Jacqueline Khong, Associate Attorney
Are you facing an unending nightmare of a nonresponsive parent, never-ending litigation because the other side refuses to cooperate, engage or respond? Jackie excels at working with and against unrepresented parties. She successfully litigated against unrepresented parties while also persuading them to reach an agreement for divorce.
Jackie also handles the complicated Domestic Violence Restraining Orders for the firm. She gets to use her courtroom savvy and personal understanding of domestic violence to help clients obtain a restraining order and defend against an unjust request for a restraining order. As a survivor of a domestic violence relationship herself, Jackie has personal experience of the issues that survivors face as they try to obtain a restraining order. She understands the difficulties and hurdles when it comes to breaking the endless cycle of abuse. Abuse is not only physical, but it includes emotion, mental, and financial abuse. Jackie has effectively handled various Domestic Violence cases and custody cases where one parent attempts to use the child as a pawn in their legal matters. She has taken her personal experience and courtroom savvy to her representation of survivors of domestic violence during her time at the Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) and now at Hart Ginney LLP. She helps survivors move on when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
Jackie understands that people can be handed unpredictable situations in life. She grew up in an under-represented community, was raised by a single mother, and is a first-generation college graduate. Through Jackie’s personal experience, she understands first-hand the issues that our clients face in a divorce or legal separation matter. She is the attorney that you can confide in, and who will always lend a shoulder for you to cry on. Jackie takes the time to understand each client’s goals and to provide the client with a strategy to obtain a reasonable outcome. She will zealously advocate for her clients so that they can have a voice throughout the legal process. Jackie also understands that not all clients benefit from litigation. She will assist clients by effectively negotiating fair settlement agreements and finding timely resolutions to their cases so that they can close a chapter of their life and move on to a brighter future.
During her spare time, Jackie enjoys hiking, BBQing, watching sports, and cuddling with her dog.
Golden Gate University School of Law
- J.D. – 2018
Texas A&M University
- B.A. – 2014
- Honors: With Honors
- Major: International Studies of Commerce with a minor in Japanese
- Alameda County Bar Association, Member
- Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California, Member, 2017-Present
- Specialization Certificates in Family Law and Public Interest
- Witkin Awards in Appellate Advocacy and Legal Writing and Research
- CALI Awards in Community Property and Criminal Procedure
- Pro Bono Honor Society