Jessica is part of the firm’s Insurance Department. She has substantial courtroom experience including settlement conferences, jury selection, and first chair trials to verdict. She engages in trial preparation, including expert and lay witness preparation and motions in limine. She has appeared for oral argument on dispositive and discovery motions before the First and Second Department, and various New York Supreme Courts. She has developed and implemented litigation defense strategies for high exposure personal injury and property damage claims involving New York Labor Law, premises liability, and automobile liability. Jessica has significant writing experience, including multiple appellate briefs for the First and Second Department, dispositive motions, and comprehensive reports to claims professionals. She has routinely drafted pleadings, correspondence, tender demands, discovery demands, and discovery responses and conducted and defended depositions. Jessica has also collaborated with insurance claims representatives on litigation strategy.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessica was an associate at two law firms in New York. At the beginning of her legal career, she focused on estate administration including letters of administration, death compromise petitions, and distribution of estates assets. She performed litigation preparation and support on medical malpractice lawsuits including initial research, correspondence, drafting motions, responding to discovery demands, pre-trial negotiations, and negotiation of Medicare and Medicaid liens.
Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from The College of New Jersey and her law degree from New York Law School. While in law school, Jessica was a legal intern at the Rackets Bureau, King’s County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, N.Y.