Geneviéve L. Jones-Wright serves as a deputy public defender in San Diego where she lives out her life’s passion: Serving and being a voice for our nation’s most marginalized groups. Her practice focuses on representing individuals charged with serious criminal offenses.
Beyond her advocacy work in the courtroom, Geneviéve serves on San Diego’s Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention, where she chairs the ad-hoc committee on gang documentation and is a member of the communications and outreach committee and youth subcommittee. Geneviéve serves on the board of David’s Harp Foundation, an organization that radically transforms the lives of “at-risk” and homeless youth through the power of music. She is a volunteer attorney with the California Innocence Project and a mock trial coach and criminal justice program advisory board member at Lincoln High School. She is also Treasurer of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association.
A native San Diegan, Geneviéve grew up and lives in the Southeast San Diego community. She earned her bachelor's in communications from the University of San Francisco, J.D. from Howard University School of Law, and LL.M. in trial advocacy from California Western School of Law.
Her life goals are to use the law as a tool for our oppressed and most vulnerable, and to demonstrate to those groups everywhere that there are no limitations on your heights, except the ones you place on yourself. Geneviéve has an abiding love for God and sincerely desires to manifest Divine Love by way of her life.