Jessica has been practicing law since 2009 and is admitted in Ontario, Illinois, Indiana, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Jessica was the original source to the Indianapolis Star series on USA Gymnastics that exposed pedophile coaches and officials in USA Gymnastics including Larry Nassar. Jessica has written and/or argued cases for the 7th and 9th Circuits Court of Appeals as well as the Indiana Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Jessica’s practice is focused on Civil Rights work and representing young athletes who have been molested by coaches controlled by the United States Olympic Committee. Jessica is often called upon by law firms around the United States and Canada to brief complex legal issues and has written and argued cases in the state and Federal Courts of Michigan, Indiana, Arizona, California, among others.
Jessica earned her BA from the University of Indianapolis in 2004, where she double-majored in German and Psychology, and continued there to earn her MA in Clinical Psychology in 2006. From 2003 to 2006, she also worked as the lead technician at a private neuropsychology clinic in Indianapolis, where she administered cognitive and neuropsych assessments to everyone from toddlers to nonagenarians and convicted criminals. In the fall of 2006, she matriculated into the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis; during her time there, she participated in Moot Court and was an Articles Editor for the Indiana Law Review. Her Note, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Why ethanol production must be regulated and how to do it, was published in the University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law in 2008. Her article Illegal Aliens and Worker’s Compensation Issues was published in Res Gestae in 2010.
She is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being outdoors.