Jacqueline M. Simonovich


San Francisco


Jacqueline is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation practice group. 

She has represented a wide variety of clients in both state and federal courts. She has litigated matters before international arbitral forums, including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce.  Jacqueline handles a range of matters for her clients, including breach of contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, and joint venture/partnership disputes.

Jacqueline received her J.D. from Berkeley Law School, where she received the Prosser Prize in Health Law and Policy.  She served as a publishing editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law. She represented a prisoner sentenced to the death penalty as a Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic member.  Before joining Weintraub Tobin, Jacqueline practiced at a large international law firm, focusing her practice on breach of contract issues and representing her clients in international commercial arbitration.

Outside of work, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her husband and cats and trying to get to her 1000th Peloton ride.

BASF Barristers’ Club

Board Member, Diversity Director

BASF Barristers’ Club Litigation Section Executive Committee

BASF Barristers’ Club Diversity & Inclusion Committee

San Francisco Bar Association


The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2024 (Commercial Litigation)

Prosser Prize, Health Law, and Policy
Witkin Award, Legal Research, and Writing II

Northern California Rising Star List, 2023

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Prosser Prize, Health Law and Policy, 2017

M.A., New York University, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought, 2011

B.A., summa cum laude with high honors in English, Muhlenberg College, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008

BASF Barristers Club Presents Yoga for Lawyers

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM (PST) WHERE: Venable, 101 California St, Suite 3800, San Francisco, CA Join the Barristers Wellness Committee for a 1 hour all levels yoga class taught by Jackie Simonovich, Esq. (RYT-200), followed by a networking reception. Free yoga mat and accessories…

L&E Seminar: The Risk of Retaliation Claims – It’s More Than You Think! The Various Statutes Protecting Employees

Like other employment claims in recent times, we are seeing more retaliation and “whistleblower” claims against California employers. Employers need to know what to listen for or they can find themselves accused of retaliating against a “whistleblower.” On April 12th, Lukas Clary, Meagan Bainbridge, and Jacqueline Simonovich of Weintraub Tobin’s…

  • When: Apr 12, 2023 09:30 am PDT – 11:30 am PDT
  • Where: 400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Webinar: An In-Depth Look at Attorney-Client Privilege

On Tuesday, June 14, The Litigation Section of the Barristers will present a webinar that aims to provide an in-depth look at attorney-client privilege in employment, white collar, and commercial litigation. Weintraub shareholder Lizbeth (Beth) V. West will speak at the event, alongside Aviva Gilbert of Farella Braun + Martel…

  • When: Jun 14, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

Jacqueline Simonovich Elected Diversity Director for Barristers Board of BASF

Weintraub Tobin attorney Jacqueline Simonovich has been elected as the Diversity Director for the Barristers Board of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF).  The Diversity Director leads the Barristers Diversity & Inclusion Committee and spearheads the planning and execution of the Barristers annual Diversity Conference and Awards. Jacqueline has…

Jacqueline Simonovich in San Francisco Attorney Magazine: Second Diversity Conference Brings in Experts to Increase Awareness and Provide Solid Solutions

The Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco hosted the 13th Annual Barristers Club Diversity Awards Reception. The awards are meant to recognize individuals for their efforts to raise awareness of diversity issues in the Bay Area Legal Community. Jacqueline Simonovich introduced a panel that discussed racial disparities…

Jacqueline M. Simonovich Joins Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub is pleased to welcome Jacqueline M. Simonovich to the Firm’s Litigation Group. Jackie has represented a wide variety of clients in both state and federal court and has litigated matters before international arbitral forums, including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce.