Jessica maintains a civil litigation and trial law practice dedicated to defending hospitals and medical professionals. She also represents licensed health care professionals and medical institutions in connection with administrative investigations and complaints. Jessica has extensive trial experience having done more than two dozen criminal and civil jury trials. She has also handled criminal and civil appeals to the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court.

Jessica was born and raised in Iowa City. She attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate studies and then returned to Iowa for law school. After receiving her JD, Jessica practiced for a number of years in Des Moines, both in private practice and as an Assistant Polk County Attorney. She is a proud third generation attorney and in 2012, returned to Iowa City to enter practice with her father, as her father had done with her grandfather a generation before. She lives in Iowa City with her husband, Shaun, and daughter, Evelyn.

Practice Areas:

  • Health Care Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Trial Law

.h2 Date and Place of Admission to State Bar and Federal Courts:

  • 2007, Iowa


  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2003
  • Certificate of French Language, University of Bordeaux, France, 2003
  • J.D., University of Iowa, 2007

Memberships in Bar and Professional Associations:

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Councel Association
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute

Memberships in Community Associations:

  • University of Iowa Museum of Art
    • Members Council
  • Hancher Aspiring Circle
    • Board Member
  • Iowa College Access Network
    • Former Board Member