Jill Vecchi grew up in the suburban town of Pleasant Hill, California, located in the San Francisco East Bay. From an early age she enjoyed volunteering and helping others. Jill attended a Catholic high school that valued giving back to the community and encouraged its students to volunteer. Through her high school she was able to work with children at a low-income daycare, which she found to be a highly rewarding experience. Jill continued her philanthropic endeavors when she went to college at the University of California, Riverside, where she organized an event to raise money for visually impaired individuals.
From an early age, Jill knew she wanted a career that would challenge her. Her determination combined with her love for helping others made her pursue a career as an attorney. After graduating from the University of California, Riverside, with a degree in communications and a minor in law and society, she attended Santa Clara University School of Law. While at Santa Clara, she worked at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Clinic, which provides pro bono advice and representation to individuals who cannot otherwise afford legal representation. She also participated in two moot court competitions and was chosen to be a part of the Honors Moot Court Internal Board. Jill was also lucky enough to study abroad while in law school, including studying under an English tutor at Oxford University for a summer.
All of Jill’s past experiences have helped shape and prepare her for her legal career. Jill’s areas of practice are wage and hour class actions on behalf of California employees whose statutory rights have been violated, and also working on Defense Base Act cases with overseas contractors who got injured on the job. She finds this work gratifying and enjoys being able to help these clients.
Jill’s outside interests include baking, cooking and working on improving her running times.