Jo Pastore, Esq.

Jo attended California Western School of law and passed the California bar in 1989. She spent 27 years as a criminal defense attorney in the San Diego Public Defender’s office where she defended countless adults for various crimes. She also spent the better part of her career defending children in the Juvenile Criminal Court system in San Diego, CA.

She has a passion for helping children. She helps children both in criminal matters, and children with special needs in school sytems who are fighting to get the state-mandated care and services they need to succeed in their education and in life. 

She helps children who are overlooked and often treated unfairly by advocating and defending them in various matters including:


  • Felonies
  • Midemeanors


  • Special Education Individual Education Plans
  • Special Education Litigation
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