Johanna Deleissegues, Lawyer

Quick Facts

Name: Johanna Deleissegues

Job: Lawyer

Offices: San Diego and Riverside

Charity: Seacrest Village Retirement Community

Motto: “If you think it, you can do it”

Dog or Cat?: Neither

Desired Super Power: I’d love to fly

Problem I want to solve: I want to get rid of poverty, and by doing so end world hunger.

Three guests at my dinner party: Domingo Ortega, Sonia Sotomayor, Harrison Ford


Johanna R. Deleissegues earned a B.A. in Mass Communications from Boston College on a full scholarship and an M.A. in the same field from University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.  She obtained her juris doctorate from the top 50 ranked University of Florida College of Law in 2000, earning high honors. A seasoned lawyer, she is skilled in all aspects of litigation, in both pre-litigation dispute resolution and in meditation and trial.

Experienced in real estate, contract, and business law, Ms. Deleissegues values her clients, their time, and their needs.  She has represented corporate and individual clients with boutique firms and with regional business and general litigation firms.

Ms. Deleissegues moved to the San Diego area for love in 2001 and is bilingual in English and Spanish and an accomplished dancer with Flamenco Arana.  She has been dancing flamenco for 21 years and performs at various local stages, restaurants, and private functions.  Her happy family includes her husband Richard and two young boys.


 Bona Fides

Awards of Distinction

  • Presented to the Politics and Government Paper Session of the University of Florida Graduate Student Forum and was honored with a 2nd place award, April 2000
  • Winner of the William French Clarke Award for Research Editing Excellence Award, Fall 1999
  • Best Advocate and Team Finalist, The Sojourner Truth Moot Court Competition, Spring 1998


  • Water Conservation: The New Law” CACM: Quarterly Law Journal Winter (2014)
  • “Synthetic Lawns: Simply Smart or Terribly Tacky?” Common Assessment Magazine Summer (2009)
  • “The Enforcers: Proper Violation Hearing Policy & Requirements” Common Assessment Magazine May/June (2007)
  • “The Lions at the Gate: An Architectural Review Committee Reviews a Homeowner’s Architectural Application and Meets the NEW Requirements of the California Codes “ Vision Magazine December (2006)
  • “Son of CDA: The Constitutionality of the Child Online Protection Act of 1998” Journal of Communications Law and Policy Volume 6, Number 1 Winter (2000)
  • “The Status of U.S. Copyright Law: A Brief Review of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act” Law and Technology

Professional Affiliations

  • Lawyers Club Member
  • Legislative Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Toastmasters

Admitted to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of California


University of Florida College of Law

  • Juris Doctor, High Honors 2000
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

  • MA, Mass Communications 2001

Boston College

  • BA, Mass Communications 1995


Johanna Deleissegues, Lawyer