Having immigrated to the United States with her family as a small child, Ayesha has a unique understanding of the challenges an individual or family may face when navigating complex procedural and legal immigration issues.
She moved to the Bay Area from Chicago with her family in 2014 and practiced immigration law in Berkeley with a focus on affirmative asylum cases, something she has wanted to do since her law school days. She has worked with numerous Bay Area non profits providing legal services to asylum seekers, even handling certain cases from inception to completion at no cost.
In Chicago, she served the people of Illinois as an Assistant State's Attorney at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office for nearly nine years. She worked in both the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau and the Civil Actions Bureau. In the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau, she was lead counsel in six jury trials and lead counsel or co-counsel in over 100 bench trials. She has utilized the grand jury to lock in eyewitness testimony and has indicted several high-profile murder, attempt murder, sex assault, arson, reckless homicide, drunk driving, drug, and financial crimes. Furthermore, while assigned to the Criminal Appeals Division, she had the privilege of writing twenty-three appellate briefs and successfully argued twice before the First District Court Of Appeals resulting in a published opinion in the People's favor. In the Civil Actions Bureau, she represented the County of Cook and the Cook County Sheriff in a variety of tort and civil rights actions. She was the lead attorney on numerous federal cases and negotiated settlements and litigated various issues in the United States District Court and in all divisions of the Cook County Circuit Court. She was also part of a team of attorneys who represented the Cook County Treasurer, Cook County Clerk, Cook County Assessor and the Cook County Board of Review in a variety of matters related to the assessment and collection of property taxes. Furthermore, she had the privilege of writing two civil appeals resulting in published opinions.
She is deeply honored to serve the immigrant community in the Bay Area at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe.
When not working, Ayesha is usually eating her way around the world through the truly global cuisine the Bay Area has to offer, trying to figure out what piece of fiction to read next and is convinced that she will never get accustomed to the staggering beauty of the San Francisco Bay. She does, however, dearly miss warm summer evenings and good old fashioned Midwestern thunderstorms.
Published Opinions in Illinois Appellate Court:
People v. Jones, 328 Ill.App.3d 233 (2002)
Board Of Education of Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District v. James M. Houlihan, Cook County Assessor, 382 Ill.App.3d 604 (2008)
Sears Holding Corporation v. Pappas 391 Ill.App.3d 147 (2009)
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
The University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana
Hindi and Urdu