Jessica represents clients in many areas of civil litigation, specifically focusing on real estate and Family Law. She has appeared in federal and county courts throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, particularly focusing on commercial real estate, zoning and land use matters and actions to quiet title.
Jessica has significant experience handling divorce, custody and support litigation, as well as drafting settlements and premarital agreements. She is also experienced in property negotiation and the settlement of other marital-related claims, including the division of family businesses.
Jessica's Family Law practice includes the methods of Collaborative Law, which reaches resolution by settlement customized to address the needs of each separate case. Collaborative law is practiced outside the court process and allows the parties to maintain healthy relationships with children and extended family during and after the divorce. In 2015, Jessica received her certification as a mediator through the Association of Conflict Resolution.
In addition to her civil litigation work, Jessica maintains an active Municipal Law practice. She is experienced in serving in the role of Solicitor, handling tax assessment, collective bargaining, code enforcement, zoning and election law.
In her role as an advisor, Jessica also assists clients with the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, as well as estate planning.
Elmira College, 2004, B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2007, member of the Appellate Moot Court, Phi Alpha Delta, Pitt Law Women’s Society and Court Appoint Special Advocate (CASA)
Allegheny County Bar Foundation: Secretary (2015)
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Delegate: November 2010-June 2012
Allegheny County Bar Association: Board of Trustees, Women in the Law Division, Young Lawyers’ Division: Secretary, Past Chair of the Public Service Committee, Bar Leadership Class of 2008
Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP)
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
National Wills for Heroes Program of Allegheny County: Coordinator (2009-2013)
Edward R. Sells Inn of Court: Past Member
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star 2014, 2015
Allegheny County Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Fellows Class of 2013