Jessica has been an advocate for women, children, and families since 2002. Working in areas of K-12 education advocacy, special education, higher education regulation and policy, public service, and estate planning and probate, she has developed a full range of skills to serve clients and the community well.
Jessica continues to develop her legal practice in probate, estate planning, and trust matter, and prides herself on her reputation for helping others achieve their goals. Recent successes have included assisting clients in terminating court-ordered guardianships and implementing successful alternatives to guardianships as part of supported decision-making.
She earned her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jessica additionally holds a Certificate from the College of William & Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy and completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Certificate in Probate and Estate Planning in 2021.
Jessica’s advocacy on behalf of students and families has included collaboration locally, at the state level, and in Washington D.C. where she has fought for equitable funding for public education and the rights of students from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds. She served as an Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education Trustee from 2016 to 2022, holding leadership positions at the district and county levels.
Her memberships and service include serving as Chair of the Ann Arbor Democratic Party since 2019 and being an active member in the Michigan Democratic Party, ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, and Sierra Club. She has past involvement with Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Wayne State University Law School Women’s Law Caucus. Her most fulfilling role has been as a mother to three great kids whom she has been raising in Ann Arbor with her husband.