Ms. Nieves passed the California Bar in 2009 and went to work at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. Two years later, she accepted a position as a trial attorney at a creditor’s rights law practice, where she effectively litigated over 400 contested matters and maintained a 95% success rate. She then formed The Nieves Law Firm to help restore the reputations of those who have been accused of crimes and help them plan for a better future. She believes in taking the “criminal” out of criminal defense and strives to help her clients navigate the complex legal process with an advocate who empowers them and tenaciously fights for fairness. She is passionate about delivering excellent service to her clients and community. Jo-Anna has been named Alameda County Bar Association’s Distinguished New Lawyer (2017) and has been recognized as a Northern California Rising Star SuperLawyer for the past 4 years in a row.