Jesse Corona grew up in a small town north of Houston, Texas. Shortly after high school, he joined the Navy, where he spent almost six years as a Navy broadcaster and public affairs officer. He lived in southern Spain for two years, working for Navy Marine Corps Broadcasting Detachment Rota, Spain. After Spain he returned to Houston, where he won CNRC’s Public Affairs Officer of the Year award, for the entire Navy, for his time as the Public Affairs Officer of Navy Recruiting District of Houston.
After finishing his undergraduate degree at University of Houston, Jesse worked as an editor/production photographer at KTRK-TV (ABC) in Houston. Wanting to return to television news reporting to tell peoples’ stories, Jesse worked briefly at the short-lived News 24 Houston, before traveling to northwest New Mexico to run the 4-Corners News Bureau for KOAT-TV (ABC), out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Jesse’s last job as a television reporter was at KVBC-TV (NBC) (now KSNV-TV) in Las Vegas, where he covered hard news, crime, corruption, and politics. He interviewed President Obama and then Congresswoman Hillary Clinton in their race for the 2008 Democratic ticket. He covered the O.J. Simpson robbery trial.
He had several investigative successes, including a series on copper-wire thievery from businesses, a housing-scam that targeted senior citizens (his stories were cited in a lawsuit against the companies involved), as well as breaking the story in 2008 that led to a nation-wide manhunt for accused child molester Chester Stiles (appeared via satellite on Doc Phil show).
Jesse became a reporter to make a difference in peoples’ lives, something he found hard to do at times when he only discussed events from the sidelines. He says he decided to change careers to make a difference in a more meaningful way as an attorney.
Jesse returned to Houston to attend law school at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. His first summer in law school, Jesse worked in the Pentagon as a law clerk in the Standards of Ethics & Conduct Department for the Department of Defense’s General Counsel in Washington, D.C. He was one of twelve law students nation-wide, and the only Texas law student to be selected for the DOD government honors program that year. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review, and competed in traveling mock trial teams. Jesse graduated summa cum laude, in the top 10 percent of his class.
After law school, Jesse worked at a boutique Houston firm handling the pre-trial personal injury docket, before landing a job at a plaintiffs’ litigation firm near Houston. While at that firm, Jesse’s practice focused almost exclusively on prosecuting plaintiff first party insurance disputes; including Texas Deceptive Trade Practice violations, bad faith claims, and breach of contract cases. Jesse ran his own busy docket of residential and commercial cases from pre-trial through trial. His docket took him all across Texas state and federal courts, as well as into neighboring states. He first-chaired jury trials, and gained extensive motion practice, mediation, and deposition experience. Jesse negotiated settlements that earned him lifetime membership into both the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. There are over 4000 members throughout the country in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum alone; a number that represents fewer than one percent of all U.S. lawyers.
While Jesse was very successful at his last firm, working there exposed him to polices, procedures, and strategies that worked, others that did not, and others that he could improve upon. Jesse formed his own law firm in order to concentrate more fully on helping people to the best of his abilities.
Courts of Admission:
Texas State Courts
- United States District Court & Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
- United States Court of Federal Claims
Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
- Top 10%, summa cum laude
- Editor-in-Chief, Thurgood Marshall Law Review
- Competitive Mock Trial Teams
University of Houston, Houston Texas
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Media Production / Minor Corporate Communications,
- magna cum laude