide cases.

2008 - Defending Domestic Violence Cases, sponsored by CPDA, Sacramento, California, 5.0 hours, common character and credibility issues, witness preparation and cross-examination, domestic partner battering, jury selection, immigration consequences.

2008 - California Association of Drug Court Professionals. Annual Collaborative Justice Conference, Anaheim, California, 8.75 hours, trauma from different perspective, meeting the needs of veterans, effective practices for latinos in drug court, truth in drug testing, limitations on court ordered NA or AA meetings.

Northern California Criminal Defense Attorney Jacob D. Zamora, Esq., accepts cases in Susanville, City of Susanville, Lassen County, Truckee, Tahoe City, Grass Valley, Nevada City, and surrounding Northern California communities.
Office Address: 11260 Donner Pass Road, # C1-247 Truckee, California 96161 | 2850 Main Street, # 12-192 Susanville, California 96130
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The Sierra Law Center is a full service litigation law firm that limits its practice to Northern California, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence Defense, Northern California Expungement, Restore Gun Rights California, Penal Code Section 273.5(a), Penal Code Section 273.5a, Penal Code Section 243(e)(1), Felony, Preliminary Hearing, Misdemeanor, Certificate of Rehabilitation, Traffic Tickets, Traffic Citations, Proposition 47 Petitions, in Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, Lassen County, Susanville, City of Susanville, Placer County, Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn, El Dorado County, Tahoe City, Yuba County, Marysville, Sutter County, Yuba City, Sacramento, Downieville, and Sierra County.