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Overview

Jessica focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, class action defense and business disputes.

Jessica partners with clients to develop creative solutions for complex business problems. Additionally, Jessica defends clients facing class actions and represents clients in litigation involving allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and violation of federal and state labor and employment laws, among other claims.  

Jessica represents a broad spectrum of clients including major insurers, international banks, pharmaceutical companies, shareholders, executives, small businesses, global retailers, automobile dealerships and government agencies. While Jessica frequently advocates for clients in federal and state court, she seeks to resolve disputes through mediation and arbitration when feasible. 

In addition to litigation, Jessica advises clients on compliance with a variety of state and federal employment laws and regulations affecting businesses. Further, Jessica assists clients in drafting and revising restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and employee handbooks to reflect changes in the law and to mitigate risk. 

Clients appreciate Jessica’s dedication to thoroughly learn and understand their business. This understanding enables Jessica to provide effective and efficient representation tailored to each client’s needs, challenges and goals.


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Education

  • J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law
    • Civil Rights Law Journal, Notes Editor
  • B.A., Mary Baldwin University
    • English Language and Literature/Letters
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Arizona
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Mexico

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • State Bar of Arizona, Trial Practice Section
Experience
  • While representing insurer in complex multi-party litigation involving financial fraud, successfully amended complaint to add LLCs as defendants through use of alter ego doctrine to enable insurer to access $6M in real estate.
  • Represented executive and original shareholder of corporation in multi-million dollar buy-out; defended executive against claims of financial fraud.
  • Represented software company in connection with breach of commercial contract and services agreement.
  • Negotiated settlements in cases involving failure to disclose material information in commercial and real estate transactions.
  • Represented automobile dealerships in cases involving breach of commercial contracts.
  • Defended individual and class action lawsuits arising out of alleged violations of federal and state labor and employment laws, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and state counterparts.
Outside the Office

When away from her desk, Jessica can usually be found on a bike.

Jessica is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker and shares a passion for the outdoors with her husband and two children. 

Community Leadership
  • Lifewell, Board of Directors, 2020-present
  • VeloWorx Mountain Bike Team, 2017-present

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