J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, Samford University; Phi Beta Kappa
Member, Virginia Law and Business Review
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Jessica serves as consulting counsel to Wiley Rein LLP. She represents insurers in litigation before federal and state courts nationwide. Jessica counsels insurers on potential coverage issues under various types of general liability and professional liability insurance policies.
- Drafts pleadings and motions on behalf of insurers in coverage litigation nationwide.
- Counsels insurers on potential coverage issues and assists in monitoring complex litigation in connection with various types of professional liability policies.
- Conducts legal research and writes legal memoranda addressing a wide variety of complex procedural and substantive issues for clients involved in insurance litigation.
- Assists insurance trade associations in high-profile appellate cases involving complex coverage issues, including writing amicus curiae briefs supporting insurers’ interests and reviewing and analyzing developing areas of insurance law.
- Legal Intern, Microsoft, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Online Services and Advanced Technologies Group (OSAT) (2012)
- Intern, U.S. Senate, Office of Senator Lamar Alexander (2010)
- Teacher’s Assistant, Dean David W. Chapman, Samford University (2009-2010)
- Intern, Tennessee Elections Committee, Secretary of State Tre Hargett (2009)
- Intern, the Honorable Angelita Dalton, Davidson Municipal Courthouse (2008)
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
- Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC)
- Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)
- Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA)
News & Insights
- February 2016 | Newsletter
- January 2016 | NewsletterFourth Circuit Holds Two Lawsuits Involve Interrelated Wrongful Acts Constituting Single “Claim” Where Allegations Establish “Common Nexus of Fact”
- November 2015 | NewsletterCoverage Barred by Prior Litigation Exclusion, Regardless of Insured’s Actual or Reasonable Belief About Pre-Policy Demand Letter
- October 2015 | Newsletter
- September 2015 | NewsletterMaryland Federal Court Holds Coverage Barred by Insured’s Prior Knowledge and by “Actual Prejudice” from Late Notice
- September 2015 | Newsletter
- July 2015 | Newsletter
- June 2015 | NewsletterLouisiana Supreme Court Holds Settlement Demand Not Prerequisite for Bad Faith Failure-to-Settle Liability
- May 2015 | Newsletter
- April 2015 | Newsletter
- March 2015 | Newsletter
- February 2015 | Newsletter