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.
Jessica began her legal career in Richmond, Kentucky where she practiced personal injury litigation, handled social security disability claims at both 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 courtrooms throughout Kentucky successfully arguing a litany of discovery and dispositive motions.
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 School Board Attorneys/Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
Dress for Success Lexington: Board of Directors
Junior League of Lexington: Member (2013-Present); Executive Board; Holly Day Market Chair (2017)
Legal Ethics in Hollywood, The Bencher (Sept./Oct. 2012).
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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