Jessica is a litigation attorney at Patton Sullivan Brodehl LLP focusing on real estate and business disputes.
She began her career handling debt collection matters, representing banks, lenders, and other financial institutions in court and mediation. Within just a couple months of obtaining her first associate attorney position, she sat first chair and conducted her first trial. Soon after, she became the lead trial attorney in a variety of consumer and commercial debt collection cases. She has gained experience at many stages of the litigation process, from initial case filing through post-judgment remedies. She has also advised clients on corporate matters.
While attending law school in Pittsburgh, PA, Jessica interned at Carnegie Mellon University Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation. There, she worked with inventors to review invention disclosures for novelty, marketability, and patentability. In addition, Jessica worked with a local non-profit, Tri-Valley Cares, to prevail on two Freedom of Information Act cases. Jessica was further granted a scholarship to travel to Washington, DC to meet with Members of Congress, their staff, and agency officials to lobby for reallocating portions of the federal budget to sustainable energy.