In 2019, Jessica joined FeganScott, launching the firm’s Washington D.C. office. She focuses on the fight against sexual abuse and harassment, employment discrimination, consumer fraud and civil rights violations. She is uniquely adept at developing creative legal theories to help secure the best possible outcomes for her clients.
Before joining FeganScott, Jessica was a partner at the Baltimore-based firm, Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, where she represented victims of sexual assault, product liability and constitutional torts. She has managed large numbers of products liability and pharmaceutical cases and served as the Maryland State Liaison for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re New England Compounding Pharmacy litigation. Additionally, her ability to successfully brief and argue complex legal issues made her a valuable asset to the team of lawyers that filed the second class action case on behalf of Flint, Michigan residents for safe drinking water.
Jessica also represented numerous patients who were abused by a Kaiser Permanente pain management physician and was a part of the team that represented thousands of women whose privacy rights were violated by their Johns Hopkins physician, culminating in a landmark settlement.
Prior to becoming partner, Jessica was an associate attorney at several plaintiffs’ and defense firms in Baltimore. Her experience representing companies and businesses across multiple practice areas has made her an especially effective advocate for her injured clients.
While earning her juris doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, Jessica was an editor for the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class and twice interned with the U.S. Department of Justice. After law school she clerked for the Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in comparative history of ideas from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society.
Jessica is a regular participant of the Duke Law Judicial Studies Center’s Diversity Conference and is a member of the American Association for Justice, Maryland Association for Justice, and the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland. She also served as the chair of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts.
Jessica was named to the National Trial Lawyer’s Top 40 under 40 from 2012 – 2016. In 2020, Jessica was honored as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers in Washington, D.C. by National Trial Lawyers.
- Maryland and District of Columbia
- United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, District of Maryland, District of Columbia and Eastern District of Tennessee
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Helped secure significant settlements for female patients who were sexually abused by their physician
- Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts
- Practicing law since 2005
- Member of the Maryland Association for Justice and Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (2012–2016)
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs Lawyers in Washington, D.C. (2020)