Jamie Serb grew up in the Oakland Bay Area. Her father, a former Teamsters shop steward for International Harvester, retired from a 20 year career with the Postal Service shortly after she moved to San Diego to attend college at University of California, San Diego. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom, who taught Jamie compassion, determination, and to diligently go after what she wants in life.
Jamie comes from a military family. Her grandfather drove ambulances for the Army during World War II. Her father was also in the Army, but was honorably discharged after losing his thumb from a grenade blast. Her brother-in-law currently pilots helicopters for the Air Force and performs search and rescues overseas, as well as occasionally providing air support fighting California wildfires.
Jamie has a passion for helping both people and animals in need. She enjoys volunteering at various charitable events and supporting animal rescue organizations (even participating in animal rescues from time to time). This passion led Jamie to a career in law, where she could put her talents to use in helping people navigate through the legal world. Jamie attended law school in San Diego at California Western School of Law (“CWSL”) and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association. She also mentors young law students who are just starting out their legal education at CWSL.
Jamie’s areas of practice include wage and hour class actions on behalf of California employees whose statutory rights have been violated, as well as working on Defense Base Act cases on behalf of overseas contractors who were injured on the job.
Jamie’s hobbies include teaching herself to paint, participating in 5k races around San Diego, spending time with friends, family, and her two energetic cats.