Jessica grew up in Kansas City wanting to engage with and help others. As a child, that looked like being a lawyer, nurse, or librarian, especially after her parents forbid her from trying to become a horse jockey. Growing up, she spent three summers working in Latin America on public health projects, and earned her Master of Public Health degree to allow her to work in international health policy. When her husband’s military service kept her stateside, she spent time working for a global non-profit focused on women and children, and spent a year working for Congresswoman Karen McCarthy, before finally making her way to law school. Now, Jessica engages with her clients in the practice of family law, in the areas of divorce, adoptions, and custody modifications.
Jessica started her law practice in Savannah, Georgia, learning the craft of litigation and clerking for a local superior court judge. While there, she served as a Board member of CASA, was the President of the Savannah chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, and began her long involvement with the Junior League. Jessica received her B.A. from Bowdoin College, her M.P.H. from George Washington University, and her J.D. from the University of Houston. Currently, she leads a Girl Scout troop, and enjoys playing sports and gardening with her husband and four children.