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Una Lee Jost

Una Lee Jost

"Helping you navigate today's complex legal environment."
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  • California
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Summary

Una Lee Jost is a California licensed attorney, serving the legal needs of nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Through her 17+ years of legal experience, Una has gained broad perspective in the many ways that law intersects with life. After receiving her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2001, Una worked as in-house legal counsel for a nonprofit university as well as a civil litigator at Los Angeles law firms defending public entities, big businesses, and others. In 2010, Una started her own law practice in order to put her decade-plus of legal experience into use in serving California's nonprofits and small businesses.

Legal Areas of Emphasis:
- Nonprofit Organizations Law
- Small Business Law
- Contracts
- General Practice

AVVO Lawyer Rating of "Superb." (Note: As much as Una would love to, you understand that she cannot guarantee results & past results do not guarantee future results.)

For more information please visit: www.jostlegal.com.

Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Honors: Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Articles Editor 2000-2001; Dean's Honors List, 2001.
Activities: Professor Hobb's Trial Advocacy Program, Summer Public Interest Employment Program, Christian Legal Society, Criminal Law Society.
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University of California - Riverside
B.A. (1998) | Biology major, Ethnic Studies minor
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Honors: UC Regent's Scholar, 1993; Golden Key International Honor Society, 1996; University Honors Program Residential Fellowship, 1993-1997; Chancellor's Music Performance Award (Piano), 1994; Gluck Music Fellowship (Voice), 1996.
Activities: UCR Chamber Singers, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, University Honors Program, Early Academic Outreach Program Tutor for local high school, Founder of University Honors Artists Troupe (a group of college students that shared musical talents in visitations to hospitals, homeless shelters, and convalescent homes).
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Professional Experience
Attorney-at-Law
Jost Legal
- Current
Assistant General Counsel
Azusa Pacific University
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In-house attorney for nonprofit private university with 8000+ students and 1800+ employees. Specific areas of responsibility include contract review and management, advice and counsel regarding risk management and legal compliance matters, drafting of university agreements and policies, monitoring higher education/non-profit regulation, and collaborating with outside litigation counsel. Created the university's compliance calendar, contracts manual, records retention policy, and scientific research ethics manual. Also created the university's General Counsel website with legal information for self-help of university constituents. University departments served include those relating to community counseling programs, community music programs, food services, community service programs, international programs, marketing, business, human resources, academic departments, student life, financial aid, campus safety, graduate research, and others.
Associate Attorney
Hurrell Cantrall, LLP
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Associate attorney in civil litigation defense firm, defending businesses, individuals, and public entities against a variety of claims filed in both federal and state courts. Lawsuits defended included claims involving general liability, governmental liability, products liability, inverse condemnation, and professional malpractice. Engaged in legal research of complex legal issues, investigation, discovery, depositions, law and motion, and trial preparation.
Associate Attorney
Stone & Hiles, LLP
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Associate attorney at insurance civil litigation defense firm, defending businesses, individuals, institutions, and public entities against a variety of claims filed in state courts. Lawsuits defended included claims involving: - toxic exposure - general liability (auto accidents, premises liability, recreation and sports injuries, construction defect, intentional torts, fraud, and governmental tort liability) - professional malpractice, and - commercial law. Handled own caseload from inception of case to resolution, including preliminary evaluation of case to determine case strategy; conducting discovery, investigation, and legal research; drafting pleadings, memoranda, and correspondence; taking and defending depositions; hiring and managing experts; preparing for and appearing at court hearings and arbitration/mediations; negotiating settlement agreements; and preparing for trial.
Certifications
California Bar License
American Bar Association
Summer Institute in Negotiation
Northwestern University
Awards
Dean's Honors List
Loyola Law School
Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
Loyola Law School
Summer Public Interest Employment Program Award
Loyola Law School
Professional Associations
National Lawyers Guild
Board Member
- Current
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Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California (Solo & Small Firm, Business Law sections) # 214968
Member
- Current
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Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
Member
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National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
Member
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Taiwanese American Lawyers Association (TALA)
Board member & Secretary
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Nonprofit Law
Languages
  • Mandarin
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Jost Legal
530 South Lake Avenue #274
Pasadena, CA 91101
USA
Telephone: (626) 344-8021