Jessica enjoys using her dual experience as a litigation and insurance coverage associate to creatively and efficiently resolve her clients’ most vexing legal challenges.

Overview

Jessica’s litigation practice focuses on complex commercial and business disputes. She represents clients in the financial, healthcare, oil and gas, and utility industries in pre-litigation, litigation, and appeals. Her insurance experience encompasses assisting corporate policyholders in managing their relationships with their insurers, securing coverage under their business insurance programs, and resolving coverage disputes.

Jessica’s experience as a litigator in complex commercial disputes, coupled with her work advocating for corporate policyholder clients in insurance disputes, uniquely situates her to achieve creative solutions for a variety of business clients facing pre-litigation or litigation challenges.

Experience

Jessica regularly handles discovery, pleadings and dispositive motions practice in state and federal courts.

In her complex litigation work, manages e-discovery projects, including document collection, use of e-discovery technology and tools, and privilege analysis.

Jessica assists corporate policyholders in day-to-day management of their relationships with insurers to maximize their existing insurance coverage, including advising on policy compliance and program structure.

Jessica’s insurance practice includes analysis of Property and Business Interruption, Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions, General Liability, and Cyber policies, both with respect to coverage disputes and non-adversary matters, including M&A deals and program structure.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Professionalism CLE: Avoiding Novice Mistakes Panel, Allen County Bar Association, Fort Wayne, IN, 2015

Professionalism CLE: Summer Internships Panel, Indiana Tech Law School, Fort Wayne, IN, 2014

Publications

"Circuits Further Split Regarding Statute of Limitations for Disgorgement in SEC Enforcement Actions," Stinson Leonard Street's Emerging Trends, October 13, 2016

Recognitions

Recognitions

Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2017

CALI Award for Distinction in Mediation, 2013 

Scribe Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing, 2011

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Literacy Alliance (Indiana), Board of Directors, 2014-2015

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2016 
  • Indiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2016

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013 

  • Indiana Law Journal, Executive Online Editor 
  • Order of the Coif 

University of Wisconsin, B.A., Sociology and Legal Studies, with distinction, 2010

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