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Genevieve R. Walser-Jolly

Genevieve Walser-Jolly banking and financial litigation

Genevieve Walser-Jolly represents financial institutions. She has a niche practice involving reverse mortgage loans, data privacy protection, and class action defense.

Before attending Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Ms. Walser-Jolly had the opportunity to work in mortgage loan originations. She worked as a loan officer and loan processor originating, retail, wholesale, forward, and reverse loans. She has been involved in the mortgage industry for over sixteen years. Combining her legal and business experience, Ms. Walser-Jolly approaches the practice of law in a pragmatic manner, with an emphasis on efficiency and client service. No two cases are the same. Understanding her client’s individual needs and goals is key to effectively litigating on their behalf. Ms. Walser-Jolly’s practice includes complex litigation in representing auto finance companies victimized by sophisticated fraud rings; defending consumer cases under the TCPA; and developing data privacy programs.

Ms. Walser-Jolly’s background includes growing up in Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Northwest Christian College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She graduated cum laude.  While in college, she spent three years volunteering at the Veteran’s Administration where she facilitated substance group therapies.

Ms. Walser-Jolly eventually made her way south to California where she completed a Master of Arts in Psychology at Pepperdine University in 2001. At Pepperdine, she made the National Dean’s List and graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Walser-Jolly went on to work in mental health for several years. She volunteered at the Veteran’s Administration and designed behavioral programs for group homes.

During her time at Loyola, Ms. Walser-Jolly was a Public Interest Scholar and focused her education on secured lending and transactions. After graduating in 2007, she entered private practice and has since focused her practice on financial services litigation.

Ms. Walser-Jolly is the author of the California Continuing Education of the Bar’s Treatise on the California Consumer Privacy Act.  (Walser-Jolly, The California Consumer Privacy Act, Ch.10A, Privacy Litigation (CEB 2019).  She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).  Ms. Walser-Jolly is a member of the Governing Committee for the Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL).  She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Consumer Financial Services Committee with the American Bar Association.  Ms. Walser-Jolly sits on the Associate Board for the Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove.  Ms. Walser-Jolly sat on the servicing committee for The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (2014-2019) and is a 2017 graduate of the Future Leaders program with the California Mortgage Bankers Association.  She works with Girls, Inc. to provide internship opportunities to high school students interested in the practice of law and sat on the Young Professionals Board at the Disability Rights Legal Center from 2006-2013.


  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2007
  • Pepperdine University, M.A., 2001
  • Northwest Christian College, B.A.,cum laude,1999


  • California


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