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Jessica advises clients on estate planning, wealth transfer, and estate and trust administration.

Jessica devotes her practice to assisting individuals, families and small businesses in designing and drafting customized estate and succession documents, and preparing gift and estate tax returns. She counsels clients on complex estate and wealth planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning. Her experience includes drafting:

  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Gift and family trusts
  • Intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGT)
  • Charitable remainder unitrusts (CRUT)
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT)
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Wills, living wills and advanced directives
  • Financial and medical durable powers of attorney

Jessica's practice includes advising clients on matters that are deeply personal, and clients appreciate the care and compassion with which she approaches every issue. Jessica values the trust clients place in her and takes pride in her ability to competently navigate even the most delicate and complex issues. In a field of law that is not abstract, Jessica enjoys finding individualized solutions to human questions that we all face.




  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis
    • CALI Award for Legal Ethics
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, sources editor
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
    • cum laude
    • Political Science


  • Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

*Contact Jessica to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the St. Louis office.
Case Studies
Black Leaders Advancing Quality Urban Education (BLAQUE)

Dr. Cokethea Hill had a vision for creating a nonprofit organization that advances educational equity and improves educational outcomes for African-American children in public schools. While Dr. Hill had a robust framework for how to achieve the underlying goals, the scope and boldness of her ideas required a sophisticated approach to the organization’s formative stages.  

Dr. Hill met Demetrius Peterson through a relationship he made in the Centurions Leadership Program, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s two-year leadership development program. After an initial consultation, Dr. Hill retained Husch Blackwell to transform her vision into a reality.

Outside the Office

Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and dogs.

They like visiting family in California, Colorado and throughout the Midwest. In St. Louis, Jessica cooks with her family. She’s also an avid reader of nonfiction and spends time outdoors as a bicyclist and runner.

Community Leadership

Jessica places a high priority on pro bono work, providing counsel through the following organizations:

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (including pro bono estate planning for healthcare workers at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Sappington House Foundation
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

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