Jessica is attorney in the firm’s Cleveland office. She represents plaintiffs in civil-rights, employment-discrimination, and fertility-misconduct cases.
Jessica began her legal career in New Orleans, where she worked at defense firms representing utility companies, hotels, and other businesses. After moving to Cleveland, Jessica changed practice areas and leveraged her defense-side experience to represent individuals. She has experience representing people whose constitutional rights were violated by police and corrections officers, people who endured retaliation from police or employers for speaking out on issues of public concern, and people who suffered workplace discrimination on the basis of race, gender, or pregnancy.
As an attorney with both trial and appellate-practice experience, Jessica has the practical knowledge necessary to develop results-driven legal strategies for her clients.
Jessica is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Ohio, and several federal trial and appellate courts. She is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Ohio Employment Lawyers’ Association, and the Legal Network for Gender Equity. Jessica serves on the Executive Committee of the William K. Thomas Inn of Court.
Jessica attended Missouri State University on a full academic scholarship awarded to only 40 incoming freshmen and earned a B.A. in both Religious Studies and Classical Antiquities, summa cum laude. She received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she served as a research assistant to two distinguished professors and worked as a student practitioner for a juvenile public defender’s office.
University of Notre Dame Law School
Juris Doctor, 2010
Missouri State University
B.A., summa cum laude, Religious Studies and Classical Antiquities, 2007