Julissa Echevarria

Attorney & Partner

An attorney with over 17 years of legal experience, Ms. Eschevarria began working with the law offices of Robert L. Forkner in 2005 as a certified paralegal. Over the course of her employment, she was trained and supervised by Robert L. Forkner to be a zealous and aggressive criminal defense attorney by preparing for and assisting in criminal state and federal jury trials before becoming an attorney.

In 2016, she became a member of the law firm FORKNER, ORLANDO & ECHEVARRIA because of her tenacious and successful use of analytical, investigative, organizational, negotiation, and courtroom litigation skills. Ms. Echevarria is a fluent Spanish speaker. She oversees cases from concept to conclusion. She also facilitates the firm's development, management, and team building. Ms. Echevarria has the delegated authority to handle cases in Mr. Forkner’s absence as necessary.


Undergraduate: Humphreys College, Modesto, California

  • Degree: Associates & Bachelors in Arts and Business Administration
  • Major: Political Science, Paralegal Studies, & Bachelor of Arts

Law School: Humphreys College/Lawerence Drivon School of Law, Stockton, California

  • Degree: Doctorate of Jurisprudence
  • Major: Political Science

Activities & Affiliations

  • Member of the United States Eastern District of California
  • Member of The California State Bar Association
  • Member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member of The American Bar Association
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member of the California Young Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Stanislaus County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California