Jessica R. Stigall


jstigall@sturgillturner.com | 859.255.8581


Jessica Stigall is an associate practicing in the firm’s Employment Law, K-12 Schools and Higher Education Law practice groups. She has extensive experience defending clients in both state and federal court, due to her background in private practice and as an assistant county attorney in Estill County.


She earned her law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law and a B.A. in political science from Eastern Kentucky University. While in law school, Jessica served as a Chase Student Ambassador, was named to the Dean’s List, was a member of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court, and was elected as the Student Bar Association Secretary and Vice-President


Jessica grew up in La Grange but has called Lexington home since 2014. She gives back to her community as a member of the Junior League of Lexington and the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Lexington, and as a volunteer for various other nonprofit organizations. In her free time, she enjoys being active, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Areas of Practice

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Representative Experience

Jessica began her legal career in Richmond, Kentucky where she practiced personal injury litigation, handled social security disability claims at the federal and appellate levels, and practiced real estate law, closing loans for both private and corporate clients. Jessica also practiced as an assistant Estill County Attorney, where she oversaw a variety or court proceedings including arraignments, preliminary hearings, juvenile adjudications and emergency removal hearings.

In 2014 Jessica began working for an insurance defense firm in Lexington, Kentucky where she successfully defended her clients throughout the Commonwealth in cases ranging from minor car wrecks, commercial trucking, premises liability, and products liability litigation. Jessica has taken numerous depositions and appeared in court rooms throughout Kentucky successfully arguing a litany of discovery and dispositive motions.

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Discipline and Expulsion Essentials Under IDEA & Section 504, NBI IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop (2019)

 To Post or Not To Post: Rules for Social Media and Your Future, presentation for Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass “JA Miss Business” (2019)

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Legal Ethics in Hollywood, The Bencher (Sept./Oct. 2012).

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Community Involvement

Dress for Success Lexington: Board of Directors

Junior League of Lexington: Member (2013-Present); Executive Board; Holly Day Market Chair (2017); Volunteer of the Year (2018)

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Professional Affiliations

Central Kentucky American Inn of Court

Kentucky Defense Counsel

Kentucky Bar Association

KBA Young Lawyers Division

Fayette County Bar Association

FCBA Women Lawyers’ Association

National Council of School Board Attorneys/Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys

Defense Research Institute


Eastern Kentucky University, B.A. (2009)

Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D. (2012)

  • Henry Clay Scholar

  • Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court

  • Chase Student Ambassador

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