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Jacqueline Mendez Soto

Associate Attorney

Jacqueline Mendez Soto’s diverse background allows her to provide legal services to Torres Law Group clients on a variety of matters. She represents clients on employment and labor matters, including employment discrimination and employee grievances. She also represents individuals in family and juvenile matters, including divorce, parenting plan agreements, adoptions, and guardianships.

Before joining TLG, Jacqueline served as in-house counsel of labor affairs for U-Haul International, Inc., which provided her with a corporate perspective on managing legal matters. Previously, Jacqueline was an associate in the labor and employment group of Snell & Wilmer, LLP, where she represented clients before the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Jacqueline has also practiced in family law, juvenile law and probate law fields. In family matters, she has represented clients in dissolution proceedings, parenting plan agreements, child support orders and modifications of parenting plans and child support orders. In juvenile matters, she represented individuals in private parental severance proceedings. She has also represented clients in private adoptions and adoptions involving the Department of Child Safety. In probate matters, Jacqueline is experienced in juvenile and dependent adult guardianship matters. She also advises clients on estate planning matters, including preparation of wills.

Upon completion of her legal studies, Jacqueline was honored to serve as a judicial law clerk at the Arizona Court of Appeals for now Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer of the Arizona Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Jacqueline was a field examiner for the National Labor Relations Board where she investigated unfair labor practices and facilitated representation elections between unions and employers.

Jacqueline has volunteered her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the Maricopa County Superior Court, where she advocated on behalf of children in the foster care system. She also volunteers with the Tempe Community Action Agency I-HELP Homeless Shelter Program.

On a personal note, Jacqueline and her husband, Jaime, have three children. She enjoys weekend morning bike rides with her family and exploring new restaurants. Her pastimes include running, reading and relaxing.

Bar Admissions:
Arizona State Bar

Education:
J.D., Boston College Law School
B.S., Justice Studies, Arizona State University

Fluency:
English & Spanish

Publications:
“The Section 7 Limits On Workplace Communications Policies” The Practical Lawyer August 2005