About Us

JENNIFER L. PRIETO, ESQ.

Jennifer brings 16 years of legal experience to Prieto Legal Group, LLP.  Before starting Prieto Legal Group, LLP, Jennifer was a partner in a national law firm.  


Jennifer’s legal career includes representing a variety of companies in civil cases involving toxic tort and premises liability, as well as public entities in cases involving civil rights.  Jennifer has litigated in State and Federal courts, preparing and defending her clients during interviews, depositions, and hearings.  She also has extensive experience drafting and arguing petitions, briefs, and motions for State and Federal courts.


Jennifer’s clients value her ability to handle their cases efficiently, and effectively, and always with a personal touch.  Jennifer vigorously pursues all avenues to ensure a favorable result for her clients.  


Jennifer is also fluent in Spanish. If you or a loved one is looking for an attorney who can effectively communicate in Spanish, Jennifer encourages you to contact our office. Other attorneys claim to speak Spanish, but in fact, it is their secretary or paralegal who does the translating. At Prieto Legal Group, LLP, Jennifer works with her clients one-on-one, in Spanish or English.

 

EDUCATION

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 2003

Santa Clara University, B.S., 1999


ADMISSIONS

California 

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern, Central 

and Southern Districts


MEMBERSHIPS

California State Bar Association

National Hispanic Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association


KAREN P. AGELSON, ESQ.

Karen brings 19 years of legal experience to Prieto Legal Group, LLP. Before joining Prieto Legal Group, LLP, Karen was a partner in a national law firm.  


In her former practice, Karen was hired by insurance companies to represent the interests of their insureds, some of which included Fortune 500 companies, to defend claims made by individuals for their alleged injuries.  These cases involved claims of environmental and toxic exposure, premises liability and general liability. 


Karen is a skilled trial attorney who has represented clients at trial in multiple jurisdictions.  These companies hired Karen for her trial skills, legal acumen and the ability to bring a case to favorable resolution, either with a defense verdict or favorable settlement.  In addition to her stellar trial record in winning defense verdicts, Karen’s presence in the courtroom has been instrumental in reaching highly favorable resolutions before verdict. 


Karen also defended companies in cases relating to allegations of groundwater and soil contamination, including cases involving CERCLA issues.  Karen now uses her expertise and knowledge to help Prieto Legal Group’s clients obtain the results they deserve. 


Before law school, Karen taught high school, a skill she uses in the courtroom to help juries understand her client’s case. Karen's education includes the following:


EDUCATION

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 2000

Mt. St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, M.A., 1991

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1979


ADMISSIONS

California

U.S. District Court, Central 

and Southern Districts


MEMBERSHIPS

California State Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

Contact Us!

206 W. 4th Street, Suite 313, Santa Ana, California 92701

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