Mara Felsen, a San Diego attorney and advocate for the reform of marijuana laws, lends her legal expertise to cannabis related constitutional, criminal and administrative legal issues. After beginning her legal career in 1997 as a civil litigator representing corporate defendants in class actions and consolidated individual actions, she joined the international law firm of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, focusing in the areas of business litigation, insurance coverage and insurance coverage/bad faith litigation. Following a severe car accident that resulted in multiple back surgeries and chronic pain, she was forced to explore alternative medicine when all else failed. Her own life experiences as a cannabis patient combined with her professional expertise as an attorney inform her unique perspective in a variety of fields.
Ms. Felsen graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Letters and Sciences, and the University of San Diego School of Law.