Jessica is a dedicated trial attorney that has been with the firm since 2011. She focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation with an emphasis on complex/catastrophic litigation, personal injury, premises liability, and construction negligence. She obtained ten defense verdicts in her first eleven jury trials, including nine not guilty verdicts. In just eight years, she has resolved more than 200 claims with more than 17% of cases resolving without payment or for nuisance value. Jessica is part of our Catastrophic Loss Team, assisting in investigating and litigating claims involving fatalities and significant injuries. Recently, she second-chaired two motorcycle fatality jury trials resulting in indemnity payments only 21.7% and 11.7% of the total available coverage. She currently leads one of our litigation teams and is available to consult on litigation management, billing efficiency, and metrics.
Jessica graduated with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law and in the top 12% of her class. While in law school, she made the nationally ranked Chicago-Kent Trial Team and finished as a Regional Semi-Finalist in the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Not only was Jessica a Chicago-Kent Legal Scholar, but she also received five CALI awards for obtaining the highest overall grades in Contracts, Evidence, Criminal Litigation, Legislative Process, and Criminal Procedure: Adjudicatory Process. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University.