The Law Offices of Jennifer Rosenthal

is a boutique firm that specializes in

criminal defense, cannabis, land use, entitlements, and business formation.


Jennifer Rosenthal is a criminal defense lawyer and seasoned cannabis attorney.  It just so happens that being a legal champion is in her DNA. She comes from a family of attorneys and has extensive experience as both a civil litigator and criminal defense lawyer. At an early age, she began working in her father’s law firm and quickly realized she had a passion for justice.

Jennifer was one of California’s earliest cannabis attorneys representing many of the first industry entrepreneurs with her stellar reputation and deep knowledge of cannabis policy and regulations.  She also works closely with Monterey County’s Cannabis Program advocating on behalf of her clients and the community. Jennifer is a founding Board Member of the Monterey Cannabis Industry Association and currently serves as Vice President.

As a criminal defense lawyer, Jennifer represents defendants from all walks of life in both serious violent felonies and misdemeanor charges.  She successfully handles complex cases achieving favorable results for her clients involving assault and battery, domestic violence, drunk driving, sex crimes, narcotics possession, and more.
Jennifer believes in giving a voice to those who were not given an opportunity to use theirs. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Legal Services for Seniors for six years. For the last five years, Jennifer has served on the board of CASA of Monterey County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) a non-profit that advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, where she currently serves as President of the Board.


Rachel Parker holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received her Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the Monterey College of Law.


Since graduating, she has worked for various local, power-house lawyers, including Criminal Defense Attorney Richard Rosen and Monterey County Attorney Richard H. Rosenthal. Rachel has worked exclusively for Jennifer Rosenthal since 2016.



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