Jasun Molinelli

Jasun C. Molinelli


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East Bay

Born in Sonoma County and raised in the Sierra Nevada Gold Country, Jasun brings his love for California and experience with family-owned business to his practice representing multi-generational California family-owned businesses in regulated industries and otherwise. Jasun has built his legal practice through representation of a wide array of business entities, including solid waste disposal and recycling companies, contractors, bars/nightclubs, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and private individuals in litigation and in complex daily transactions. Since 2009, Jasun has developed extensive experience representing businesses in California’s emerging markets and industries.

Before entering civil practice, Jasun worked for the City of San Francisco, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office (Writs & Appeals) and clerked for U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of CA, Robert S. Mueller III (currently serving as Special Counsel to the Russian Interference Investigation). Jasun earned a B.S. in Economics from St. Mary’s College of California, where he was a student athlete as part of the Gaels’ NCAA Intercollegiate football team. During law school, Jasun served internships with the Amador County District Attorney’s Office, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office – Felony Gang Violence Unit, and Queen’s County (NY) District Attorney’s Office – Homicide Investigations.

Jasun remains active in the Walnut Creek community where he has lived and worked for over 20 years by participating in community clean up days, youth sports organizations and other volunteer efforts including his recent appointment to the Contra Costa Library Commission as Walnut Creek Commissioner.

Representative Work

Solid Waste and Recycling: Franchise Negotiation and Drafting, Sales/Mergers/Acquisitions, Municipal Ordinance Drafting, Proposition 218 issues, RFPs, Federal/State/Local Regulatory and new law compliance, Employment/Trucking/Personal Injury/Contract disputes, Franchise Infringement prosecution, Community outreach/Public Relations/Political development, Insurance coverage and claims, Permitting, NOV defense.

Commercial Transactions: Business Entity formation, Start-ups, Financing, Leasing, Build/Lease Agreements, Sales/Mergers/Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Accounts Receivables/Collections, Taxation, Federal/State/Local regulation, Non Profit, Women-Owned Small Business Program.

California Emerging Industries: Expertise with local and State laws, Entity Formation, Structuring and Restructuring (Non-Profit to For Profit), Financing, Local Permitting and State Licensing (All license types), Permit Denial Appeals (Administrative and Civil Writs), Political Strategy, Legislative Drafting, Sales/Purchases/Acquisitions, Zoning and Real Estate, Labor and Employment, Labeling/Packaging, Processing, Manufacturing, Edibles/Cultivation/Ancillary products, Banking and Taxation, Trademark/Patent/Licensing, Contracts and Agreements, Internet Law, Water Resources Control Board, Labor Commission, CalFire, Regulatory Compliance, Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Entertainment and Sports: Nightclubs/Restaurants/Bars, Musical Artists and Record Labels, Contract Negotiations and Formation, Copyright Enforcement and Infringement Defense, Licensing and Royalty Collection, Athlete Representation.

Trucking/Transportation: Preemptive measures counseling, insurance claims, accidents/injuries/death, 24 Hour Emergency On-Scene Response Team, litigation defense.

Obtained a large settlement for a solid waste management company in a construction defect action involving a state of the art materials recovery facility in Southern California.

Obtained large settlement for client from pharmaceutical company for maternity leave violations and gender based constructive wrongful termination.

Obtained large settlement for client from national chain Pharmacy for malpractice and wrongful pregnancy.

Professional Affiliations

Contra Costa County Bar Association

Sacramento County Bar Association

Contra Costa Library Commission, Commissioner for City of Walnut Creek

California Refuse Recycling Council, Associate Member

Continental Little League (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation), Board of Directors

Native Sons of the Golden West, Excelsior Parlor #31 Member


B.S., St. Mary's College of California (1993)

J.D., St. John's University School of Law (1999)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

East Bay

925-746-8476 Direct Phone
925-746-8496 Fax

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