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Overview

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.


Service

Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • Missouri
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
  • Webster-Rock Hill Ministries Volunteer Attorney Consultation, 2018-present

Jessica donates her legal skills to a weekly legal clinic offering advice on probate matters, utility problems, landlord-tenant disputes, child support and domestic violence issues. She provides general guidance or referrals on a spectrum of legal questions that can be as broad as the law itself.