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Desislava Kalcheva

San Diego

P 619-573-4923
F 619-573-4901


Desislava S. Kalcheva is an Associate in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

While in law school, Ms. Kalcheva was President of the University of San Diego, School of Law’s Employment and Labor Law Society, Chief Comments Editor of the San Diego International Law Journal, and a Moot Court Associate Board Member. Ms. Kalcheva completed a judicial externship with the Honorable William V. Gallo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and a San Diego County Bar Association Diversity Fellowship with Sempra Energy. Ms. Kalcheva also earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Employment Law & Technology and worked as a research assistant to Professor Orly Lobel, Don Weckstein Professor of Employment and Labor Law.

While in college, Ms. Kalcheva minored in Economics, was an Inaugural Board Member of a Clinton Global Initiative University non-profit organization, and earned a Revelle College Council Member of the Year Award for her service as Director of Administration and Concerts Chairperson.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Women in eDiscovery

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Classics 4 Kids, Advisory Council Board Member
  • UC San Diego Alumni Association, Scholarship Application Reviewer
  • UC San Diego Political Science Program, Mentor
  • University of San Diego, School of Law Moot Court Tournaments, Volunteer Judge