Jesse Fretwell was raised in the Central Valley. He attended Edison High School in Fresno and then completed his degree in Criminology from California State University, Fresno graduating Summa Cum Laude. While working as part-time management for United Parcel Service, Jesse attended San Joaquin College of Law. He completed his Juris Doctorate degree with San Joaquin College of Law in 2010 and was the valedictorian for his graduating class. After a brief stay clerking in family law, Jesse joined the law firm of Darryl B. Freeman in March of 2011.